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Della Ann Ranker 1932 - 2019
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

GREAT BEND — Della Ann Ranker, age 86, passed away May 11, 2019, at Medical Lodges of Great Bend. She was born Nov. 17, 1932, at Ellsworth, to Otto F. and Anna C. (Kohls) Haase.  Della married William Von Ranker Oct. 23, 1951, at Ellsworth. He passed away Feb. 16, 2016.

A 1950 Graduate of Ellsworth High School, Della had been a resident of Great Bend since 1956, coming from McCook, Neb. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she held an active role as a Sunday School teacher, and was employed by Security State Bank for 22 years, retiring in 1995. 

Survivors include three sons, David Ranker and wife Ronda of Hays, Steve Ranker of Florissant, Mo., and Philip Ranker and wife Darcee of Solana Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren, Matthew Ranker and wife Becca, Amy Brooks and husband Wyatt, Hayley Ranker, and Lynsie Ranker and husband James; five great-grandchildren, Noah, Caleb, Gracie, Hope and Isaac Ranker. She was preceded in passing by her husband Bill; and by one brother Otto Haase, Jr.; and by one sister, Edith Reed.

Graveside inurnment services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, with the Reverend Barbara Jones. There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

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Funeral arrangements by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530 

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 26, 2019