We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell
Rev. W. Arnold Ranta
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2004 for 76 year old Rev.
W. Arnold Ranta of Chester, IL who passed away Sunday, October 3, 2004 at
Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL.
Born July 13, 1928 in Poplar, Wisconsin, the son of John and Aurora (Aho)
Ranta. He married Dolores Myrick on November 25, 1950 in Superior, Wisconsin
and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, William A. Ranta, II of Lake Nebagamon,
WI, Pamela Grubman and Kristian Ranta both of Chester, IL. One brother,
David Ranta of San Diego, CA. Two grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.
Friends are calling after 4pm Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at the Welge
Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester, IL.
Funeral service for Rev. Arnold Ranta will be Wednesday, October 6, 2004
at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, IL with Rev. Mark Willig and Vicar
David Kern officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, IL.
Memorials to St. John Lutheran Church or to Christ Our Savior Lutheran