Randy Drollinger was born May 22,1955 in Kalispell, MT. Following a logging accident, Randy was called home by the Lord on June 6th, 2016, at the age of 61.
Randy attended Peterson Elementary and graduated from Flathead in 1973. He met the love of his life, Vernell Boreson, at a dance. They married in 1975. Son, Ryan, was born in 1976. Daughter, Melissa, followed in 1978. Randy and Vernell celebrated their 40th anniversary last September.
Randy started his career in the house building industry, but found that logging was his passion. He was a legendary crane operator. His logging family included Ureco (‘78-’83), Roberts Logging (‘83-’85), Kelly Logging (‘85-’12), Smith Logging (‘12-’14), Gall Logging (‘14-’16) and most recently Roberts Logging.
Randy was a member of the church of Christ. He loved his family and friends. Summer days would find “Papa” boating on a lake, pulling his grandkids on a tube. Fall days were for hunting. He was a jokester and never knew a stranger. He wouldn’t hesitate if he saw someone who needed a ride or roadside assistance. He was at home in the woods and died doing what he loved.
Randy is survived by his wife, Vernell; children Ryan Drollinger; Melissa & Frank Liebig, all of Kalispell; grandchildren Leah, Rebekah & Timothy Liebig of Kalispell, Ryan Drollinger Jr. of Winnett, MT.; siblings, Monte Drollinger of Seattle, WA., Ashley Drollinger of Kalispell, Allison Drollinger-Thrush of Wasilla, AK, Brian Drollinger of Columbia Falls, MT. Step-siblings, Linda Andersen of Billings, MT, Mike Kirk of Kalispell, Jim Kirk of Little Rock, Colorado; Uncle Bill and Aunt Barb Dye of Kalispell, MT.; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by father, Wesley Drollinger, mother, Beverly (Dye, Drollinger) Kirk, step-father, Ed Kirk; brothers Wade & Marlow Drollinger.