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Randall Clarence Haupt
November 12, 1956 ~ February 3, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Randall Clarence Haupt, age 66, of Renton, Washington joined the angels in heaven early Friday morning, February 3, 2023 at Eckstein Center Hospice House in Phoenix, Arizona where he was seeking advanced treatment for brain cancer. He was fully aware of the prognosis when diagnosed on September 2, 2018 yet drastically changed his lifestyle and did all he could to “beat the odds”. He became a student of the disease and never gave up looking for ways to extend his life. His efforts paid off in that he attained what less than 2% of glioblastoma patients do, whose typical life expectancy is only eighteen months.
Born the youngest of three children on November 12, 1956 in Ashley, North Dakota to Clarence and Ruth Haupt (nee Ritter). He grew up in this family who was tremendously proud of living out their German heritage. When Randall was nine years old his family moved to Kent, Washington where he attended public schools and graduated from Kentridge High School in 1975.
During high school he went to work at Jayeness Moulding in Seattle. The owner quickly recognized a coachable, ambitious and hard working young man who had an entrepreneurial flare and natural ability to get along well with people. So it was no surprise when Randall eventually became sole owner of the business, and over the years built it into a premier wholesale picture frame company in the greater Northwest.
In 1976 he married his high school sweetheart, Vickie Jean Metzger, and shortly after, they started a family. In 1979, a daughter, Rebecca Jean, was born. And, in 1981, a son, Mitchell Randall made his appearance into this world. With these two children their family was complete. Together, they spent 46 years creating a beautiful life of prosperity, unity and pleasure for themselves. Randalls’ unwavering love, generosity, kindness and commitment to his family was beyond remarkable. He adored his four grandchildren and found immense joy in supporting them in all areas of their lives.
In his younger years he loved snow skiing, water skiing, hunting, playing baseball and coaching his kids sports teams, especially baseball and softball. He went on to play ball himself in a mens league for more than two decades. As he grew older and less agile, he turned to scuba diving, hiking, bowling, golfing and fishing. ALL gave him great pleasure, but nothing beat the social aspect these activities offered, including all the good times he had with his buddies.
Other interests included riding his motorcycle, watching the Mariners, vegetable gardening, tinkering on old cars, collecting stuff, camping and being outdoors any where…any time…rain or shine! Whether it was traveling in his motorhome or spending time in Hawaii he loved being with nature! Beach walking, shell hunting, crabbing, clamming or just taking in the beauty of Gods creation…he found joy in it all!
Here on earth Randall was a good man. A good husband, father, father in law, brother, grandpa/“papa”, son in law, uncle, brother in law, neighbor, boss and friend. He lived his life with optimism and resolve; grace and courage; strength and faith; love and joy. He profoundly inspired all who knew and loved him. His undeniable warrior-like yet loving spirit will live on forever. Life here on earth will not be the same without him. Yet we rejoice in, some day, being eternally reunited.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie Haupt of Renton, WA; daughter, Rebecca Andrews of Kent, WA; Son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Summer Haupt of Spokane Valley, WA; grandchildren, Alissa, Riley, Anthony and Avery; sister and brother in law; Beverly and Jeff Abersfeller of Kennewick, WA; brother, Mark Rudy Haupt of Renton, WA; father in law, Gordon Metzger of Enumclaw, WA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of Randalls life will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at; 1:00 pm.
New Life Church
15711 152nd Ave SE
Renton, WA. 98058
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to End Brain Cancer. This non-profit organization started in Samamish, WA nearly 21 years ago to help GBM warriors extend their lives. The work and the people there were a great resource and comfort to Randall. Donations can be made:
1. Online at endbraincancer.org
2. Check made out to Chris Elliott Fund and sent to: