Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Paul J. Ranly, 91, Minster, died Jan. 30, 2012, in St. Marys.
He was born April 14, 1920, in Cassella, to Peter and Sophia Speck Ranly. On April 15, 1944, he married Erma Mary Obringer, who died Dec. 12, 1980. On Jan. 7, 1984, he married Marie F. Post Koesters, who survives in St. Henry.
Also surviving are 11 children, Daniel (Peggy) Ranly, Minster, Alice (Lloyd) Duncan, Greenfield, Ind., Dorothy Lesher, Englewood, Gerald (Nancy) Ranly, Minster, Marie Eakle, Kettering, James (Mary) Ranly, Minster, Dale (Jeanette) Ranly, Minster, Nicholas (Karen) Ranly, Minster, Marvin (Carol) Ranly, Minster, Gene Ranly, Lebanon, and Kevin (Debora) Ranly, Fort Loramie; 13 stepchildren, Jean (Elmer) Mueller, Yorkshire, Joan (Gerald "Hap") Brunswick, Anna, Charlene (Lou) Grieshop, Fort Recovery, Kathy (Roger) Broerman, Fort Recovery, Becky (David) Rammel, Fort Recovery, Judy (Jack) Gaerke, Fort Recovery, Mary (Matt) Cahill, St. Henry, Jim (Pat) Koesters, Springboro, Bill (Kathy) Koesters, Carthagena, Michael (Jane) Koesters, London, Nick (Darlene) Koesters, St. Henry, Steven (Joyce) Koesters, St. Henry, and Frank (Diana) Koesters, St. Henry; siblings, Lucille Droesch, Chickasaw, Orville (Alma) Ranly, Philothea, Ella Mae (Ralph) Liette, Chickasaw, and Donald (Eva) Ranly, Kansas City, Mo.; 28 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 46 stepgrandchildren; 97 stepgreat-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Lester; a son-in-law, Gary Eakle; one stepgrandchild; and three stepgreat-great grandchildren; siblings and spouses, Alvina and Walter Klosterman, Norbert and Ethel Ranly, Victor Ranly, Hilda and Florus Obringer, Walter Ranly, Arthur Ranly, Rita and Raymond Flaute, the Rev. Ernest Ranly, Mary Ellen Ranly, Joseph Ranly and Bernard Droesch.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and an honorary member of the men's choir after 46 years service. He was a member of Minster Knights of Columbus, Minster Eagles, Minster VFW, Maria Stein American Legion, Maria Stein Knights of St. John, Minster Athletic and Academic Boosters, Lake Loramie Improvement Association, Naim of the North and Catholic Knights of America,, Cassella.
He was founder of Ranly Cabinets working from 1956 to 1982.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors to be conducted by the Minster Firing Squad.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 until 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorials may be made to Lake Loramie Improvement Association.
Condolences may be made at hogenkampfh.com.