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“I will miss traveling with you to and from (Walkup) wedding showers and future baby showers. Thanks for adopting Rick and me and letting us attend...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sherri Simmer - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry to hear about your loss. We are very glad to have met Lorraine. The first time we met her was in our driveway while we all shared a picnic...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Christine and Scott Lichte - MO

“Mr. Rankin, Carol, Jim and the rest of your families - you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. From the Zubradt family. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Tom, I saw your mother's obituary in this morning's Des Moines Register. Ray and I extend our condolences to you and your family. Please know that...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dee Maddy - Urbandale, IA

“SORRY ABOUT LORRAINE WE WERE GOOD FRIENDS WITH HER AND MARV THRU HOLIDAY RAMBLER OWNERS CLUB. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL NURSE AND ...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: DICK DELORES FINCH - JEFFERSON, IA

“Our sincere sympathy to you Marv and Family. Lorraine was a wonderful friend, so happy we were able to share our US Winters with her. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Harvey Carole Maxwell - Friend

“To the Rankin Family-- I'm sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Loraine's. I know she will be missed. ”
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8 of 9 | Posted by: GLEN ERICKSON - MESA, AZ

“May the Lord be with Lorraine Rankin and family. I did not know her well but if she was anything like Jean she was a wonderful person. Her family...Read More »
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On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Lorraine Rankin passed away at home with her family by her side. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 21 at Lutheran Church of Hope at their Ankeny Campus (520 NW 36th St). A Visitation will take place from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., also on Saturday at the church.
Lorraine was born on October 9, 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated in 1953 from Hamlin University in St. Paul, MN, with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Lorraine's greatest impact on the nursing profession was her involvement as faculty at Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, 1975-1994. She met Marvin through her cousin by corresponding while he served in the US Army during the Korean War. They were married October 10, 1953 in St. Paul, MN. Lorraine loved sewing, gardening, travelling in the RV, being active in the Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club, and playing her accordion. Her greatest joy were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, J. Marvin. Her children Pat (Mike) Sperry, Carol (Kirby) List, Jim (Terri) Rankin, Tom (Sandi) Rankin, and Jean (David) Walkup. Lorraine will be forever remembered by her 12 grandchildren, Eric, Allison, Jordan, Mitchell, Nathan, Kyle, Ryan, Paige, Sam, Matthew, Holly, and Carly and three great grandchildren, Neil, Harvey, and Scarlett, and 2 great grandchildren on the way.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the John Stoddard Cancer Center, Des Moines, IA.