Vonada A. “Junior” Ranck, 92, of New Columbia entered into rest at 1:50 am on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.
He was born on September 08, 1926 in New Columbia, a son of the late Vonada and Idella (Adams) Ranck. On May 26, 1951 in Ravensburg, PA, he married the former Mary Elizabeth Webb, who passed away on January 12, 2003.
He was a US Navy Veteran having served during the Second World War from Sept. 15, 1944 until his honorable discharge on June 20, 1946.
Junior worked as a welder for Shippers Car Line a division of ACF, Milton. He also worked as a gunsmith from his home.
He was a member of New Columbia God’s Missionary Church.
Junior was a friendly man that liked to make people smile. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and guns.
Surviving are one son, Vonada “Bud” Webb Ranck of Watsontown, one daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Lance Pardoe of New Columbia, five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a half brother, John Ranck of White Deer.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Ranck, Norman Ranck, Jack Ranck, and Jay Ranck.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 15 at 11:00 Am at the New Columbia God's Missionary Church, 852 Ridge Road, New Columbia, with Rev. Brian Spangler, officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be in the White Deer Baptist Church Cemetery, Allenwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Junior`s memory may be sent to New Columbia God's Missionary Church, PO Box 173, West Milton, PA 17886 or Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.