Doerschel, Randall Eugene, a 42 year resident of Gardena passed away suddenly on September 11th, 2008 at home. Born and raised in South Los Angeles, California he was 62 years old when he passed. Randy attended Harbor and El Camino colleges and joined the L.A Sheriff's Department as a reserve officer. He was a member of the Culver City Police prior to becoming an insurance agent in 1972. As an active member of the Gardena community his love for the city kept him involved in many ways, including past presidency of the Gardena Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club Elks Club of Gardena and the YMCA. He also served as president in many professional insurance associations over the years. Randy was an avid fan of USC football and always interested in American history. Some of his other passions included spending time working with the kids at the Kiwanis Special Olympics program and enjoyed participating in all of the Gardena fundraising events. He met the love of his life, Sheila at Henry Clay junior-high school and they have been together ever since. Randy and Sheila were happily married for 43 years. He is survived by his wife Sheila, children, Debbie (husband Richard), Darren (wife Sherry), Michael (wife Tennille), and Tiffani (fiancé Jerod), sisters, Jeannie and Joanie. He adored each and every one of his 13 grandchildren, Daniel (wife Erika), Anthony, Joseph, Nikolaus, Courteney, Kody, Jacob, Bryana, Johnathan, Kylee, Tatiana, Alyssa, and Myranda. He is preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Eugene Doerschel of Long Beach California, sister Randi Louise Doerschel and brother Richard Doerschel. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 11:00am , on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 at St. Johns Lutheran Church located at 14571 Crenshaw Blvd. Gardena, CA 90249. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce 1204 West Gardena Blvd., Suites E & F, Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 532-9905; Gardena Valley Lions Club or the Kiwanis Club of Gardena Valley P.O. Box 406 Gardena, CA 90248

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  1. My sincerest condolences to all the family and friends of Mr. Doerschel. May the prayers and love of those around you give you strength during this difficult. He was a lovely man and will be remembered as his spirit endures in each of you. With deepest sympathy, Annabelle Pflepsen Friend of Tiffani Doerschel

  2. Hi Sheila, I am so sorry to hear about this. we just found out. Keep your chin up and watch your own health. I will talk to you later.

  3. We have been family for 18+ years now. We will always remember Randy as a warm and caring person and the one who would catch a nap in the corner after out get togethers. Memories are wonderful. He will be missed. Much Love & Prayers Michael & Fritzie

  4. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Though we only met Randall briefly at Mike and Tennille’s wedding, we enjoyed visiting with him. We hope that knowing that you are all in our thoughts and prayers will help you through what we know is a very difficult time. God Bless.

  5. Sheila I am deeply saddened to hear of Randy’s death. He was a wonderful man and I’ve always enjoyed hearing his stories of your family.. I know he loved you more than anything in this world. He often told me of your trips and he always conveyed these stories with a smile in his voice and lots of laughter. It was obvious to all what a beautiful marriage and friendship the two of you shared. I cannot imagine the heartache you must feel right now. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do. With Love and Prayers, Kay Fourquet

  6. Dear Sheila, Darren & Family: Sonny and I were so shocked and heartbroken to hear of Randy’s passing. We truly enjoyed our times together and always planned to do more with the two of you. He will surely be missed by us all. Please know our prayers and wishes are with you and your family. We are soooo sorry we cannot attend services this Saturday. We will stay in touch. Love and condolences, Bev & Sonny

  7. My heart goes out to the Doerschel family at this difficult time. Tiffani is a wonderful person and she is cared for by many at UOP. I want to extend my sincerest condolences to Tiffani and her family. ~ Julia Hernandez Friend and Co-Worker of Tiffani Doerschel

  8. Randy you will be miss dearly. I only shared a few years of friendship with you as co-member of Gardena Kiwanis, and other functions but the greatest memory I have of Randy is how I admired his love for his wife Sheila and family. He leaves a great legacy here in Gardena. Hugs and prayers, to you Sheila and your family.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Doerschel family at this time. We were saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. Please know that you have friends who love you and will support you in your time of grief. All our best, Oscar and Ally Delgado

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