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Randy Lee Basgall

August 18, 1959 — July 11, 2023

Randy Lee Basgall

Randy Lee Basgall, 63, of Hays, Kansas died July the 11, 2023 at Hays Medical Center after a short battle with metastatic cancer. His passing was peaceful, surrounded by his children, who ushered him into the loving arms of God.

Randy was born to Barbara (Schmidt) and Jerome Basgall on August 18, 1959 in Great Bend, Kansas in the family car on the way to the hospital, an event that set the stage for a lifetime of mischievousness and an innate love of vehicles. An active member of his church from childhood, above all else, Randy’s enduring love for Christ permeated throughout his entire life.

Albeit ornery at times, Randy's truest nature was rooted in exuberance. He welcomed others with his kind smile, warm heart, and zest for life. A trip into town always took twice as long for Randy because he relished the opportunity to chat with the friends and family he would inevitably bump into.

Randy was a renaissance man, as well as serving for 20+ years as caregiver for his disabled brother, Duane, was delighted in his many careers and hobbies which included cross-country trucking under CB handle "Sonrunner", cement masonry, oil rig rough necking, rental home management and anything to do with motors and mechanics. He was exceptionally handy at home and car repair, skills he dutifully passed on to his children.

Randy will be sorely missed.

He leaves behind his Children, Marlowe (Alec) Fenton of Olathe, Ks, Isaac Basgall (AJ Jacks) of Hays, Ks and bonus son Charles (Erica) Miller of Lynn Valley, Ks. Grandchildren Leila, Seeley, Parker, Sophia and Jacob. Four siblings; Patty Partridge of Choctaw, Ok, Mike Basgall of Byson, Ks, Duane Basgall of Hays, Ks and Marlene Hamit of Springfield, Mo plus numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins as well as previous wife Helene (Kasselman) Basgall.

Those who have passed before him include his Mother, Barbara (Schmidt) Basgall, Father Jerome Basgall, Brother, Earl Basgall, twin granddaughters Evelynn and Phoebe, previous wife Dodie (Lewis) Basgall and his best friend, Delilah, the boxer dog.

A celebration of life will be held in Randy's honor on his birthday, the 18th of August 2023 starting at noon at the Hays V.F.W.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Randy’s memorial fund by tribute pay at or by check made payable to Marlowe Fenton or Isaac Basgall to help his children with expenses.

Condolences may be left on Randy's tribute page at

"O LORD, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at last. Amen."

Arrangements in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601

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