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Donald Lynn Rans


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Donald Lynn Rans Obituary
September 18, 1936 - December 28, 2015 Donald Lynn Rans, 79, of Laguna Niguel, CA, passed away Monday, December 28th, 2015. A memorial service will be held at South Shores Church in Data Point, CA, on January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Lynn was born September 18, 1936 in Rochester, Indiana, to Donald Chester Rans and Mary A. (Landis) Rans. He graduated from Indiana University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. On June 21, 1958 he married the former Sally Ann Sharp in Saint Louis, Missouri. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University in 1963 and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Indiana University in 1972. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1958, and was promoted up through the officer ranks to become a Brigadier General. His last duty assignment was as the Deputy Comptroller for the Air Force at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, and the Air Force Commendation Medal, among others. He retired from the Air Force on September 1, 1984. Following retirement from the military, Lynn became a professor of accounting at California State University, Los Angeles, from 1984 to 1999. During his tenure he taught advanced accounting courses and had served as Chairman of the Accounting Department. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Cost Accountants. He had also taught previously at CSU in San Bernardino and Long Beach. Lynn is survived by his wife, Sally, his son, Kevin Stuart Rans, his daughter, Laura Lynn (Rans) Pope, his brother, Stephen James Rans, and his four grandchildren, Andrew Rans, Christopher Rans, Natalia Pope, and Elayna Pope. Lynn was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all, and he will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. Those wishing to contribute to a memorial for him may provide tribute donations in his name to the South Shores Church or to the at www.alz.org/donate.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 18 to Jan. 22, 2016
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