Rendle Alton "Ren" Ranck, 72, of Montoursville, was welcomed into God's arms on Psalm Sunday, April 14, 2019, surrounded by his family. His pain, suffering and courageous battle is now over. He is free.
Born Sept. 6, 1946, in Lewistown, Ren was the son of the late Paul A. and Romaine A. (Yocum) Ranck.
Ren was a 1964 graduate of Williamsport High School. He started his career as a meat cutter for the A&P store. He then had various jobs which included Handy Market, delivering for Pepsi, delivering the Sunday Grit and cleaning the church at Trinity United Methodist Church where he was a member for 50 years. He then began working for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, raising pheasants, from where he retired as the assistant superintendent after 32 years of service. After retiring in 1999, Ren and Karen followed their dreams and bought a small farm where Ren enjoyed raising beef cattle, chickens and pigs. He loved watching the wildlife. Ren enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. Ren especially enjoyed spending time with his great-granddaughter, Addy Bell. Ren was an avid gun collector and enjoyed reloading ammo with his grandson, Logan.
Surviving Ren including his loving wife, Karen S. (Artley) Ranck, with whom he would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on May 8, are two sons, Michael Ranck (Lisa), of Picture Rocks, and Seth Ranck, of Williamsport; two daughters, Michelle Reynolds, (Terry), of Montoursville, and Susan Ammerman (Ed), of Montoursville; four grandchildren, Kelsey and Logan Reynolds, and Stephanie and Jared Ranck; a great-granddaughter, Adelyn Reynolds; a brother Donald Ranck (Nancy), of Florida; and a sister Karen Lee Stroble (Randy), of Trout Run.
In addition to his parents, Ren was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Rhen Ranck.
A memorial service to honor the life of Ren will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert E. Stump officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Trinity United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ren's name may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road Williamsport, PA 17701.
Trinity United Methodist Church
1971 Lycoming Creed Road, Williamsport PA 17701