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Forrest H. “Fory” Ranck

Dec 3, 2008

Forrest H. “Fory” Ranck, 81, of Watsontown, and a resident at Kramm’s the past 2 1/2 years, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Born in Allenwood, on April 11, 1927, he was a son of the late Charles L. and Winifred (Rishel) Ranck.

He and his wife, the former Betty I. Klinefelter, just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17.

A 1945 graduate of Watsontown High School, he was a self-employed contractor, working with his brother, Russell, installing siding.

He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, Montgomery.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Doyle Ranck and wife Ruth of New Columbia, Daniel Ranck of Virginia Beach, VA, Donald Ranck and wife Robyn of Allenwood and Dwayne Ranck and fiancee Sharon of Montgomery; one daughter, Dierdre Combs and husband Ronnie of LaPorte, IN; three brothers, Arthur Ranck of Allenwood, Russell Ranck of Watsontown and Ralph Ranck of Montgomery; three sisters, Pauline Staggert of Montgomery, Phyllis Bower of Allenwood and Virginia Ocker of Northumberland; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Thelma Bieber.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Grenoble’s, 1Muncy. Officiating will be Pastor Roosevelt Brown. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 41 W. Houston Ave., Montgomery, PA 17752.