Mr. J. Marvin Rankin

  • Born: June 16, 1928
  • Died: November 23, 2018
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

J. Marvin Rankin passed away in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday, November 23, 2018, surrounded by his children.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny.
A visitation will be held 9:30 to 12:00p.m., with a Masonic Rights service will be held at 11:30 on Thursday, November 29th prior to the service.

Marv was born June 16, 1928 in Delta, Iowa. He met the "best decision he ever made" Lorraine, while corresponding with his army buddies' cousin while he was serving during the Korean War. They were married October 10, 1953 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Marv was the Manager for John Deere Credit Union for over 35 years.

Marv loved playing cards, tending to his tomatoes, and Sunday night popcorn. He loved traveling in his motorhome and being active in the Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club for over 50 years. His greatest joys were his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marv was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine on July 18, 2018. He is survived by his five children; Pat (Mike) Sperry, Carol (Kirby) List, Jim (Terri) Rankin, Tom (Sandi) Rankin, and Jean (David) Walkup. Grandpa Marv will be forever remembered by his 12 grandchildren: Eric, Allison, Jordan, Mitchell, Nathan, Kyle, Ryan, Paige, Sam, Matthew, Holly, and Carly and four great-grandchildren: Neil, Harvey, Scarlett, Jackson and one great-granddaughter on the way. Marv is also survived by his brother Herb (Nadine) Rankin and Sister's Maxine Crane and Nancy (Laurel) VanderPol.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lutheran Church of Hope, Ankeny, Iowa.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers for the family at this time. God's blessings to all!

Posted by Dave & Karen Klinkefus - Ankeny, IA - Friend   November 28, 2018

Known Marv since I was 8 and delivered him his morning paper. Always tipped me with a silver dollar at Christmas. Enjoyed working with him when he ran the credit union and I had the Press Citizen...and then later when we both worked at Iowa Realty. He was one of the world's good guys.

Posted by ron sampson - ankeny, IA - Friend   November 28, 2018

I've never met Marv but, heard only good things about him. He raised
a super nice son named Jim. My heart goes out to you Jim.

Posted by Karen Wittenbaugh - Des Moines, IA - Family Friend   November 27, 2018

Sorry for your loss Carol, you and your family will be in my prayers.

Posted by Teresa Pauls - Wichita, KS   November 26, 2018

My first boss and a great guy to work for at the credit union. Prayers to his children, which he talked about often. God has His arms around each of you.

Posted by Caroline Lamberti - Richmond, TX - Coworker   November 25, 2018

Marv and I were classmates at the Capitol City Commercial College that was located in Des Moines, Iowa. We wee also both employed by the John Deere Des Moines Works. A truly great friend, husband and father.

Posted by GLEN ERICKSON - MESA, AZ   November 25, 2018