Randy L. Hosick, age 61 of Cozad, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Cozad, Nebraska.
Randy was born September 7, 1950 at Lexington, Nebraska to Wayne and Arlene (Buss) Hosick. He graduated from Cozad High School in 1969.
Following his schooling, Randy began work at Tenneco where, with the exception of his time spent in the U.S. Navy, he worked uninterrupted for 43 years. Randy ran “the mule” at the Tenneco plant, ultimately ending up working in the receiving department. On May 15, 1976, Randy married Pat Wulf at Omaha. The couple made their home in Cozad where they raised their 2 boys, Travis and Trent.
As Randy’s boys grew he taught them to hunt and fish; but more importantly, he showed them how to live, always insisting on a “simple” approach to life, and to never dwell on the past. He rode bulls in his younger years, but maintained a cowboy’s spirit throughout his life. He loved his horses, and rode with the Plum Creekers for several years.
Randy was a perpetual jokester, always playing pranks on family and friends alike. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and a good heart. Randy was known to be soft-spoken at times, but when his silence broke, he spoke with honesty. He loved his wife, his kids and his grandkids dearly, rarely missing a family activity.
Randy had served on the Cozad Honor Guard and the Cozad Fire Department for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne in 2010; granddaughter, Alicyn Grace in 2008; and a father in law, Arthur Wulf.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Hosick of Cozad; 2 sons, Travis Hosick and Trent (Elsie) Hosick all of Cozad; 3 grandchildren, Braxton Walker, Wyatt Hosick and Sadie Hosick all of Cozad; his mother, Arlene Hosick of Cozad; a brother, Gary (Kathy) Hosick of Cozad; mother-in-law, Bessie Wulf of Ohiowa; an aunt, Sadie Wedeking of Geneva; and many other relatives and friends.
Services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Cozad with Pastor Mike Parsh officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Cozad Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.