June Ellen (Atherton) Ranich
FORMERLY OF HIGHLAND, IN - June Ellen (Atherton) Ranich, formerly of Highland, IN, passed away peacefully June 18, 2020. June graduated from Longwood Academy in Chicago, IL and attended Illinois Wesleyan University. She worked as an executive secretary at the Time Corporation in Chicago.
June was an only child who lost her mother, Helen, at the age of five. Her dad, paternal grandparents, and great aunt Ruth nurtured and raised her. She loved sitting on her grandfather's lap and listening to all the fascinating family stories with her grandmother, Gert, doting on her. She gained a mother when her dad married Jeanette, an angelic role model who June adored. June spent summers on the lake in Crystal Lake, IL, with her grandparents and learned to become an accomplished swimmer.
June met her future husband, Stephen Ranich, on New Year's Eve at Lake Hills Country Club, arranged by a friend of Steve's. They were married for and had fifty wonderful years together. June was a quiet, refined lady, never had a negative word to anyone, and was a great listener with a heart of gold.
June was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stephen, and her parents. She is survived by her children, Linda (Tom) Adamczyk, and David (Nancy) Ranich, grandchildren Zoë (Toni), Michael, Tim (Rachel), and Andrew (Randalynn), and great grandsons Nathan, James, Evan, Adam, and Ty.
A loving wife, mother, and grandmother will be dearly missed.
Private funeral services were held.
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