Randall “Randy” M. Moe, 66
Randall “Randy” M. Moe, 66, of Tioga, North Dakota, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Epping, ND. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Tioga, ND is assisting the family. Friends may sign the on-line register book and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com
Randy’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Tioga, ND. Randy will be laid to rest in White Earth Community Cemetery in White Earth, ND. Visitation will be held at Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel in Tioga, ND on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and an hour prior to the service time at the church.
The Funeral Service will be livestreamed, you can view Randy’s service directly on his obituary page on our website www.fulkersons.com.
Randy Medford Moe was born February 24, 1956 to Julia and Elmer Moe. He had many wonderful stories of growing up in White Earth as one of 14 kids. Randy spent his entire life’s work in the oil field. He started at the tender age of 14 and worked until the day of his passing; always learning always teaching. He started in the oilfield working with his brother Johny Moe at KBM Well service, eventually the two of them going out on their own as Moe Well Service where he worked, for 40 plus years, alongside his brother. He had many jobs and titles throughout the oilfield, but everyone knew him as “Chief,” which means “Most important or influential, one who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.” When Randy wasn’t working on the rigs, he would be at the farm helping his brother Johny. Randy had a special gift and talent for making anything, whether it was new pipe corrals and gates or building new calving pens for his cows. The things that he could engineer in his mind was nothing short of legendary. He was so proud of what he built and had to show everyone. The raw talent and hard work ethic of Randy is undeniable. He was everyone’s go to, it was always call and ask Randy, he’ll know.
Randy went to Tioga High School where he graduated in 1974. This is where he met and eventually married DianaJean Davidson in 1978. Through this unity they had their daughter Amanda. A few years after her birth, Randy and Diana ended their marriage but remained lifelong friends.
One of Randy’s favorite things was being a dad. Amanda was his pride and joy. When she was born, he would walk up and down the halls singing the song “Amanda” by Waylon Jennings. Randy and Amanda would sing it together while she was growing up. Randy loved his visits down to Chicago to visit Amanda and her family and looked forward to anytime they got together.
In his younger years Randy did not always make the best choices, but he stressed the importance of learning from those choices. Randy excelled at everything he put his feisty mind to. Everyone was so proud of his sobriety for the last 19 years.
Randy had many interests outside of work. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, camping, fishing, boating, and storytelling with anyone and everyone. At home one of two things would always be on in the background, Gun Smoke or Fox News. He was a true American. His absolute favorite thing was spending time with numerous friends and family. His greatest passion though was his grandchildren, or anyone else that called him Papa. He took them on rides, showed them cattle, always supplied them with ample amounts of goodies, or enjoyed just visiting. While tubing he took special joy in toppling children (or anyone brave enough to get on the tube) while he was captaining the boat. There was only one thing bigger than his smile and his laugh and that was his heart.
Anyone who knew him, knew how generous and selfless he was. No matter who or what the situation was, he’d always be there to help in any way he could.
He and Karen started dating in 2018, but had been friends for years. Immediately their respective families knew they had both found what they were looking for. They enjoyed going on adventures through the countryside, cooking, and each other’s company. They had plans of growing old together.
Randy was admired for his brilliance, selflessness, and sincerity. His loss will be felt by everyone lucky enough to have known him. He left an incredible mark on those around and made everyone a better person. The love he had for family and friends was unprecedented and he will have a special place in our hearts always and forever. He left us with so many cherished memories. You will be incredibly missed, but your love will never die.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Julia Moe; his brothers, Ernie, Eddie, Art, and Tommy James; and his sisters, Karin, Connie, Julie Ann, and Kristy.
Randy is survived by his brother, Johny (Linda) Moe; sisters, Erma Moe, Arlene (Darrell) Krebs, Margie (Frank) Gerzina and Linda (Louis) Beckum; daughter, Amanda (Brad) Miller; his two grandchildren, Julia and Karl along with many other kids that knew him as “Papa Randy,” numerous nieces and nephews, and his girlfriend Karen Vetsch.