Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Richard V. Rancher
Worked in Maintenance at Clearview High School & Lorain County Savings & Trust
Age 91
Born: May 6, 1927   Died: December 11, 2018

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Richard V. Rancher, 91, of Sheffield Township, died Tuesday December 11, 2018 at Wesleyan Village in Elyria after having lived a long and full life.

He was born May 6, 1927 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident.

Richard graduated from Clearview High School in 1945 and then enlisted with the US Navy serving as a Seaman Second Class toward the end of World War II.

He worked at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain as a grave digger and grounds maintenance person and then worked for Clearview High School as a maintenance person, bus route scheduler and basic electronics teacher.  He retired from Lorain County Savings & Trust where he oversaw grounds maintenance at several bank branches.

Richard enjoyed playing golf, bowling, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family.  He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elyria Township.

He is survived by his children:  Barbara (Scotty) Alexander, Christine (Anthony) Manfredonia, Jeff (Kathy) Rancher, Deborah (David) Cruz and Mark (Robin) Rancher; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren with a 10th on the way.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Dorothy M. Rancher (nee Zilka) on March 9, 2017, parents Edward & Arvilla Rancher (nee Klein) and 2 brothers and 1 sister.

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Funeral Schedule

The family will receive friends Friday December 14th from 10:00-10:30 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 41295 N Ridge Rd, Elyria Twp.  The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 am in the church. The Rev. John Retar, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Lorain, will officiate.  Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon where military honors will be conducted by AMVETS Post #32 of Elyria.


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Memorial contributions or donations of food can be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 5510 Baumhart Rd, Lorain, OH. 44053.