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January 22nd, 2022

randy edelmanROLLA – Randy Allen Edelman, 71, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. 

He was born May 5, 1950 to Alfred and Maxine (Kallenbach) Edelman in Liberal. 

He married Mary Ann Keepers Sept. 6, 1986 in Rolla. She preceded him in death Jan. 15, 2017.

He was a member of the 4-H club in Rolla and graduated from Rolla High School. He later attended Kansas State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. 

He worked as a farmer and crop adjuster. 

He was a member of the Morton County Conservation District Board, KSU Alumni Association, the Rolla COOP Board, and the Rolla Cemetery Board.

Survivors include niece, Tiffani VanVliet and husband, Bill, and their children who called Randy “Grandpa Cowboy:” Mariana Tullar and husband, AJ, Sadie Paulus and husband, Zach, and Allen VanVliet; honorary daughter, Melissa Burrows and husband, Rickey, and their children: Alexis Hastey, Rickey Burrows, Jr., and Virginia Burrows; nephew, Bret Vaughn and wife, Trisha, and their children; great-niece, Jessie Houston and husband, Thomas, Jaden Collins, and Josh Collins, Jr.; great-great-granddaughters: Grace, Susan and Maggie Tullar; brother, Arby (Raymond) Edelman and wife, Monon; sister, Alfreda Langley; and other family and friends. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, William J.M. VanVliet.

• Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at the Rolla United Methodist Church in Rolla with Pastor David Eckert presiding. 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 and from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 at the Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Elkhart.

Memorials are suggested to the Morton County Conservation District or the Rolla Cemetery in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. 

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