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David RankinDavid A. Rankin, 74 years old, of Grafton, Ohio passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at University Hospital's main campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Rankin was born on November 11, 1942 in Elyria and lived in Grafton moving from Elyria in 1972. He was self- employed as a plastic injection mold maker at Grafton Mold and Die. A member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton, he enjoyed fishing, Nascar racing, and family time, especially with his ten grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara (nee Noster); his children, David Rankin, Jr. (Marianne) of Grafton, Darren Rankin (Denyse) of Wellington, and Jill Yates (Kevin) of Grafton; his grandchildren, Rachele, David III, Darren, Jr., Emma, Kierstyn, Mallory, Chaz, Parker, Gabby, and Kat. A nephew, Rich Rankin (Charlene) also survives. He was preceded in death by two sisters, June Franey and Jeannine Huttinger; one brother, Wes Rankin; and his parents, Harry and Hilda (nee Yungklaus) Rankin.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 4-8 P.M. Closing prayers will be in the funeral home on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:15 A.M. followed by a 10:00 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 708 Erie Street, Grafton, Ohio with the Reverend Father John Seabold, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Grafton, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are requested to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 708 Erie St., Grafton, Ohio 44044.

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Alan Cordy
sent Saturday, 15 April 2017 15:10
It is with a heavy heart and sad tears to receive the news of Dave's passing. Many years ago I worked as his apprentice. It was a privilege to serve him. He was a good man. My deepest sympathy to his family. May the Good Lord Bless him and keep him.
Margaret Lance Cheney
sent Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:23
My deepest sympathies to David's family. I had not seen David in years but always had fond memories of him. His family lived next door to my family when we were in grade school. Had many fun times in the neighborhood. So sorry to know he was the last of his own family as well.
Ken & Rita Englebry
sent Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:43
Dear Barb, Darren and Denyse and family, So sorry to hear of Dave's, your Dads, passing. Had no idea Dave was gravely I'll. Please accept our sincere sympathy a during these difficult times.
Rob and Chris Franey
sent Tuesday, 04 April 2017 03:47
Very sorry for your loss--saying prayers for your comfort. May he rest in peace.
Sylvia and Allen
sent Monday, 03 April 2017 11:50
Dear Barb, Davey, Darren and Jill. We were shocked and saddened by Dave's sudden passing. Had no idea he was sick. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Tried calling several times with no success. Losing your husband, Dad, and grandpa are tough. I know your strength and faith will get you through. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Sylvia and Allen
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