In Memory

Randy Blessing

Randy Blessing

 Randy A. Blessing, 62, longtime Ogallala resident and former business man, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in his home.

Randy was born October 11, 1953, in Salina, Kan., the son of Jack and Carolyn (Currie) Blessing. He was baptized in Kip, Kansas. Randy moved with his family to Kearney, Nebr. where he graduated from high school in 1971.

In 1977 he moved to Ogallala. On May 25, 1979 Randy was united in marriage to Julie Holscher. He worked in construction for many years and began his own company with a specialty in concrete. Randy and Julie owned and operated Blessing's Ogallala Feed and Seed for 22 years.

Randy was a charter member of the Home Builders Association and served as president. He also served on the City Planning Commission several years and was on the Ogallala Roundup Rodeo Board for twenty five years serving as Chairman.

Randy was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Pauls Lutheran Church on January 10, 1982. He was a member of the Ogallala St. Johns Lutheran Church for many years. He had a passion for working with the youth, coaching basketball and baseball, and especially enjoyed attending his children's school activities. He worked at Kids' Oasis and volunteered with High Plains Royal Family Kids Camp.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father of four, and grandfather of five. Randy loved having family time and watching his grandkids play.

Preceding him in death were his parents and nephew Josh Blessing.

Survivors include his wife Julie of Ogallala, his children: Drew (Brittany) of Kearney, Derek (Rebecca) of LasVegas, NV., Matthew (Celi) of Wichita, KS., and Anne (Mark) of Riverside, MO.; and two brothers: Ron (Pam) Blessing and Scott (Bobbie) Blessing, all of Kearney; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gene and Lore Holscher of Ogallala. Five Grandchildren: Cayden, Cyvannah, and Carlee, all of Wichita, KS.; and Johnna and Quinn of Riverside, MO.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Draucker Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 6, at 10 a.m. in St. Pauls Lutheran Fellowship Hall. Officiating will be Rev. John Stubenrouch and Rev. Scott Snow of Holy Cross Lutheran, Wichita, KS. The Service will be live streamed from, for those unable to attend.

Interment is in the St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, southeast of Ogallala. Online Condolences may be sent to A memorial has been established to High Plains Royal Family Kids, PO Box 554, Ogallala, NE.  

Online condolences may be sent to or by signing the Guest Book at  Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.

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08/06/16 10:41 AM #1    

Ken Nye

Randy always had a smile and unique swagger both in attitude and physically. He brighten every room he entered.

08/15/16 08:03 PM #2    

Nancy Smith

During our 45th reunion dinner I had the good fortune to spend a few minutes talking with Randy and Julie.  Little did I know that in the next month Randy would pass away.  In reading his obituary it is clear Randy was accomplished in his personal life and professional life. I didn't know him well but will be thankful for those few minutes in July 2016.

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