Richard Rankin

Obituary of Richard Mark Rankin

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Richard M. Rankin age 72, of Madelia, Minnesota died on August 10, 2022, at Madelia Health - Hospital in Madelia, Minnesota.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel.

Service will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Madelia, on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm.

The clergy will be Fr. Timothy Hall. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery, in Madelia, Minnesota.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home - Pilgrim Chapel, Madelia, Minnesota. 

Richard Mark Rankin was born March 3rd, 1950 in Madelia, MN to Francis and Llona (Biisser) Rankin

He attended Mater Dolorosa school through eighth grade and graduated from Madelia High School in 1968.

Richard enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1969-1973 and was a Vietnam Veteran.

He was united in marriage to Susan McCabe on March 19th, 1977 in St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Much of his employment was spent doing road construction but the last 17 years he was employed at M.I.C.O. as a machinist until his retirement in 2015.

Richard enjoyed karaoke, gardening, spending time with his family, reading westerns, action adventure and military books. He took pride in his time as a lectore and usher at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madelia and will be remembered for his faith and dedication to the church as well as his mighty voice. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion and was a commander at the VFW for a time.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Susan; children Mark, James, Luke (Brandi), Jordan, Rebecca (Andrew) Russo; grandchildren Lana, Marla, and Ellis Rankin, Salvatore, Francis, Josephina, and Guinevere Russo; siblings Leone Jensvold, Duane (Donna) Rankin, Darwin (Peggy) Rankin, Howard (Bev) McCabe, Harriet (Richard) Schulte, Charles McCabe, Kevin (Jeanne) McCabe, John (Ginny) McCabe, Raeann (McCabe) Marthaler, along with many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Francis and Llona Rankin; sister Ann Anton, Myron and Avis McCabe and James McCabe.


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Visitation 1

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel
303 E. Main St.
Madelia, Minnesota, United States

Service Information

2:00 pm
Thursday, August 18, 2022
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Madelia
223 1st St. NE
Madelia, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Calvary Cemetery, Madelia
East, Co. Hwy 3
Madelia, Minnesota, United States

Military Rites

Militay Honors will be provided by Madelia Area Veterans Honor Guard at Calvary Cemetery.


The family of Richard would like to invite you to join them for refreshments and a time of fellowship at St. Mary's school cafeteria after burial.
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