Obit: Rannow, Arnold L. #2 (1920 - 2010)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Baumgarten, Degnitz, Griesshammer, Heglund, Lamont, Neumann, Olson, Rannow, Rosinski, Weber


----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, September 29, 2010, page 17


Rannow, Arnold L. (June 26, 1920 - October 1, 2010)


Arnold L. Rannow, age 90, of Colby, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Colonial Center in Colby with his family by his side.


His funeral service will be held on Monday, October 4, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Mark Neumann will preside. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9:30 till time of service. Burial will take place at the Colby Memorial Cemetery in the Town of Colby.

Arnold was born on June 26, 1920 in Silver Lake, Minn. to Otto and Clara (Baumgarten) Rannow.


He graduated from Colby High School in 1939. On July 30, 1949, he married Joyce Heglund in Ashland at Nidaros Lutheran Church. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on July 30, 2010.

Along with his brother Howard and later son Mark, owned Rannow Cabinet and Supply in Colby. He enjoyed spending time fishing at their cabin on Lake Holcombe, hunting in Wisconsin and Montana, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. Arnold was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, American Legion, a long time fireman with the Colby Fire Department and was an active charter member of the Colby Lions Club receiving a Melvin Jones Fellow award.

Arnold is lovingly survived by his wife, Joyce of Colby; one son, Mark (Kathy) Rannow of Colby; two daughters, Barbara (Daniel) Olson of Eugene, Oregon and Bronwyn (Ken) Weber of West Bend. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Bret (Gina) Olson, Travis (Ruti Lamont) Olson, Jessica (fiancé Jens Griesshammer) Rannow, Jaime Rannow, Christie (Joseph) Degnitz and Ashley Weber. Great-grandchildren, twins Madilyn and Sophia Olson. One sister-in-law, Esther Rannow; brother-in-laws, Clifford Rosinski and Arthur Heglund; many nieces, nephews, an aunt and many cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard and Otto; a sister, Leona "Penny" Rosinski; mother-in-law, Rose Heglund; father-in-law, Arthur Heglund; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Heglund.

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in his name at a later date.

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. 


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