HOLDREGE — Randy James Wells, 34, of Holdrege died Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Holdrege as a result of a single motor vehicle accident.

Celebration of life graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege with the Rev. Daren Popple officiating. The family encourages everyone in attendance to keep health issues in mind and bring your own chair to the graveside service.

Due to health concerns, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic; current CDC and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for faith-based services and gatherings will be followed. The Wells family encourages each person to decide whether to attend Randy’s services based on the best interest of your health and that of your community. The services will be livestreamed via the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Holdrege.


Randy was born June 4, 1986, in Kearney, the youngest of three sons to David and Canda "Candy" (Suhr) Wells. He was baptized and confirmed at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege. Randy received his education from Holdrege Public Schools, graduating from Holdrege High School with the class of 2005 as co-valedictorian. He then pursued higher education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Bellevue University. Following his education, Randy returned home to Holdrege, where he worked alongside his dad and brother at Wells Flying Service and was engaged in farming.

On Aug. 21, 2010, he married Jordan Johnson in Holdrege and to this union five children were born: Brooklyn, James, Axel, Quinn and Jonathan. The family made their home in Holdrege, where he continued to work at Wells Flying Service and also attained his real estate license. Randy owned and managed many rental properties as well. In 2019, he sparked an interest in concrete construction and later formed a partnership with his long-time friend, Seth Swanson in Conquest Contractors.

Randy loved to hunt and go to the blind, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the family’s river ground. He was an avid sports fan, especially enjoyed playing golf and watching Husker football. Randy also had a passion for coaching, especially pee-wee football.

Randy loved to entertain, whether it was a game of cards with friends or a family barbecue, he could always be found cooking or grilling for his guests. But most of all, Randy loved his children. He also had an enormous affection for his labs, and his Cheech. His sense of humor, contagious smile and extraordinary love for life will be missed by many. Randy never knew a stranger.

He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege; every organization that involved hunting and conservation; the Holdrege Country Club; the Nebraska Aviation Trade Association, and the National Agricultural Aviation Association, to name a few.

Survivors include his wife, Jordan Wells and their four children, Brooklyn, James, Axel and Johnny, all of Holdrege; his parents, Dave and Candy Wells of Holdrege; two brothers, Ryan Wells and his wife, Melissa, and Nick Wells and his wife, Toni, all of Holdrege; grandmother, Edna "Ned" Suhr of Holdrege; grandparents-in-law, Berniece and Lon Clark of Holdrege; mother-in-law, Barb Johnson of Holdrege; father-in-law, Rick Johnson and his wife, Kim of Chapman, Kansas; sister-in-law, Jessie Powley and her husband, Travis of Holdrege; brother-in-law, Jarvis Johnson and his wife, Maggie of Liberty, Missouri; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by one child, Quinn; his maternal grandfather, Gordon Suhr; paternal grandparents, Harley and Clara Wells; grandparents-in-law, Allen and Betty Johnson; brother-in-law, Jade Johnson; and niece, Gracelyn Wells.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Randy’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

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The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.