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Randy Lee Tinkel 1985 - 2022
Randy Lee Tinkel

WAMEGO — Randy Lee Tinkel, 37, of Wamego, Kan., passed away, Aug. 10, 2022, as the result of an automobile accident east of Wamego.  

Randy was born Jan. 24, 1985, in Great Bend, Kan., the son of Darrell and Carma (Juergensen) Tinkel. Randy was a graduate of Great Bend High School where he was a standout athlete and he attended Barton County Community College as well as Manhattan Technical College. Randy loved to play sports all the way into his adult years. Within the past five years, Randy took up golf and was the captain of the WCC K-Cup team. His passion for golf

trickled down to Korbin, and most of their time together was spent on the course. As an avid outdoorsman, Randy also enjoyed hunting and participating in coyote hunting contests.

Randy was the owner and operator of RT Trucking in Wamego and had become very well known in the area for his driveway and decorative rock business. Randy had a true passion for his business and was proud of all he had accomplished. 

Randy married Jillian Crystal Schroeder on Sept. 24, 2011, in Manhattan. She survives at their home. Randy is survived by his son, Krew, also of the home; his father, Darrell Tinkel, Great Bend. Father-in-law, Jeff Schroeder and partner Becky May, Brother-in-law, Jared Schroeder, Manhattan, Brother-in-law Josh Schroeder and wife Becky, Manhattan; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Randy was preceded in death by his mother Carma as well as his Mother-in-law Rhonda. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wamego. Father Mike Peterson will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery. A rosary prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wamego Area Youth Golf Foundation (WAYGolf), which will be used to help construct a new practice facility at Wamego Country Club, where

Randy and Korbin enjoyed countless hours together. Checks may be made out to WAYGolf (a 501c3 non-profit organization) and sent to WAYGolf-Tinkel Memorial, 700 Poplar, Wamego, KS 66547, or be sent in care of Campanella and Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego. Memorial contributions may also be made online at Online condolences may be made at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Campanella and Stewart Funeral Home 

PO Box 48

Wamego, KS  66547

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 26, 2022