Rand, William James, Jr. "Billy" age 82 died peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2020 at his home in Brownton, MN. Services will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM at the Excelsior Congregational Church, 471 3rd St., Excelsior, MN 55312. Pastor Kathleen Abel officiating. Billy was born December 15th 1937, in Mpls. to Lucille (Down Hauer) and William Rand Sr. He grew up in Excelsior, MN and at- tended Excelsior High School. After completing school he worked as an over the road truck driver, and trav- eled all over the United States. Bill loved driving his truck. Bill was united in marriage to his first wife in 1958. Within this marriage, Bill was blessed with six children, Scott, Billy, Bobby, Danny, Tracy and Shon. This marriage ended in Dissolution. In 1978, he married the love of his Life Marlene, and was blessed with six step-children, Rory, Rickey, Roger, Ronnie, Robin and Ross. Bill was an outstanding community member. In 1960 he joined the Excelsior Fire Department where he enjoyed thirty two and a half years of his service with them. He held the position of Lieutenant, Captain, and assistant chief, head mechanic, and served as Fire Chief from 1983- 1986. In 1993, Billy and Marlene moved to Las Vegas Nevada and spent 23 years there enjoying retirement. In 2014, Billy and Marlene moved back to Minnesota and enjoyed retirement out on the farm in Glencoe with their children. He passed away peacefully on Robin's farm in Brownton, where Billy and Marlene resided. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving wife Marlene; lifelong best friends Denny and Mary Landberg of Maple Plain MN; sister Gloria Clausen of Coon Rapids MN; children Scott Rand of Blue Earth MN; Billy (Debra) Rand of Greenback TN, Danny Rand of Madisonville TN, Tracy (Mark) Stockton of Greenback TN, and Shon Rand of Elk River MN; step children Rory Rogney of Gaylord MN, Roger (Kim) Rogney of Excelsior, MN, Robin Ockerman of Brownton, MN, and Ross (Tina) Rogney of Excelsior, MN; daughter in law Melanie Rogney of Excelsior; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lucille Rand, Son Bobby, Step sons Rickey and Ronnie and granddaughter Jenna. In Lieu of flowers, please send Memorial Donations to the Excelsior Fire Department at 24100 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood MN 55331. Covid-19 rules must apply, 6 feet distancing and masks required. Thanks in advance for your cooperation with this.