Randy Chesser, 71, of Rock Island, formerly of Henry County, died Monday, February 3, 2020, at his residence at Friendship Manor. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 7th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. Rev. Randall Mulling will officiate. Burial will be in Andover Township Cemetery with military services. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Randy Chesser Memorial Fund.
Randy Chesser was born July 24, 1948 in Kewanee, the son of Ava Louise Chesser. He was educated in Memphis, Tennessee schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1974 and did two tours of duty in Vietnam. His marriage to Pearl Schneider Opsal took place on July 24, 1981 in Kewanee. She passed away on January 8, 2015.
He worked in the maintenance department a Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo until retiring. Randy then worked as a semi truck driver for Star Transportation and U.S. Express for five years He was an avid reader, especially military history, and enjoyed fishing, drawing, and word search books.
Those surviving are his son, Randy Michael (Emily) Snell, rural Geneseo, two granddaughters, Addison and Morgan Snell, two stepdaughters, and three stepsons. Other survivors include three brothers, Norman (Terri) Robinson, Milan, Harry (Diana) Robinson, Cambridge, and Michael Robinson, Arizona, and two sisters, Karen DeShane and Crystal Robinson, both of Cambridge. His mother and his wife preceded him in death.