Randy Dean Cahoon Obituary

July 16, 2008 –

Randy Dean Cahoon

Randy Dean Cahoon, 55, of rural Mayetta, died Thursday, July 3, 2008 at his home on the Potawatomi Common Land.

He was born March 20, 1953 at Topeka, the son of Earl and Opal Steward Cahoon. He graduated from Highland ParkHigh School in 1973.

Randy was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked in security while in the Air Force serving in Little Rock, Arkansas and Thailand.

He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the American Legion.

He was an officer with the Holton Police Department for nine years, and worked in security for WashburnUniversity and Harrah’s Prairie Band Casino. He retired about ten years ago due to health reasons.

He married Tami Higbee. They were divorced.

Survivors include a son, Houston Cahoon, Topeka; a daughter, Holland Cahoon, Topeka; his mother and step-father, Virgel & Opal Slocum, Hoyt; his step-mother, Merci Cahoon, San Antonio; a sister, Kathy Knight, Hoyt; and nieces and nephews.

Cremation is planned. Graveside services with military honors will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 7th in the HoytCemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association, and may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 280, Hoyt, 66440. On-line condolences may be made at

(Courtesy of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home-Hoyt, KS)