August 18, 1925 – September 1, 2018
Randy Streeton, 93, entered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Born August 18, 1925 in Callaway, NE. to Guy and Mary Mabel Streeton. Athletics always played a big role in Randy’s life and it was how he connected with people. While serving in the US Navy, he was on the All-Pacific Wrestling team and played on the Bremerton (WA) Rockets Semi-Pro football team. He got his BS at York College, where he played on the football, wrestling, track, and baseball teams at York College. He taught school in Wyoming and coached wrestling, track and basketball as well as teaching. He was the Director of the Salvation Army Community Center in Lincoln, NE and was involved in many youth and sports programs. He saw the need for a basketball program for smaller players, so he started the Lincoln “Small Fry” Basketball program. This program continues in existence over 58 years later. They won a national championship in their early years. Randy received the Knights of AK-SAR-BEN Good Neighbor award in June, 1977, the Salvation Army Employee of the Decade award in 1977, the KFOR Man of the Year and was on the Mayor’s Physical Fitness Committee. Randy is preceded in death by his wife Lois Grow Streeton. He is survived by his special friend Marge Knapp, and his son Anthony Streeton. Per Randy’s request, there will be no viewing. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 on September 19, 2018 at Lincoln Memorial. Meet at Gate 2. Memorials are to Connecting Pointe Church of the Nazarene, 1901 S. 70th, Lincoln, NE 68506. Condolences can be sent in care of Karen Barrett, 4140 Clifford Dr., Lincoln, NE 68506
- Graveside Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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September 16, 2018
Randy and Lois was our neighbor many years ago and yet, sadly, I never knew of Randy's extensive involvement in sports. I guess he just didn't want to brag about what a stud he must've been!
When we moved next door, as a young couple with a toddler, Randy and Lois looked over us and made sure we were taken care of and doing okay- as a couple and as parents. I remember Randy and I racing to see who could do the other's sidewalk when it came to snow removal; that should've been my clue that Randy was athletic because he always seemed to beat me to the punch. We had meaningful visits when we found each other mowing the lawn and Lois would scold me all the time for putting my life in danger as a racecar driver- and I loved every minute of it!
While we lost track of each other once we moved, we'd drive by hoping to see Randy doing one of his many projects. Lori and I are grateful that both were a part of our lives and it's our prayer that family and friends know they were deeply loved for the many things they did for us, and our children, over the years.
September 15, 2018
Thanks Randy for keeping an eye on us at the Shield. You, Mrs. Durst, Clyde Sheridan and Carolyn Francisco made better young folk of us by attending the Salvation Army Community Center. We all learned discipline. There was no other way. Bobby Metz. #190.
September 15, 2018
I have memories of Randy at the Salvation Army Community Center when I was younger. He ran a tight ship, but always had games for us to play in the gym after school. Then years after my Father passed, he became a companion of my Mother. They would come up for visits to MN and enjoyed driving around the lakes. He was always interested in what our daughters were doing in school and college and enjoyed touring The NDSU campus with us.