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Randy Lew Harkins

Obituary for Randy Lew Harkins

August 17, 1953 - March 5, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 64


Randy Lew Harkins, age 64, of McHenry, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 17, 1953, to the late Clarence and Eugene (nee Wright) Harkins. On June 1, 2017, he married the love of his life, Jamie Ericksen Harkins.
Randy was a Captain for American Airlines for over 35 years. In his younger years, he professionally raced motor cross. His entire life he loved flying, boating, and riding motorcycles. Randy was a master mind crafter of RC places, drones, helicopters, and boats. Randy especially loved riding his motorcycles through the Tail of the Dragon in the Smokey Mountains with his friends. He also loved to go pheasant hunting. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jamie, and his only daughter, Rhiannon Lee Harkins. He is also survived by his step-children: Robert Ericksen, Brooke Ericksen, and Luke Ericksen. Randy is also survived by his sister and her family.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-son, Jason Ericksen.
Visitation will be held from 4pm until 8pm on Friday, March 9, 2018, and will continue on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 10am until time of Funeral Service at 11am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Randy's name may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or
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