Randy L. Strode
Date of Birth
January 25, 1962
Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Entered into Rest
May 22, 2017
Sarpy County, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, May 27, 2017 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Family request colorful casual attire

Visitation Directions

Friday, May 26, 2017 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Story Sharing ~ 7:00 p.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland


Riverview Community Church
324 N. 32nd Street, Ashland, Nebraska 68003

Randy Lynn Strode, 55, of Ashland, Nebraska, ran into the arms of his Savior Monday, May 22nd at 8:55am. A lover of life and the people in his life, Randy leaves behind so many people whose lives he touched and changed for eternity with his warm personality, philosophical conversations about Jesus, his goofy laugh, and crazy antics.

Randy was the 2nd son of Don and Lucy (Graham) Strode born on January 25th 1962 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Along with his brothers Terry (Julie) Strode, and Travis (Ruth) Strode, they were the pride and joy of their parents. Randy attended Ashland-Greenwood High School, where he was a star football player. Known to always pursue his passion, Randy attended Lyle Sankey Rodeo School. Returning to Ashland to help run the family business in the early 1980’s making livestock panels and later running a metal salvage business. The nature of his work took him to many states which fed his wanderlust for seeing the world and meeting people.

Randy, while a husband to Helen (Wall) Strode for 33 years, and father to Zane (Tori) Strode of Wood River, Nebraska, and Chanse (Holly) Strode of Lincoln, Nebraska, helped numerous kids (nieces, nephews, friends’ kids), many living with them throughout the years. Never knowing a stranger, Randy also leaves behind many lifelong friends. Jennifer came into his life in November 2015, and their love of Jesus helped them to grow in their relationship.

Being a Poppa to Berkley, Calhen, and Atley was the highlight of his life. If he wasn’t riding his motorcycle, or working out the next salvage deal, he could be found playing with his grandkids. Besides his grandkids, his greatest joy was sharing Jesus with anyone who would listen. This love took him on mission trips to Honduras, Columbia, Namibia, Equatorial Guinea, and several states in the U.S.A.

Randy ran on his own time clock…which meant late to most everything! If you called him to ask him when he’d finish work, he’d often say, “I’m almost done, I’ve only got about 30 mins left”. That became code for see you in 2 hours. While we wanted you here with us for another 30 years, we know being with Jesus is one appointment you would never miss or be late to! Have fun talking to Jesus, playing cards with King David, and fishing with the disciples. We’ll keep playing cards, fishing, loving Jesus and people the way you taught us.

Condolences for Randy L. Strode
  1. Felicia (Bogus) Galietta
    • May 23, 2017 - 1 year ago

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss, I grew up with Randy and will always remember him as a very happy person who loved life and sharing his smile with others. Prayers for you all.

  2. David Hancock
    • May 23, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Lost a good friend RIP. Randy

  3. Lynnette Winters
    • May 24, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Randy you will be deeply missed by us all. I remember your smile and how funny you were. You were so loved by my dad. The Hansen family know you are with the Lord…

  4. Vana Rogers
    • May 24, 2017 - 1 year ago

    I was so very sorry to hear this. Thinking of you – Hold onto all the great memories.

  5. Traci M. Comstock
    • May 24, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Condolences to the entire Strode Family. We were so sad to hear of Randy’s passing. Don and Lucy, we can’t imagine the heartache of losing your son. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Jerry Comstock Family

  6. Bonnie Essen
    • May 24, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Sorry for your loss , I do remember his funny laugh! Our prayers are with you, your cousin!

  7. Nancy Bundy
    • May 24, 2017 - 1 year ago

    My prayers go out to all of you at Randy’s passing. I remember the mission trips he went on with me and how we always had to keep track of him because he would be off talking to total strangers. He was such a happy, friendly guy. I know he is happy though being up there with Jesus. We will see him again someday.

    Nancy Bundy

  8. Charles Greenberg
    • May 24, 2017 - 1 year ago

    We were so sorry to hear about Randy. Charles & Loretta Greenberg

  9. Darren Siemers
    • May 24, 2017 - 1 year ago

    i am very sorry Don and Lucy for your loss.Randy was a good guy.

  10. Gary and Leslie Krings
    • May 25, 2017 - 1 year ago

    May you all continue to remember the ways in which Randy touched your lives,hold close “all” the memories of shared fellowship,laughter and friendship. May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him,and Grant him Peace.
    Prayerful Condolences,
    Gary and Leslie Krings

  11. Nick Raver
    • May 25, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Talking to Don tonight he said if I ever tell you something…..it is make sure you tell your kids you love them. Don & Lucy I am so sorry for your loss and them words will be with me forever.

  12. Bill Maack
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    My prayers to Randy’s family. Randy was a great guy I enjoyed doing business with – he was so helpful and honest and fun to visit with. I’ll sure miss him as many will. I was lucky to have had him as a friend

  13. Len & Ellen Fischman
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Our sympathy to the Strode family in the passing of Randy.

  14. Jim & Theresa Wells Morgan
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    So surprised to hear of Randy’s passing. The whole Strode family and our family go way back. We lost a great one. He will be missed greatly. I’m hanging on to the many memories we have of his love for life. You have our condolences.Praying for comfort and wisdom for the family.

  15. Gary Reber
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Randy had a kind heart and a quick smile. I cherish his friendship. My heart goes out to his family.

  16. Rich and Teri Miller
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Peace go all the family. Have known Randy since he was a small child. Super young man. So friendly and helpful to all who needed it……………RIP Randy

  17. Janet Smith
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Fred and I truly loved Randy. He accompanied us on three missions trips: Columbia, Namibia, and Equatorial Guinea. He was a delight to be around and a faithful friend. There is a giant void in our lives with his passing. His family is in our prayers daily.

  18. Bob and Martha Plambeck
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    You lost Randy way too soon, but we know he is with the Lord. We are so sorry for your loss and pray that Jesus will wrap His arms of comfort around each of you and hold you close in the days ahead.
    Much love,
    The Plambeck Family

  19. "Col." Earl Stander, Dr. Patricia Murphy, G.W. Stander
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    So sorry to hear about the horrible accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to y’all. He’ll always remain in your hearts.

  20. Donna Meisinger
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    With sympathy to you Don & Lucille. I wasn’t sure he was your son since the paper never listed any survivors till I checked the website. I remember him during the reunions as a boy. My thoughts & prayers to your family.
    So sorry for your loss.

  21. Dennis and Vicki White
    • May 26, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Vicki and me loved the man and we will miss him dearly. We wish his family peace in knowing he is home. Randy you will always be in our hearts and we will always remember all the fun road trips we had. God bless you
    Dennis and Vicki White

  22. Jackie Farley
    • May 27, 2017 - 1 year ago

    Even though I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Randy, I know how happy he made Jenn. She was always smiling and had a glow about her whenever she talked about him. Let us look to God for comfort during this time.
    Jackie and Dave Farley

  23. Rose Diller
    • May 27, 2017 - 1 year ago

    To the Strode family,

    Randy was someone that I will always remember for his kindness to our family. Randy and Helen gave my mother hope when she was at a low point. You helped bring her out of her depression and reignited her faith in God. I never saw you again after she moved away, but your help and compassion were an example that I always remembered. May God bless you all. Randy will be remembered.

  24. Kristin Heath
    • May 30, 2017 - 1 year ago


    We are so very sorry for the loss of Randy! Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief! May you find comfort and peace through Him and in all who love and surround you!
    Kristin (Edwards) Heath ’91
    Alumni Director
    Pius X High School

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