Obituaries

Parke H. Ranck, 83

Parke H. Ranck, 83, of Paradise Township, died peacefully at home and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

He was the husband of Emma (Hostetter) Ranck, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage in March.

Parke was a dedicated dairy farmer for over 36 years; after which, he hauled cattle and
operated an Amish taxi service. He enjoyed years of maintaining the Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery and serving as church custodian.

He was a faithful member of Strasburg Mennonite Church, where he served as trustee. He enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, gardening, fishing and playing Rook. Parke was devoted to his family.

Born in Paradise Township, he was the son of the late Harry H, Sr. and Anna (Harnish) Ranck. Parke is also survived by his children, Patricia married to Raleigh Rhodes, Peggy married to Michael Nolt; Parke, Jr. married to Sheila (Nolt), Pamela married to Leslie Nolt and Petrina married to Paul Westfall; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and his sibling, Ethel Miller of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by a sister Helen (Ranck) Lehman, and a brother Harry H. Ranck, Jr.

The Funeral Service is at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Strasburg Mennonite Church with Pastor John D. Meck officiating. The family will greet friends from 9:00 – 10:45 AM. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page


Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 70 years.

Our five funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info