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NEW HOLLAND -- Robert Lee Rankin, 69,
of New Holland, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at 4:25 a.m. at St.
John's Hospital in Springfield.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Middletown Presbyterian
Church, with Allan Dean officiating.
Burial will be in Lucas Chapel Cemetery, rural
Mr. Rankin worked at Cross Brothers as
parts coordinator and was a mechanic for 47 years.
He was born Aug. 17, 1941, in Logan County. His
parents were Offie A. and Esther Ritchart Rankin. He
married Bonnie Dye on Oct. 7, 1962, at the
Middletown Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, of New Holland; one
son, Robert Lee (and Jo) Rankin II of Columbia, Mo.;
one daughter, Rebecca Lynn (and Rick) Kidd of
Williamsville; two brothers, Richard (and Janell)
Rankin of Rocheport, Mo., and Elmer (and Mardell)
Rankin of Petersburg; three sisters, Esther Boward
of Middletown, Mary Hildebrandt of Lincoln and
Frances (and Donald) Banister of Springfield; and
five grandchildren, Stephanie Kidd, Katlyn Rankin,
Kristopher "Buddy" Rankin III, Katryna Rankin and
He was preceded in death by his parents; four
brothers, Offie "Jim," Kenneth, Harold and John
Rankin; and two sisters, Patricia and Margaret
He was a member of the Lincoln Antique Tractor and
Engine Club Association, Illinois Limousin
Association, and a school board member for New
Holland-Middletown for 12 years.
Memorials may be made to the Logan County 4-H
Foundation or to the family.
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