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Donald F. Ranken 1942—2018
Donald F. Ranken, 75, of Cherry Valley, IL, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in his home. He was born December 20, 1942, in Cherry Valley, the son of WR "Boots" and Doris Ranken. Donald attended Hiawatha High School in Kirkland, after which he proudly served his county with the United States Army. Donald married the love of his life, Vernetta on December 29, 1962, in Belvidere. Donald was a truck driver by trade and enjoyed collecting antique cars and watching NASCAR. He was a member of the Tebala Shrine, Free Masons, Model T Ford Club of Rockford and the Eagles Club. Donald is loved and will be missed by his sons, Richard (Beth) Ranken, Rodney (Valerie Laken) Ranken; grandchildren, Allison (Jake) Maliszewski, Anna (James Peterson) Ranken; great-grandchildren, Henry Maliszewski, Harper Peterson; siblings, Judy Campbell, Cay (Keith) Pasch, Ted Ranken, Lori (Tom) Harman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008, with visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to service. Visitation also will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Memorials to the family to establish a memorial later. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com
Published in Rockford Register Star from May 16 to May 18, 2018
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