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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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