Thomas W. Ranck

June 25, 1935 - April 4, 2021
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Thomas W. Ranck, 85, formerly of Berkshire Heights, passed away April 4, 2021 at 3:50 PM in the Mifflin Center where he was guest since March 28th. He was previously a patient at the Reading Hospital form March 15th -28th.

He was the loving husband of Hazel N. (Ripka) Ranck. They were married 63 years on March 25th. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Walter E. & Helen M. (Kleffel) Ranck.

He worked in HVAC for the former D.J. Witman, Muhlenberg Twp., retiring in 1999 and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a 1953 graduate of Shillington High School, their last graduating class before it became Governor Mifflin. Thomas enjoyed his beer and pretzels but getting together with his family was always his priority.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 3 daughters – Lisa K. wife of Michael N. Condos, Sinking Spring, Michelle D. wife of John G. Franklin, Muhlenberg Twp., Kelly L. wife of David B. Spangler, Mohrsville, his grandchildren – Nichole wife of Matthew Baker, Laura wife of Philip Snyder, Megan Franklin, Ian Spangler and Erin Spangler. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son – Jeffrey T. Ranck (Sept. 30, 2014) and his siblings – Grace Craley, Harold Ranck and Janet Paulette.

Funeral services from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Viewing Thursday from 10-11 AM. Interment in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Twp. In lieu of flowers, please remember Thomas by making contributions to The Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 250, Phila, PA 19106.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Funeral Service will be officiated by Rev. Elmer B. Reinhold, Jr.

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Berks County Memorial Gardens


201 Evansville Road
Fleetwood, PA 19522

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Donation Information

Alzheimer's Association

Delaware Valley Chapter
399 Market Street - Suite 250
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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Born: June 25, 1935
Died: April 4, 2021

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Pastor Robert Argot posted on 4/7/21

May the hope of the Easter resurrection help you bear the grief you are now dealing with. Thomas and Hazel have been faithful givers at Holy Spirit Lutheran in Reading. Hazel, may you and your family support each others as you receive the support of our loving God.