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Randall “Randy” Thomas SokelandPassing: August 6, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Memorial Service

Saturday, August 12th @ 5:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, August 12th @ 1:00pm - 5:00pm


No Burial

ORLEANS – Randall “Randy” Thomas Sokeland, 83, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2023, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 21, 1940, in Gibson County, he was the son of Millard and Ruth (Noble) Sokeland.  He married Darla Bowman on January 1, 1960 and she survives.

Randy was a 1958 graduate of Orleans High School.  He grew up in Orange County in the Orangeville area.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and preached several years in the smaller rural congregations.  Randy retired from the Orange County Highway Department.

Surviving are his wife, Darla Sokeland of Orleans; children, Justin (Susan) Sokeland of Bedford, Aaron (Laurie) Sokeland of Bloomington, and Leta (Bryan) Horstman of Evansville; sisters, Peg (Tom) Stephens of Washington and Linda (Preston) Jeffiers of Taylorsville, Kentucky; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Ray Judy of Franklin; and four nieces and nephews.

His parents and daughter, Deanna Judy, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jeremy Goen officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Riley Children’s Hospital.

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5 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Walter and Sheila R Wininger | ORLEANS, In 47452
    Date: August 12, 2023
    Always enjoyed the times he stopped by my shop for coffee and donuts and just talk. One of the best friends I ever had. You will be missed but someday we will meet again. 💕💕
  2. Guest: Steve Holmes | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: August 10, 2023
    Old dear neighbor and life long friend. A true man of God. Part of a family very important to me and my family. God Bless
  3. Guest: Lisa Tincher | Orleans, IN
    Date: August 7, 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
  4. Guest: Joebradley | West baden
    Date: August 7, 2023
    So sorry prayer and hugs to all such a great man
  5. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, IN
    Date: August 7, 2023
    All volunteers of LAWRENCE COUNTY CANCER PATIENT SERVICES are so sorry for your loss.