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Ralph E. Goranson Ralph E. Goranson, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He was born July 4, 1919, in Chicago, was a 29-year resident of Libertyville and a former resident of Gurnee and Avon Park, FL. Ralph was an Army ranger and commanding officer of C Company, landing on Omaha Beach on D Day during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Cross. He was a member of the Libertyville American Legion Post #329, Grace Lutheran Church and was a retired account executive with the E. F. McDonald Company in Chicago. Surviving are his children, Robert (Valerie) Goranson of Libertyville, Jeffrey (Pat) Goranson of West Peoria, IL, Sally (James) Dunn of Carpentersville, Nancy Goranson of Fond du Lac, WI and Carol Mount of Inverness; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Einar and Agnes Goranson; his wife, Ruth in 2002; his brother, Jack in 1945; and a grandson, Craig Dunn. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home Ltd., 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Memorial contributions can be made to the . For information, 847-362-3009 or please sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 17, 2012
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