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J. Norman Ranck


J. Norman Ranck, 89, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. He was preceded in death by his wife Vera (Runk) Ranck.

Norman was born on September 4, 1927 in Ferguson Valley, Pa., the son of the late J. Emmert and Bernice (Crosson) Ranck.

He was a retired bank examiner out of Lancaster, and was a member of the Prince Edwin Masonic F.&A.M. Lodge 486 and Harrisburg Zembo Shrine.

He is survived by his son Gary N. (Polly) Ranck of Mt. Holly Springs; three daughters Darlene M. Ranck of Etters, Donna G. (John) Burkholder of Middletown and JoAnn M. (Horace) Brown of Cofield, N.C.; his brother Keith (Donna) Ranck of McVeytown; six grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Monday, July 17 in Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.

The Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main Street, Middletown, Pa. was entrusted with handling his arrangements.