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David Keith Randall

Aug 07, 2017
David Keith Randall -- 1950-2017

David Keith Randall passed away in Fairfield, IA on Monday, July 31, 2017. David channeled his passion for music, sound systems and recording through his Field of Dreams music store and years of support for the town’s musical community.


David was born Iowa City October 1, 1950, and grew up around Chicago. He left college following his dream as soundman for national bands. In the 1970s, he explored Europe, North Africa, and Israel before working in Germany as a chef and band manager. Returning to the US he settled in Colorado and joined the Postal Service. He adopted Transcendental Meditation, a practice informing his beliefs the rest of his life. He transferred to Fairfield in the 1980s joining the TM community there. David opened his store after selling guitars and recording equipment from his home, and was known for filling the smallest cable request from his mountains of stock. David’s passion for movies included donating many to the public library.


Survived by mother Barbara, brother Christopher, sisters Karen and Sara, nephew James Ian; preceded in death by father James. His partner Ki Wagler misses him dearly. Fairfield musicians honored David with a jam session; a celebration of life is planned.


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