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Randee Daale

Hawarden, Iowa ~ Randee Rae (Johannsen) Daale—mother of three, grandmother of nine, and school mother to hundreds for over a quarter century—died on Wednesday, August 19, of cancer. She was 61.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Associated Church in Hawarden with Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Friday, with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Associated Church. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Randee, the daughter of Clarence and Donna (Conway) Johannsen, was born February 5, 1954 and was raised in Hawarden.
On September 12, 1975, she married the love of her life: Pete Daale. The couple made a home on a farm north of Hawarden, where they raised three children: Justin, Kelli, and Ashley.
Randee spent almost her entire career (25 years) at West Sioux. She started in the lunchroom, where she became famous for her cooking, love of cooking, and love for the children. Four years ago, Randee left the lunchroom to be an in-class aid to her great niece, Anneke Kramer. It was a role she loved.
Randee was an avid football fan and a true 49ers fanatic. Her home was the second home for her children’s friends and, later, to some of the many school children who were drawn to her kind and gracious spirit. Of the many school children in her life, Maria Diaz-Topete held a special place in Randee’s heart.
“Grandma’s house” was also the most special place for her most special grandchildren. Each of them—Alexis, Caleb, Gavin, Brynlie, Blake, Kasen, Brevan, Annabel, and Henry—was never more happy, or more well-fed, than when staying with Grandma.
In addition to Pete, her three children, their three spouses (Kari Daale, Jason Fixsen, and Ryan Koopmans), and her grandchildren, Randee is survived by her two sisters, Cathie Brown and Jeanne Stanton (her best friends,) and many nieces and nephews.
Randee is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Donna Johannsen and nephew Chad Brown.


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ,Friday, August 21, 2015
Associated Church
719 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Prayer Service

7:00 p.m. ,Friday, August 21, 2015
Associated Church
719 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. ,Saturday, August 22, 2015
Associated Church
719 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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I'm so sorry to hear of Randee's passing, my prayers are with you and the family.

Sandra Verros Holubar Aug 24 2015 12:00 AM

It still doesn't seem real, that Randee is not with us today here on earth and it deeply saddens my heart. Thinking of Pete & family through this difficult time as you grieve the loss of your beloved wife/mother/grandmother/aunt/ sister/friend, but the wonderful memories of Randee will continue to live on through us all. Alexis misses you so much, Grandma Randee. Before she left for college yesterday, she found many cards and Bible Verses you have written to her through the years and she holds them close to her heart. Tears were shed as she'll forever be grateful to you. You'll be forever loved & missed, Randee.
Much love, until we meet again...

Vanessa Klemme VanDeWiele Aug 24 2015 12:00 AM

You are all in our prayers. God loves all of you & is there to comfort, love & give peace to all of you.May He Bless you all.

Love Annis & Jan & family

Annis (Johannsen) Darland Aug 22 2015 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Randee's family. While growing up, coming to visit Randee and her two sisters was a highlight for me and my two sisters. We love all of the happy memories we have of Randee, Cathie and Jeanne! We know she will be deeply missed! Love always,

Susan (Johannsen) Chesnick

Susan & Dick Chesnick Aug 22 2015 12:00 AM

I remember meeting Randee just once ...through Annette Whiite and I instantantly liked her! She was a good person ...that was easy to see!

Kathy & Ron Klemme Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM

My prayers and love are with you.

Diane Johannsen Carriger Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family she was an awesome women my best remember her as.peanut butter lady but all she was a great lady and will definitely be missed

Diane smith Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to Randee's family. Such a kind and caring spirit, she will be missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they travel these difficult days ahead.
God Bless

Rick and Carol Salberg Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to you all, may God comfort your hearts in your loss.

Barb Hasse (Ludwig) Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM

I was unaware that she had cancer, but that does not lesson my sadness at the news of her passing. My heart and prayers go out to her family. She will surely be missed in Hawarden for a very long time to come.

Mark Richters Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM

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