James W. Rank

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James William Rank, 85, of Smithton, IL, born February 16, 1932, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, Belleville, IL.

James was member of the Teamsters Local # 50. He was a truck driver for Rank Lumber and Hardware, O’Neil Lumber Co., and Mechanics Planning Mill. James was a United States Army veteran.  He enjoyed road trips, playing slot machines, and hunting.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Smithton, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Loretta, nee May, Rank; a sister, Loretta Gregorich; brothers-in-law, Carl Gregorich, Donald Hall, Charles Nager, Robert Brinker; and a nephew, Christopher Gregorich.

Surviving are his wife, June M., nee Nager, Rank;
three daughters, Linn M. (George) Lebonick, Judith P. (Mark) Greenfield, and Mary K. (Steven) Downen;
six grandchildren, Andrew (Jennifer) Greenfield, Jorin Lebonick (Fiancée Cara Moore),  Lindy (Paul) McGuire, Nicholas (Lindsey) Greenfield, and Erin (Michael) Schnieder;
seven great-grandchildren; Logan, Ruth, Eleanor, Colton, Lucille, and Charles Greenfield, and Juniper McGuire;
a sister, M. Patricia Hall;
a sister-in-law, Nancy J. Brinker;
and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL.

Funeral: A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, with Reverend Nicholas Greenfield officiating.

Burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



2 Comments on James W. Rank

Charlie Zarek said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2017 at 12:14 AM

Thanks for the fond memories, and some not so fond, racing at Alton Dragway. Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end...

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sandy Gregorich said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2017 at 1:14 AM

My prayers are with you all

  • Wilmington
  • Il

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