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Ralph Rankin4/25/2003
Ralph Rankin passed away on Friday, April 25, 2003, of kidney failure, at Griffin
Nursing Center. He was 72.

The body was cremated and no services are planned. He
lived all his life in Knoxville. He worked and later owned the Coast to Coast store
in Knoxville.

He was retired from Pella Corp. and the Iowa National Guard. He was
an avid sports fan, especially following the Yankees and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He enjoyed
helping with Babe Ruth years ago.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd
Jay Rankin, one sister, Katheryne Sims, and one brother, Ken Rankin of Fairbanks,
Alaska.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Joni Rankin; grandchildren,
Shawna, Austin & Kelsi; son, Bill of California; his mother, Maude Rankin; two brothers,
Dale (Dwight) Rankin of Fairbanks Alaska, William (Chick) and Linda Rankin of Knoxville
and nieces, Debbie Carruthers, Pam Pearson and Lisa Crisielski.