Thursday, January 03, 2008

Obituary: James C. Ranzen - Class of 1968

MADISON - James C. Ranzen, age 57, of Madison, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, as a result of a house fire. He was born on Aug. 7, 1950, in Madison, the beloved son of Sven E. and Betty (Goodkind) Ranzen. Survivors include his mother, Betty; a brother, Sven Eric "Butch" (Jeanine) Ranzen Jr.; and nieces, Kelly, Brenna and Amy Ranzen. He was preceded in death by his father. A memorial service will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at noon. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of the service. The Rev. Mary Pharmer will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 3, 2008

Note: James Ranzen's class year is based on information in the 1967 Tychoberahn, where he is listed as a junior.

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