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Leonard A. Ranz, 61, of Lincoln, died
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at 3:30 p.m. at his home.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln,
with Bill Steger of Oak Park Baptist Church in
Berwyn officiating. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the service.
Burial will be in New Union
Mr. Ranz worked for the Ford Motor Co. in Chicago
Heights for 37 years.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to
He was born Jan. 21, 1948, in Kankakee to Robert
and Adaline Thackerey Ranz. He married Jeanne Ranney
on April 4, 1969, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one son,
Jay Ranz (and Jennifer Czajka) of Chicago; one
sister, Jill Carlson of Oswego; two granddaughters,
Abigail and Mabel Czajka of Chicago; one nephew,
Jeremy Carlson of Peoria; and one niece, Lyndsay
Carlson of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Momence for 27 years and served as a deacon and
Sunday school superintendent. While living in
Lincoln he had been attending Jefferson Street
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
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