Joanne Jean Ranck, 90, rural Wabash, died 1:48 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, at her home in Wabash. She was born on May 4, 1930, in Wabash County, to Edwin H. and Electa (Curless) White.
Joanne was a 1948 graduate of LaFontaine High School. She married Roger Ranck at the Lincolnville United Methodist Church on June 3, 1949, and they lived on a farm south of Lincolnville 64 years. He died June 24, 2012. Joanne was a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, was youth director, chairman of the Kitchen Committee, and served on the church board. She worked at A.F. Billings Wreath factory, Kroger Egg Exchange, Ungers Cafe, and Clark’s Finer Foods. She was also an inactive member of the D.A.R. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, fishing, and especially her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Ralph (Cheryle) Ranck of Urbana; and Timothy (Ruth) Ranck of Wabash; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Ranck of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren: Matthew (Krista) Ranck and Nicholas (Andrea) Ranck, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Seth (Andrea) Ranck of Nashville, Tenn.; Andrew (Nikki) Ranck of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sarah (Brian) Collyear of South Carolina; Brian (Sarah) Ranck and Megan (Dan) Wright, both of Wabash; and 17 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Phillip Ranck, and David Ranck, two brothers, Edwin White Jr. and Robert White, and three sisters, Mary Bosch, Lola Gibson, and Helen Roser.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 17, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor John Cook officiating. Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Lincolnville United Methodist Church.