Hedin, Durand Martin "Randy"
Residence: Ridge, MD
Death: Friday, April 16, 2021
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Durand (Randy) Martin Hedin of Ridge, MD passed away suddenly on April 16, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, his son Ira Hedin (Rachel) and his two stepdaughters, Stephanie Stillwell (Aaron) and Robin Wilcox. He also has 10 grandchildren, Marissa, Kayla, Annalyse, Arianna and Maci Hedin, Ethan, Noah and Sophie Stillwell and Hunter and Ryder Forse. He also leaves behind his brother, Dennis Hedin and his sisters, Donna Mulford and Diane Harvey.
When he completed tour of duty in Viet Nam he returned to Long Prairie and went to St. Cloud State and North Dakota State University where he earned a BS in Pharmacy. He worked in local pharmacies and married Myra Breummer and had two boys, Aaron and Ira.
They moved to the island of Saipan in where Randy established the complete pharmacy system for a new hospital.
After two years they returned to the states and Randy joined the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corp in 1987. He served on Indian reservations in South Dakota before joining the FDA in 1993 where he worked in the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology for 14 years. In 2004 he met Pamela Wilcox. She was the love of his life and they married in 2006.
After retiring from the FDA in 2007 he became a consultant and then joined VirxSys, a firm working on development of a new HIV treatment. He fully retired in 2012 and he and Pam traveled the world and enjoyed time with his precious grandchildren. In 2015, Randy and Pam moved to Ridge, MD on St. Jerome's Creek. Randy and Pam continued to travel but his favorite time was spent in visits from the grandchildren.
At this time all services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.