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PIQUA - Paul R. Rank, 81, of Piqua, died at 1:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1932, in Webster, to the late Frank and Della (Staudt) Rank. On June 14, 1952, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, he married Patricia "Patsy" Dean. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2012.

Paul is survived by two daughters and son-in-law: Paula and John Grubb, of Fletcher, and Pamela Rank, of Piqua; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Ruth Hahn, of Piqua, Jeanie and Bob Grilliot, of Covington, and Pat and Phil Stickel, of Greenville; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Frank "Jr." and Judy Rank, of Urbana, Don and Sue Rank, of Sidney, and Gary and Janice Rank, of Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren: Leshia (Helton) and Chris Lyman, Douglas and Ashley Cantrell, Jaymie (Anderson) and Jerry Obney and Jay Anderson; and nine great-grandchildren: Aidan Lyman, Harper Lyman, Madison Cantrell, Dimitri Cantrell, Levi Smith, Gracie Anderson, Jayma Anderson, Parker Obney and Graham Obney.

Paul was a member of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, Covington. He was a member of Covington F.O.E. No. 3998, Piqua American Legion Post No. 184 and Piqua VFW Post No. 4874. Paul proudly served his country as a member of U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He worked for Inland Homes as a superintendent and Mid Continent. Paul then owned Paul Rank Construction Co. before retiring in 2008. After retiring, Paul owned and operated Hun Buns Tasty Treats in Piqua.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, Covington, with the Rev. Jim Simons as celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Full military honors will be presented by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad, Piqua.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 6925 W. U.S. Route 36, Covington, OH 45318 or Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development, 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 1, 2013
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