Randy D. Tjarks of Edgar, 70, departed this life on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Church of the Plains Presbyterian in Edgar with Pastor Jonathan Jehorek officiating. Burial will be at Edgar Cemetery in Edgar. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Randy’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Randy was born in Hastings, NE on July 11, 1953, to Delmar and Ila (Henninger) Tjarks. He graduated from Sandy Creek High School in May 1971. He married Sherry Coxbill on July 14, 1973. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Douglas, Michael, and Jennifer. Randy farmed with his in-laws, Duane and Verna Coxbill, until they retired. Then Randy worked for 22 years for Aurora COOP at the Edgar’s Sedan branch.

Randy was preceded in death by his father; in-laws, Duane & Verna Coxbill; sister-in-law, Betsy Tjarks; brother-in-law, Kenny Adams; and son-in-law, K.B. Volz.


Wife: Sherry Tjarks – Edgar, NE

Mother: Ila Tjarks – Hastings, NE

Children & Spouse: Doug Tjarks – Overland Park, KS

Mike & Tracy Tjarks – Kearney, NE

Jennifer Stratton & Robbey Willicott – Fairfield, NE

Grandchildren: Devin, Alexis, and Lanie Tjarks – Overland Park, KS

Ethan Albus – Kearney, NE

Lori Tjarks – Kearney, NE

Shyanne and Kieran Graf – Ravenna, NE

Bradn and Jessica Stratton – Fairfield, NE

Great-Granddaughter: Krisan Graf – Ravenna, NE

Siblings & Spouses: Steve & Karen Tjarks

Terry Tjarks

Jackie Tjarks & Gerry Chapman

Sisters-in-law & Spouses: Carol Adams

Bonnie & Terry Trausch

Cindy & Mike Rieger

Numerous Nieces and Nephews