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Randy (Barney) Roy Stephens

November 10, 2020 | 6 comments

Randy (Barney) Roy Stephens, 67, of La Crosse, passed away peacefully on Nov 9,2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

He was born on Nov 15,1952 to Clarance and Evelyn Stephens

Barney was an avid Vikings fan even though he lived across the river.  In his eyes his friends was considered family along with his dogs Max and Bear(which now he can run with).  He was a loyal employee of Northwest Hardwoods since graduating high school until his illness

Due to Covid-19 no service will be held at this time.  Since he loved to just belt songs out of nowhere, when you hear one that makes you remember him , have a toast in his honor.He is survived by his brother Gary (Jan) Stephens and sister  Joan (Norbert) Carmin

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarance and Evelyn Stephens; and his brothers, Merrill, Bill, and Rick



  1. Mark Wells

    I only got to work with Barney for a short time. He was an expert at what he did and was extremely reliable. Many of the truck drivers commented that he was the best unloader operator of all the places they delivered. It was my honor and pleasure to get to be associated with him. He helped make it fun to be at work every day. He is missed.

  2. Irvin Campbell

    Barney and I enjoyed teasing each other over our Packers/Vikings rivalry. Spent many lunches enjoying Barney’s company and I will miss him. Have a Night Train on me, Barney.

  3. Ron Hemker

    Barney was just such a nice person. When working with Barney, he was always upbeat and easy to get along with. Over the years we had many conversations which always ended with a good laugh. My sympathies to his family.

  4. Jay Meyer

    Only worked with Barney when I came into town but Barney never treated me like an outsider, he had no problem with running the Packers down to me, we always bet a Mountain dew on the games. Didn’t get the to bet him this year but even being a Packer fan…. I hope Barney got to see the Vikings Kick the Packers butt last game.

    Will miss him…

  5. Nancy Growe

    I had the pleasure of knowing Barney at Northwest Hardwoods. We both shared the love of the Vikings. I would often run into him when we came back to area for a visit and he always remembered me and I remembered him. He was an unforgettable guy. Rest In Peace my friend.

  6. Richard Utecht

    Awesome guy had many laughs,


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