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Obituary: Randy Alan "RAZ" Zacher

Randy Alan "RAZ" Zacher, 60, of Cloquet passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born Nov. 6, 1962, in Cloquet to Vernon and Jean Zacher Sr. He graduated from Cloquet High School in 1981 and then attended Staples Technical College at Fond du Lac. He was a skilled carpenter who took pride in his work and was currently employed by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. RAZ enjoyed hunting, gardening, campfires, country music, working on projects, spending time outdoors and, most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and his dog.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Kingslee Zacher, and his nephew, Dan Fall. He will be deeply missed and is survived by his sons, Jesse (Alex) Zacher and Christopher (Sarah) Zacher, both of Cloquet; the children whom he loved as his own, Samantha Topping, Tahnee (Joe) Kunert and Danny Garvin; his grandchildren Champ, Breea, Aadyn, Anthony, Bentley, Christopher and Zariah, all of Cloquet; his grandchildren whom he loved as his own, Alexis, Sabrina, Vaya, Tyrese, Jordan, Aaliyah and Phoenix; his older siblings, Vernon (Carrie Connors) Zacher Jr., John Zacher, Mark (Betty) Zacher and Debra (Lonny) Susienka, all of Cloquet; and numerous relatives and friends.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home Chapel, 801 14th St., Cloquet. A luncheon will follow the funeral in the fireside room of the funeral home. Burial will be in Saints Mary & Joseph Cemetery in Sawyer. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

Pine Knot News, Jan. 13, 2023