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Joe Rankel

March 19, 1932 October 12, 2010
Joe Rankel
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Obituary for Joe Rankel

Joe Rankel, of Brighton, formerly of Westland, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010. He was 78 years old.

Joe is survived by Cathy, his beloved wife of 46 years; son, David (Dianne) Rankel; daughters, Elizabeth (Joe) Roche, Lisa Tubbert; grandchildren, Kimberly (John) Hawley, Erica (Kevin) Denton, Gregory (Sandy) Rankel, Robert Rankel, Stephen (Angie) Tubbert, Alexandra Roche; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Caroline (Gerald) Larson; brother, Norman (Carolyn) Simitz.

He was preceded in death by his son John Anthony Rankel (d.2003)

A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 600 E. Main St., Brighton, on Saturday, October 16th, 11 AM. Reverend James Vander Schuur to officiate. Family and friends may gather at 10 AM until time of service. Interment of ashes will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Brighton. Memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society or Animal Shelter in Joe�s name. For further information please call 810-229-2905.


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