Work A Day For Randy

Last Saturday, March 12, my In the Spirit column in the Grand Forks Herald told of Randy Trontvet, 54, and the battle he’s been waging against pancreatic cancer since last August.

A sidebar above that column mentioned a free-will offering spaghetti benefit dinner coming up for Randy and his family on March 26, in the East Grand Forks American Legion Club. The dinner is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and there’s a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Plus, the sidebar told of “Work a Day for Randy,” an idea that came from Randy’s good friend Chuck Crummy. Chuck told me he was sitting on his couch one Saturday morning, praying for Randy, and wondering what he could do for him.

“God put it on my heart,” Chuck said, to suggest to people that they donate a day or a half day of their own personal wages to help Randy who hasn’t been able to work for about 170 days. “To put it into a farming term,” Chuck added, “this is our way of bringing in the crop for Randy.”

Randy and his wife, Joycelyn, own Nelson Business Forms in Grand Forks and their strong and dedicated staff is carrying on for them. When Joycelyn isn’t working part-time in the office of their church, Hope Covenant, she’s an around-the-clock nurse to Randy who is in the midst of more chemotherapy treatments.

To find out more about Chuck’s God-inspired idea for his friend, Randy, click on the following link:   There you can see and hear Chuck give all the details about how to make donations at any Bremer Bank location in Grand Forks.

Until Soon

1 Response

  1. Hello,

    That is a great article on Randy and his battle. I would be happy to promote the dinner on my radio show on 1310 KNOX. I do the 2-5. Do you know if someone from the family might want to come on the show with me to promote the dinner? If so, please have them email me at and we can set something up. All the best.-RJ Richards

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