Private family service to be held at a later date.
Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader,
URBANA - Norma Louise Rankin, 88, of Urbana passed
away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Amber Glen
Care Center in Urbana.
Mrs. Rankin was born on March 2, 1929 in Lincoln,
the youngest of three children of Elmer and Alma
Gehlbach. She married Harold Eugene (Gene) Rankin.
He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Rankin is survived by her son, John (Sandra)
Rankin of Danbury, CT; a daughter, Nancy (Lawrence)
Jeckel of Champaign; two grandsons, Benjamin (Laura)
Jeckel of Libertyville and Christopher Jeckel of
Seattle, WA; three great-grandsons, Tate Jeckel,
Owen Jeckel, and Aidan Bauer.
Mrs. Rankin was also preceded in death by her
parents; her brother and sister, Vernon Gehlbach and
Doris Howell; and a grandson, John A. Rankin.
Mrs. Rankin was a graduate of Lincoln Community High
School and the St. Luke’s School of Nursing in
Chicago. She was a longtime resident of
A Private Family service will be held at a later
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