John R. Ranbarger
John R. Ranbarger, 68, of Austin, Minn., passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society-Comforcare in Austin.
John Russell Ranbarger was born
Feb. 28, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio, to
John W. and Patricia (Roller) Ranbarger.
He grew up in Columbus and graduated from Northland High School, Ohio State University and later Concordia Seminary
in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was a teacher and a pastor working
in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Virginia. He retired after teaching at Galileo Magnet High School in Danville, Va.
John was extremely proud of his four children. He liked to tell people that his daughter followed his footsteps into teaching and his three sons all served in the United States Marine Corps, something he wasn't able to do due to a lifelong illness. He was interested in planes, flying, and the military, and was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Those left to cherish John's memory are his wife, Diane Ranbarger of Austin, Minn.; his father, John W. Ranbarger of Columbus, Ohio; children, Anne (Michael) DaLuga of Waukee, Iowa, John David (Meagan) Ranbarger of O'Fallon, Ill., Mark (Anna) Ranbarger of Center Point, Iowa, and Matthew (Amy) Ranbarger of Indianapolis, Ind.; stepdaughter, Stephanie (Scott) Duckert of St. Ansgar, Iowa; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; sister, Janet (Jim) Huber of Columbus, Ind.; and brother, Tom Ranbarger of Columbus, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ranbarger, and his stepdaughter, Kristin Ebert.
Graveside services will be held at Mayflower Cemetery in Oxford Junction, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Keith Larsen officiating.
Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.