Randal Leroy Covert was born on May 3, 1963 at LasVegas, N.M., the son of Jerry and Margaret (Bauler) Covert. They lived in New Mexico before he moved with his family to Humboldt, S.D., while he was in grade school. In 1982 he graduated from West Central High School.
On March 2, 1996, he was united in marriage to Dawn Kueter at Las Vegas, Nev.
He was the owner and operator of Emerald Lawn Care.
He enjoyed playing pool, golf, riding motorcycle, sports, coaching softball, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Dawn; three children, Nikki (Robert) Bauerle, David Kueter, and Amanda Covert; two grandchildren, Danica Bauerle and Ryan Brown; five brothers and sisters, Terry (Wanda) Covert, Liberal, Kan., Melvin Covert, Centennial, Colo., Yvonne (Sammy) Lopez, Mora, N.M., Mike (Becky) Covert, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jim (Deana) Covert, Lincoln, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Parker. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Merrill.
Visitation will be today (Thursday), at the Hofmeister-Jones Funeral Home in Parker, with family present from 6-8 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hofmeisterjones.com.