Obit: Rankl, Ethel (1909 - 1999)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Rankl, Everhard, Scheibe, Ludwig, Lessica

---Source - Helen Johnson's Scrapbook

Ethel Rankl E. (24 Aug 1909 - 7 Jul 1999)

Ethel Elsie Rankl, 89, Abbotsford, died on Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at her residence in the Town of Holton.

A memorial service was held at the Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester on Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Robert Everhard officiating. Inurnment was in the Dorchester Memorial North Cemetery.

The former Ethel Scheibe was born on August 24, 1909, in the town of Holton, the daughter of Henry and Emma (Ludwig) Scheibe. She attended the former Pickard Grade School and the MacCarmac School of Commerce in Chicago. She later was employed as a secretary for a Chicago firm. Ethel and Clarence Rankl were united in marriage on July 6, 1931, in Woodman, Wis.

Clarence and Ethel had always been active in the community. Ethel was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School for 25 years. She was a devoted member of the Ladies Guild and the Sunburst Homes Ladies Auxiliary. She served on the Town of Holton Health Commission as chairperson and with the Home Extension State Health Commission. Ethel was a charter member of the Marathon County Commission on Aging and served for 15 years. She was a member of the Town of Holton Homemakers and enjoyed quilting, crafts and was an avid gardener.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 68 years, Clarence Rankl of Abbotsford; three sons, Jerome (Arlene) Rankl of Abbotsford, James (Cindy) Rankl of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Guy (Catherine) Rankl of Abbotsford; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters and four brothers.



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