Randy Lee Folkers, 67, of Fairbury, NE passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on February 22, 2020.
He was born January 25, 1953 to Noel and Opal (Bartlett) in Beatrice, NE. Randy graduated from Fairbury High School in 1972 where he excelled in athletics. He was a part of the 1972 State Championship Football team and was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl. He also found success in track and field breaking school records and earning a state championship medal.
Randy married Renae Schroeder on March 3, 1984. Fairbury was the place they continued to call home for the next 35 years. Randy worked for several employers throughout his life including C&F Roofing and most recently Fairbury Foods (Westin Packaged Meats).
His passion for the outdoors was extraordinary. He loved to fish, hunt, and teach his children and grandchildren to do the same. He also enjoyed golfing, softball, westerns, Husker football, kayaking and tubing down the Little Blue River, having coffee with friends and driving the River Road looking for deer.
Randy was preceded in death by his father Noel Folkers, father-in-law George Schroeder, and brother-in-law Randy Schroeder.
Randy is survived by his wife Renae of 35 years, mother Opal, sister Jan Beu (Rick) and their daughter Tatum, son Hunter (Amber) and their children Mykal, Mykah, Austin, and Skylar, T.J. (Anne) and their son’s Collin and Connor, and daughter Amie O'toole (Vince).

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Attendees are welcome to dress casual. Memorials have been designated to the family's choice.