Randol Happel

Randol "Randy" Happel

November 28, 1955 - April 5, 2021
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Randol “Randy” R. Happel, 65 years, of Lincoln, NE passed away Monday, April 5, 2021. He was born on November 28, 1955 in Fremont, NE to Don and Donna (Aden) Happel.

Randy was born in Fremont. Due to mergers, he attended several rural elementary schools around Ames, NE. He attended Jr. High School in Scribner and graduated from North Bend Central in 1974. He attended UNL and graduated with a BA Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations, English Marketing and Psychology. Randol was employed by several Ad Agencies and in public relations in Houston, New York, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Des Moines, Omaha, and finally Lincoln.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Johns Ridgeley Lutheran Church. He was past President of the Cornhusker NAMA, Chapter Chair, and Student NAMA Careers Committee. Randy was an avid writer, effective communicator, and was strong in his faith.

He is survived by his parents, Don and Donna Happel; sister, Kay Poppe all of North Bend, NE; nieces, Kimberly (Zach) Thomsen, Natilee Plagge, Beverly (Ben Morris) Poppe; 7 great nieces and nephews.

Randol was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Norman Poppe.

Funeral service is 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 9, 2021 at St. John's Ridgeley Lutheran Church. Visitation on Thursday , April 8 from 4-7PM, family receiving friends from 4-6 PM, at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend, NE. Burial in St. John's Ridgeley Cemetery.

Memorial may be directed to the family for a charity yet to be determined.

Moser Memorial Chapel 1040 N. Main St. North Bend, NE 68649 402-652-8159
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  • Visitation

    Thursday April 8, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday April 8, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services @ North Bend
    1040 N. Main
    North Bend, Nebraska 68649
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    Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Service

    Friday April 9, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday April 9, 2021 2:00pm
    St. John's Lutheran at Ridgeley
    1140 County Road K
    SCRIBNER, NE 68057
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    Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church
  • Interment

    St John's Lutheran Church at Ridgeley
    1140 County Road K
    SCRIBNER, NE 68057
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Ryan, Ryan, Jake, Lauree and Kate

Posted at 10:59am
Randy was a treasured personality at BR. We won't forget the laughs we shared together. He will be missed. Our warmest condolences,
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Susan Littlefield

Posted at 08:09pm
Many thoughts & prayers to Randy's family. Last time we talked he was looking forward to some wine & fire pit catching up this spring. He was an amazing person, so talented & always giving of himself to so many! I will miss his laugh and his "Hey girl!" when I would call!

Rylie Kalb

Posted at 07:05pm
Randy was a dear friend and coworker at the start of my career when I was still in my last year of college. He gave me advice when I needed it most, and he was always there to get the inside scoop on my twenty-something stories. We bonded over our love for Husker sports, especially volleyball, and enjoyed chatting over lunch often. He taught me much more than I realize, and he will be greatly missed to all who knew him.

Elizabeth Nelson

Posted at 02:28pm
Randy was one of a kind and will be missed beyond words! He talked about his family all of the time and loved you all SO much. I'm so very sorry for your loss. He was one of the kindest, most caring people I knew and he could always make me smile no matter what. Rest in peace my dear, dear friend. I love you!

Christopher Sidles

Posted at 01:36pm
My sincere condolences to Randy's family. I am saddened by the news of his loss. I will always cherish our time spent in NAMA and helping clients in our industry. RIP brother.

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