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Donald E. Rankins

September 5, 1935 June 1, 2017
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Donald Edward Rankins, age 81, of Oakland, IL, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 at his home.

Donald was born September 5, 1935 in Oakland, IL Bruce and Vernie (Dalzell) Rankins. He worked for Crop Production Services, and also owned and operated a variety of small businesses through the years. He was a member of the Oakland United Methodist Church, the Oakland Masonic Lodge No. 219, the Ansar Temple of Springfield, and the Charleston Moose Lodge. He also enjoyed traveling and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife: Vickie Rankins; three children: Jon Rankins (Sarah- Marie Land) of St. Louis, MO, Lisa Hugg (David Duchow) of Charleston, IL, and Mike (Tammy) Hugg of Brocton, IL; a brother: Harold (Jeanne) Rankins of Oakland, IL; a sister: Shirley Apple; eleven grandchildren: Kayla Metcalf, Leah Hugg, Chad (Mindy) Rankins, Tiffany Rankins, Myles Rankins, Morgan Rankins, Ashlee Rankins, John McBrayer, Tamera Rankins, Donnie Rankins and Cherie Rankins and seven great-grandchildren: Taylor, Makayla, Emma, Madeline, Eric, Riley and Charlee. He was preceded in death by three sons: Randy Rankins, Brian Rankins, and Donny Rankins; two brothers: Bruce and Bob and three sisters: Alberta, Mary Jane and Betty.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland, with masonic rites to follow. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the East Oakland Township Park district for the benefit of the Oakland Pool.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Jun

5:00 PM 6/6/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/6/2017 7:00:00 PM
Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Funeral Services

Wednesday

7

Jun

11:00 AM 6/7/2017 11:00:00 AM
Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, IL Final Resting Place

N Cemetery Road
Oakland, IL 61943

N Cemetery Road Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Oakland Pool

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