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  • Brother Randy Rising
    Updated On: Aug 10, 2022

    Brothers and Sisters,

    I regret to inform you that Brother Randy Rising, retired member of Burlington System Division 1142, passed away August 04, 2022.


    Services for RW Rising are Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Sioux County Fair Grounds in Harrison. There will be a luncheon after at the Rocky Top Dance Hall in Harrison, Ne.

    Randy Wilbur Rising passed peacefully on August 4,2022 due to a long illness at home surrounded by his family.

    Randy was born in Crawford, Nebraska to Wilbur Lewis and Helen Mae (Londrigan) Rising on August 31, 1962. Randy spent his childhood in the Marsland – Crawford area on the Tollman Ranch where his father worked. He transferred from Crawford High School after two years to Harrison where he attended last two years before graduating from Sioux County High School in 1980.

    Randy started rodeoing during High School, where he qualified for the State and National High School Finals Rodeo during his Rodeo Career, he also won three go rounds and the average, in the Saddle Bronc, at the Prairie Circuit Finals.  Plus, during his time in the NSRA, he was the Bareback Champion.  He stayed very active

    in Rodeo after he retired from riding the rough stock whether it was opening gates, helping the riders get ready, or watching it; this was a part of him through and through.

    Randy belonged to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Crawford, NE and The Sioux County Historical Society in Harrison, Ne. Randy worked for BNSF from 1994 to 2009 after the railroad.  He worked for the Land Drilling Exploration Company.  He then started his own business on September 15, 2015 RW Rising and Family Trucking with his wife Adella Jean.

    He enjoyed working for the Wilkins Family on their farm and ranch. Randy’s Cousin Rhonda “Blue” Pelton being his Best Friend since childhood; they were always taking care of each other. When Randy meant Jean, he said the one person I can’t wait for you to meet is my best friend Blue, because I know she is going to

    love you as much as I love you!

    Randy meant his Adella Jean (Lewman) Rising in August 0f 2014 and were married On December 21, 2016, at the Eagle’s in Crawford, NE. They lived in Crawford till April 2018 when they moved to Harrison, NE where they currently reside with their five fur babies. Everybody knew Wilbur and Abbey since they went everywhere with Randy sometimes they let Jean come, too.

    Randy is survived by his wife Adella Jean (Lewman) and their five fur babies of Harrison, NE; His Sister Sharon (Dale) Travnicek of Harrison, NE their children  Lisa (Kent) Anders of Bayard, Ne, Larry (Scott) Alwin of Thermopolis, WY, Libby (Ben) Lamp of Lusk, WY, Tommy (Heather) Travnicek of Scottsbluff, NE; His Brother Rocky (Cindy) Rising of Sutherland, NE their children Kasey (Jackie) Rising of Rapid City, SD, Kody (Sarah) Rising of Garland, NE Kirby (Georgia) Rising of Golden, CO. Great Nieces Kayla (Trey) Pedersen, Brayla (Layne) Rawls, Bailey Alwin, Brielle Alwin, Tallee Anne Travnicek, Lonni Lamp, Kenadi Rising, Hattie Rising, and Willa Rising. Great Nephews Colby Anders, Kalane Anders, Trayton Travnicek, Trace Travnicek,  Drake Lamp, Dayne Lamp, Cactus Lamp, Colt Travnicek, Blake Travnicek, Cody Dale Travnicek, Logan Rising and Gage Rising. He had one Great - Great Nephew Arlo Rawls.

    He was preceded in death: His parents Wilbur Lewis and Helen Mae (Londrigan) Rising, His nephew Barry Dale Travnicek, Grandparents Earl and Ercil Rising and Robert and Myrtle Londrigan. He was also preceded in death by Gibby and Halen Mae, his fur babies.

    A memorial has been established at the Security First Bank in Crawford, Nebraska. Anyone unable to attend can send cards to:  Adella Jean Rising PO Box 202, Harrison, NE 69346

    Please keep Brother Randy’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.




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