Randy Girod, former prosecutor and GOP Chairman, has died

Randy Girod, center, is pictured during a Kosciusko County Election Board meeting on Aug. 21. Girod died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 22 in Michigan. Also pictured are Election Board member Bill Morton, left, and County Clerk Ann Torpy. News Now Warsaw photo by Dan Spalding.
By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — Randy Girod, a longtime leader of the Kosciusko County Republican Party and a former county prosecutor, died unexpectedly Friday in Michigan.

Mike Ragan, the party’s current county chairman confirmed Girod’s death.

Ragan replaced Girod after Girod had health issues a few years ago.

Girod was still serving on the county election board at the time of his death.

Other details, including funeral arrangements, were not yet available as of Saturday afternoon.

Randy Girod, right, is pictured with former Vice-President Mike Pence in this undated photo made available by the Kosciusko County Republican Party. Girod died Friday.