Donald Ranke


MT. STERLING — Donald E. Ranke, 78, of Orient, slipped away to heaven Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 2, 1935 in Franklin County, Ohio, to the late Marion and Marguerite Ranke.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane; son, Donald W.; grandchildren, Schylar and Slade; sisters, Norma J. Dumm of Circleville, Joy L. McClure of Grove City; nieces and nephews; close friend, Margaret Ranke.

Donald retired from Marble Cliff Concrete Products of Columbus and enjoyed farming since 1984 to present. His hobbies were rabbit and coon hunting. In 1970 he won top honor with his female Treeing Walker Dog "Millie" at the World Championship Coon Hunt.

A Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling. Rev. Leland Brehm officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Family suggests memorial contributions to Derby United Methodist Church, 11792 London Road, Orient, OH 43146 or Mount Carmel Hospice, c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213-9924.

Online condolences to www.tiddfuneralservices.com.

Published in The Madison Press from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2014