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Memorial Established: Randal C. Issler, Age 62

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Celebration of Life Services for Randal C. “Randy” Issler will be held on Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Pastor Jan Gluth King, officiating.  A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Randal Craig “Randy” Issler, 62 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.  Randy was born November 12th, 1955 in Geneva, Nebraska, the eldest of two sons born to Louis and Beulah (Schoen) Issler.  He received his education from Geneva Public Schools, graduating from Geneva High School with the class of 1974. Randy then pursued higher education at Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska, where he received his Bachelors degree in Broadcasting.  Following his education, Randy began his radio broadcasting career at KFRX in Superior, Nebraska, until moving to Holdrege in 1981.
On April 9th, 1988, he was united in marriage to Jeanie Marie Lahm in Cozad, Nebraska.  The couple made their home in Holdrege, where Randy was the program director for KUVR 1380 AM and 96.9 FM radio station.  For over 30 years, Randy graced the Holdrege area with his morning talk show providing South Central Nebraska with local news and weather, community updates, celebrated birthdays and his favorite subject, his beloved sporting events.  He combined his passion for radio broadcasting and sports, during his 38 years announcing Duster Athletics, and will always be remembered as “The Voice of the Dusters.”  During the 2017 Swedish Days, Randy was humbled by being inducted into the Phelps County Sports Wall of Honor at the Nebraska Prairie Museum.  In the Spring of 2018, Randy was also presented a Distinguished Service Award from Holdrege High School for his outstanding service as a broadcaster for Holdrege High School Activities.      
Randy was a faithful member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege.  Randy loved his old music, and could recite the top songs of each year from the Billboards Top 100.  Above all, he lived for Husker Football.  
Besides his parents, Randy was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mary Issler; and brother-in-law, Bob Lahm and his wife, Kathy.  
Randy leaves to celebrate his life his wife of 30 years, Jean Issler of Holdrege; his brother, Rick Issler and his wife, June of Lincoln, Nebraska; brother-in-law, David Lahm and his wife, Cheryl of Cozad; four nieces and nephews:  Victoria Bush-Lahm of Lincoln; Nicholas Lahm and his wife, Mai of Lincoln; Matthew Lahm and his friend, Mary Schlieder of Holland, Nebraska; and Nolan Lahm and his wife, Mindy of Cozad; and a host of great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Memorial Book Signing will be held on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A memorial has been established in Randy’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.   
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at
     The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.