Randall “Randy” Girod, 64, of Syracuse, passed away unexpectedly while vacationing in Grand Rapids, Mich., on 9/22/23.
He was born in Decatur on 2/17/59 to Jane Maddox and Dwight Girod. He grew up in Fort Wayne and graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1977. Randy graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the business school. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity.
Randy graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1984. He was a congressional intern for both John Myers and Dan Quayle. He clerked for the Indiana Supreme Court. He worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney and then a prosecuting attorney in Kosciusko County in the 1990s. He was active in the Republican Party of Kosciusko County and served as the GOP chairman from 2009-16. He was inducted into the Republican Hall of Fame in 2018.
Randy served for many years on the Kosciusko County Election Board, and he served on the Syracuse Public Library Board for 16 years.
He is survived by his sister, Susan Girod, of Stevens Point, Wis.; brother-in-law, Jerold Harter, of Stevens Point, Wis.; and niece, Claire Girod, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister, Lisa. He was a devoted son and brother.
He will be buried at Decatur Cemetery in Decatur on Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m. There will not be a funeral service but family will be at the burial.
Memorial donations may be made to New Hope of Indiana, 8450 N. Payne Road, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46268; or the Papakeechie Protective Association, PO Box 261, Syracuse, IN 46567, email [email protected].
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