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Keith Allen Ranck

Visitation:  Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., Glenwood Community Church, 56646 240th Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Celebration of Life:  Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 2:00 P.M., Glenwood Community Church, 56646 240th Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Keith Allen Ranck, 78 of Glenwood, Iowa formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa and O’Neill, Nebraska passed away February 11, 2021 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was born on July 14, 1942 in Shenandoah to Ursal Keith and Ruth Bernice (Norton) Ranck.

Keith was raised in Shenandoah where he graduated from high school in 1960.

Keith was united in marriage to Cheryl Ann Roberts on December 8, 1962 in Shenandoah. To this union two children were born, Scott Allen and Sheila Kristin. Keith had a long career as a meat cutter primarily for Safeway and later Bag ‘n Save. He attended C.N.A. training where he utilized his skills at Park Place in Glenwood. In earlier years Keith was active in the Odd Fellows. He was instrumental in being one of the founding members of Glenwood Community Church.

Keith enjoyed playing cards, horseshoes and cribbage, telling jokes, and appearing as Santa to family and friends. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing softball and basketball, and coached youth teams. Watching sports was a favorite pastime and he was an avid fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears, and Boston Celtics. He was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Preceding Keith in passing were his parents, and brothers-in-law Terry Roberts and Eldon Dailey. Survivors include his loving wife Cheryl; children Scott and wife Sonja of Baxter, Iowa; Sheila and husband Rich Hallstrom of Bellevue, Washington; grandchildren Kylie Newsom of Kansas City, Missouri and Emily Klages of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; and great-grandson’s Brody and Emmitt Klages; sister Charlotte New of Shenandoah; sister-in-law Pat and husband Richard Perkins; and brother-in-law Michael Roberts both of Shenandoah; brother-in-law Tim Byrom of Nebraska City, Nebraska; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

Interment at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Bloom Senior Center or Glenwood Community Church.

11 Condolences

  • jerry baldwin and sharon baldwin Posted February 14, 2021 7:34 am

    R I P Keith

  • Carolyn ‘Cally’ Boatwright Posted February 14, 2021 9:06 pm

    My sincere sympathies to the family. I know you will cherish the memories. RIP Keith.

  • Dan Fry Posted February 14, 2021 10:06 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. My condolences to Cheryl, Scott and Shelia and their extended families. We crossed paths when we lived in Plattsmouth and attended church together in Glenwood. Wonderful man who loved the Lord, his family and friends. It was an honor to have crossed paths in this journey we call life.

  • Mary (Perkins)and Paul Shedd Posted February 15, 2021 8:22 am

    Keith was a wonderfully friendly man, he fought a courageous battle may he rest in peace.

  • Rita+Kennedy Posted February 15, 2021 8:59 am

    So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Prayers and hugs to all the family.

  • Kerry England Posted February 15, 2021 10:45 am

    Cheryl and Family ~ May God comfort you for the loss of your dear Keith. Your tribute on Facebook was very touching. Cherish you memories of the wonderful times together.

  • Robert Woodfill Posted February 16, 2021 11:25 am

    I was sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. I pray for God’s comfort and strength as you grieve his passing. It seems like a long time ago, Cheryl, Shelia and Scott that we worshiped together but remember each of you and will be praying for God’s continued grace.

  • Betty Anne Miller (Boylan) Posted February 16, 2021 12:43 pm

    So sorry to hear of your passing. I am glad that I was one of your classmates in class of 1960..

  • George Zwickel Posted February 16, 2021 1:28 pm

    May you rest in peace Keith! We will miss you. The Mustang class of 60 will miss you. So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing, I will miss you. You were a great, kind and genuine friend!

  • Larry Danforth Posted February 18, 2021 5:51 pm

    I’m so sorry to have learned of Keith’s passing. Keith and I worked together many years ago, in the 1960s. Keith was a good, good man and I have many fond memories of him and the time we spent together.

  • Kari Williams Posted February 20, 2021 9:35 pm

    May you rest in peace my friend.

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