Randall G. McKinzie

June 10, 2010

Randall G. McKinzie 56 of Frankfort, IN, died at 4:08 p.m. June 10, 2010 at Clarian Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, IN. Born April 15, 1954 in Indianapolis, IN to Earl “Tinker” & Bonnie (Pruett) McKinzie. He married Colleen Cantwell on November 4, 1978 in Frankfort, IN and she survives. Mr. McKinzie was a 1972 Frankfort High School graduate and a graduate of the Indiana Police Academy. He was a lifelong Frankfort resident. He retired from the Frankfort Police Department, working there from 1974-1999. From 1999 until present he was working at the Frankfort Parks Department. Mr. McKinzie attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church and was a member of the F.O.P. He enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and camping.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, June 13th from 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Shop With a Cop or Frankfort Parks Christmas Lights, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Colleen McKinzie of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Amanda McKinzie of Logansport and Megan McKinzie (fiancé Jeremiah McDonald) of Frankfort 1 Brother: Tim (Wife: Jo) McKinzie of Frankfort 1 Sister: Marianne Douglass of Frankfort Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents.


28 Condolences for “Randall G. McKinzie”

  1. Greg and Dina Dominick June 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Mandi and family,
    Words cannot express how saddened we are for your loss. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dina and Greg

  2. Jennifer Westrick June 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Colleen, & girls, Tim, Jo & family, Marianne & family,
    I am so so sorry and sad to hear of Randy’s passing. He was always so friendly to me no matter how long it had been since we had last seen each other. I’m glad I had a chance to see him in the last year after not seeing him for several. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. With my deepest sympathy, Jeni & John Westrick

  3. Pam Ayers Petrilli June 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Colleen and Family,
    You are in my thoughts as you deal with your loss, your shock and your grief. Randy was a good man who will be missed by many. With heartfelt sympathy, Pam Ayers Petrilli

  4. Lesley & Hailey Webb June 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Joni Spears and family June 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Megan and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I pray that God will comfort and give you the strength you need throughout the days to come. With sympathy and friendship Joni, Jessica, Britney and Nick

  6. Andrew Reiss and family June 12, 2010 at 8:15 am

    We are so saddened by the news of Randy’s passing. He was such a wonderful and caring person and I have many fond memories of working with him on the police department. He was always smiling and truly cared about everyone around him. Unfortunately we are out of town and unable to attend the services but your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Andrew Michelle Elizabeth and Evan Reiss

  7. Libbi &Kevin Smith June 12, 2010 at 8:18 am

    We know personally how hard it to be without that someone special who has gone to Heaven. We will be praying for you to know the comfort only God can give. In our prayers, Kevin & Libbi Smith and family

  8. Teri Sterling June 12, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Colleen, Tim, Jo, Marianne and families,
    I am so sorry. I haven’t seen you all in such a long time, but as this news reaches me I want to tell you that thoughts of Randy always made me smile! Growing up in Frankfort as Tim’s friend, he was so fun to be around and kind to everyone. I am so sorry for your loss, the loss of all who were touched by Randy’s kindness and humor. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace and love, Teri

  9. Karen Walker June 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Randy will be remembered by all for his acts of kindness and always a caring attitude toward all. He will be missed.

  10. Doug Maish June 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Colleen & family,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Doug Maish

  11. Kelly (Cindy Skinner’s daughter) June 13, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Dear Colleen,
    I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. When I think of Randy I think of the constant smiles the happiness and joy that he gave to others. He was a great role model and one of the only police officers that I trusted. I will continue to pray for your and your family. May God wrap your family in His arms and hold you in this hardest of times. Please let us know if you need anything at all, we are here. Mom & I are always here, just a phone call away.
    God Bless,
    Kelly Dye (Cindy Skinner’s daughter)

  12. Rick A. Carter June 13, 2010 at 7:01 am

    There is a study published somewhere that states the national average age of a police officer when they pass is age 58. That seems so young yet even Randy passed before that point. I salute the man and his service to his community, friends and family. Randy gave to all from such a very kind soul. I won’t be able to attend, but place a white carnation and stand a corner in memory for me, please.

  13. Schelly Decker June 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Colleen and family, Tim and family, so terribly sorry to hear this. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Jo Anne Rosenbaum June 13, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Colleen and Family,
    So sorry to hear the news of Randy’s passing. I offer my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Barbara (Ewing) Meyer June 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Tim and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara (Ewing) Meyer

  16. Jeff & Debbie Bracken June 13, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Colleen & family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Randy was a good man who loved & cared deeply for his immediate family, as well as, all other members of his extended family. He was a kind and caring individual who touched others. Colleen & Tim, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Brackens

  17. Carol & Kevin Hamilton June 13, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Colleen and girls,
    We are so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Since we were classmates I feel like I have known him forever. I know Kevin always respected him as a police officer. Please take care of yourself. Carol & Kevin

  18. Jeff & Debbie Bracken June 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Colleen, Tim, and family,
    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Randy. He was a good family man that was always loving and caring. He will be missed by those whose lives he touched. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Melissa Smith June 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Jo, Tim, & family
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, please let me know if you need anything, Jo. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Tim, it sounds as though your brother was a wonderful, kind and very happy person, he will be remembered well. Melissa

  20. Linda and Rob Benge and family June 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Colleen and family: Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and will continue to be as you go through the next several days and months…we will be lifting you up and petitioning our Heavenly Father to sustain you with His great loving kindness and comfort. We, too, know what a shock the loss of a loved one can be, but as we say…we have not Lost…we Know just where they are and in whose hands. We KNOW that heaven is real and that when this life is ended on earth, that eyes are opened, new bodies are given and that spirit goes on in the heavenly realm. Praying for you…Praise YOU God for blessing us all, In Jesus’ Name. Amen

  21. Mary Biddle June 14, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Colleen, I was really sad to hear about Randy, he will be missed by a Lot of people. I will be thinking of you and prayers are with you. Again, sorry. Mary and Chuck Biddle and girls

  22. Kent Spaulding June 14, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Colleen & family,
    We are thinking about you and you have our deepest sympathy.
    Kent & Jill Spaulding

  23. Pam Misner June 14, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Colleen, I am so sorry to hear about Randy. He was a great guy. He had a very special place in my heart. I know how much he loved you and your girls and my heart breaks for you. He was a very kind man, always thinking of others. We have some great times growing up in the neighborhood. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Love, Pam

  24. Bob Behr June 14, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Bob and Peggy Behr

  25. Tom McCall June 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Please know my thoughts are with you.

  26. Jan Eberle June 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    From the time we met as little kids on Center Drive in the early sixties right through our high school years, Randy and I were best friends. Randy’s mom used to say that we were each others skin. We rode the school bus together, learned to ride bikes together, then came learning to pop wheelies on our bikes, Randy could ride a wheelie all the way down Center Drive. We ran around the neighborhood bothering all the neighbors together, developed our basketball and baseball skills together, went fishing, hunting and camping together, learned to swim together, I could go on and on, we did everything together. I probably spent more time at McKinzie’s house than my own, three doors down on Center Drive. Those days when Randy and Marianne and Timmy and I would pile into that giant Pontiac with Bonnie and Tinker and go out to Art’s drive in for burgers, it was so much fun, I’ll never forget it. I always thought that someday, maybe in our golden years we would get back together and do all those things all over again. I would say that I’m praying for Randy and I am and I will but I don’t need to because Randy’s in the best possible place now and I know he’s putting in a good word for me. My thoughts are with Marianne and Timmy and Randy’s family who I never met. Bonnie was right… each others skin.

  27. Alissa Price-Parker June 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Thinking of you and saying prayers.
    Alissa Price-Parker
    (Dan & Helen Price’s daughter)

  28. Roy & DeAnn Scott June 25, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Colleen and family
    You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

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