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Ransom "Randy" Edward Heth Jr.

June 25, 1956 ~ March 31, 2019 (age 62)


Ransom “Randy” Heth, Jr., 62 of Wayland, MI peacefully went to be with his Lord on March 31, 2019, while holding warm hands together with his compassionate sister, Juella “Julie” (Charles) Heth-Lindsey; over his Loving, Courageous Heart.

Ransom is the son of the late Ransom “Randy” & Juanita “Nita” (Standish) Heth, Sr.  Ransom Jr. passed away of a Massive Heart attack. He could not feel it because of his paralysis from the chest down.  “Pain and suffering is mandatory, but misery is optional”, was one of Ransom Jr.’s wheelchair journey beliefs. No wheelchairs in Heaven, an Angel told me so. No more obstacles!

He is now on the Highway to Biker Heaven, riding free beside his late father, Ransom E. Heth, Sr. (1977) and his Great Uncle, Ransom E. Heth, Jr. (1917).  Three generations of American Biker Legacy. What a reunion of Freedom!!!

Biker Prayer - May the sun rise in front of me with the wind upon my face. The rain fall behind me and Freedom lead the way. "Roll me away", by Bob Seger. May God and the Angels guard my travels, for they know what is ahead of me. Keep me safe through rolling hills, curves and twisting turns. Let the Eagles guide me to the mountain tops, the moonlight guide me through the night. Lord, Thank you for letting me be a Biker! “Against the wind", again. 

Ransom was a proud American Biker/Triker. Paralyzed from the chest down. A T-5 Paraplegic for 40 years due to a motorcycle crash June 16, 1979. Spinal cord injury happens in a second and lasts a Lifetime. The road never ends, only your dreams do! One crash away, ride easy. 

Always "Able-Caped", he kept busy with Custom woodworking, Master Gunsmith, Raised Black Shadow German Shepard's, Designer and inventor of Wheelchair accessible gadgets, furniture, “The Wheelbinet”, and especially building 3 and 5 wheeled trikes for himself and other disabled Americans, Bikers and Trikers through the P.W.F. Paralyzed "Wheels" Foundation. His favorite being his beloved Trike, "Bad to the Bone", a 500 cu. in. Classical Cadillac engine Trike, 21-foot-long, over 2 ton, front wheel drive, automatic transmission, all hand controlled he designed, built himself and rode to Sturgis, SD Motorcycle Rally several times. Ransom and "Bad to the Bone" was featured in Easy Rider Magazine Hall of Fame in 1988, Also, his father, Ransom Sr. was a Hill Climber Champion with his Harley in 1968.

Ransom will be deeply missed and is survived by several family and friends. His sister, Juella "Julie" (Charles) Heth-Lindsey; nephew, Zachary; nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and special friends, Alayna, Dynell, Mary, Brian, Kayla S; Ransom's Hero, Orland "Butch" Smith and family; Dick S, Richie S, Kim C, Joe C, Randy H. Raymond Y. We will also miss his Lifetime stories, jokes and compassionate selfless Love for us all.

Ransom was preceded in death and reunited for eternity by his Loving parents, Ransom "Randy" 1977 & Juanita "Nita" 2011 (Standish) Heth, Sr; sister, Linda Sue Heth 1960; brother-in-law, Charles 2018 (Juella "Julie" Heth) Lindsey; grandparents, RD & Eliza Standish; Charles & Louise Heth; Aunt Bertha (Edward) Miner; several other family, friends; and of course all of Ransom's Beautiful beloved Black Shadow German Shepard guard dogs, Lucy, Harley, Shadow, Bear, Luke, and Andray, just to name a few. He raised, trained and showed about 200 Black German Shepard guard and service dogs for other people in need of a new best friend. He loved his faithful German Shepard's.

To honor Ransom's wishes, cremation has taken place. No Memorial service per his request and contributions may be made to Wayland Ambulance Service in Ransom's memory. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayland, Ml in June 2019. Forty years to the date of his Life shattering dream, motorcycle spinal cord injury in 1979. 

May you always be barrier free my Brother, to walk, stand tall 6'2", run, play ball, hunt, fish, dance, jump and "Ride Easy Bro", I Love you Forever more! JQ xox

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Private Interment

Elmwood Cemetery
10th St
Wayland, MI 49348


Wayland Area Ambulance Services
911 South Main St,, Wayland MI 49348
Tel: 1-269-792-2958

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