June 17, 1947 - March 24, 2015



Rand was a Poet, Artist and a Scholar.

Rand was born in Minneapolis on June 17, 1947 to LeRoy and Jeanne Goranson. He was raised around the suburbs of Crystal and Johnsville as his dad built houses in those developing communities. He had a profound affinity for rocks and studied geology at St. Thomas during high school, beginning a lifelong quest to learn about and understand the world around him. He was an officer in the Biology Club and a natural athlete who lettered in Baseball and Gymnastics.
Rand served in the US Army 101st Airborne from 1966-1967 including 3 tours in Viet Nam. After returning, he was involved in the early protests for Viet Nam Veterans Against the War.

Rand studied at the University of Minnesota, Dunwoody, Minneapolis College of Art Design and St. Cloud State, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Fine Arts.
Rand was a true bohemian who loved everything art, reveled in nature, and found beauty in all. Always awed by beauty and nature.

Rand is survived by his wife Barb and mother-in-law Kathy, his son Brandon and wife Lisa, his daughter Brittany and husband Dan, Leah, Eric, Anna and Al, and his pets Obie, Lily and Edgar. And many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his son Dana, parents, grandparents, and his sister-in-law Chris Heath.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3:00pm at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton, MN.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton.



Date: March 28, 2015
Time: 2-3:00 PM
Location: Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton

Memorial Service

Date: March 28, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton