Obituaries

Donald F. Ranken

December 20, 1942 - May 15, 2018

Donald  F.  Ranken

Obituary

Cherry Valley, IL

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 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008, with a visitation from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to service. A visitation will take place 5-8:00 p.m. Friday, May 18,2018 at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Memorial to the family to establish a memorial later. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Friday, May 18, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will take place 5-8:00 p.m. Friday, May 18,2018 at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to service.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial in Highland Garden of Memories.

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I worked with a Ranken 50 or so years ago at Green Giant Co., in Belvidere. I ran the Scale House and he drove a truck hauling peas and corn. He was from the Kirkland are and if my mind is semi-working, the truck was a Red Chev. or GMC. I am now in Southern MO, and saw this and had to ask. Either way my sympathy to the family.

Dave Davis 2018-06-02T07:59:15

Thoughts and condolences to my cousins and families on uncle Dons passing.

Mark voiles 2018-05-20T19:12:35

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Both Don and Vernetta were very good friends to us way back when. Don was God Father to my daughter Kari. My sincere thoughts and prayers to all the Ranken Families.

Pat Torrisi 2018-05-18T23:07:17

You will be missed.

Scott A. Dickson 2018-05-18T13:21:17

Don will be greatly missed. We always had such a good time in his company. He had such a hearty laugh. It makes us smile just thinking about it. Love and peace to your family.

Susan (Peters) and J. R. Birkenmaier 2018-05-18T09:54:55

May you rest in peace

Larry/Maureen Kessling 2018-05-17T10:37:49

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