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Dennis Rankin

November 16, 1947 — January 15, 2016


Dennis Dee Rankin, 68, died January 15, 2016 at his home. He was born November 16, 1947 in Sigourney to Russell and Doris Allene Olive Rankin. He attended school in Delta and graduated from Sigourney High School in 1965. Denny worked for Rock Island Railroad and was drafted into the Army January of 1968 and served to January 1970. On August 23, 1969 he married Mary Kathryn Jamieson in Albia and they later divorced. After the Army Denny returned to work at the railroad. In 1976 his father retired and he took over the business of Rankin Oil and later sold it to Farm Service. In 1988 he started working at Vermeer where he worked until his retirement in 2008. He was a former member of the American Legion in Delta. Denny helped place the flags at Garrett cemetery on Memorial Day and Veterans Day for many years. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan. Denny loved riding his Harley, going to his grandchildren's sporting events, fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, and playing cards with the guys.

Preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by daughters Karla (Travis LaGrange) Rankin of Marengo, Diana (Mark) Foster of Sigourney, and Stacie (Brett) Hammes of Sigourney. Five grandchildren Brandon Vermillion, Kayla Vermillion, Sean Sellers, Stacia Hammes, and Deven Foster. Two great-grandchildren London Vermillion and Greenlee Kitzman. One brother Michael Rankin of Sigourney.

Funeral Service-10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Holm Funeral Home.
Burial-Garrett Cemetery near Delta.
Visitation-4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the funeral home.

A Memorial Fund has been established.


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