OBITUARY

Ranke, Jean

Orangeburg, NY

Orangeburg – Jean Martha Ranke, 93, of Orangeburg, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 6, 2021. Beloved wife of William Ranke, married for 72 years. Devoted mother to Carole (Frank), Janet, and William Jr. (Sheryl). Cherished grandmother to Kristen (Josh), Christopher (Nicole), Nancy (Joe), Michael (Mara), Daniel, and Susan (Ryan). Treasured great-grandmother to Joey, Leo, Jack, Christopher, Collin, Brandon, Lyla, and Agnes.

Jean was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and moved to Orangeburg, NY in 1961 to raise her young family. She was dedicated to being a loving wife and mother to her husband and three children throughout her life. Jean also appreciated and valued her many close, life-long friendships that she was so thankful and appreciative of. Her grandchildren will remember her so vividly and fondly, and are beyond thankful to have had so many wonderful years spent with her. The memories of family trips to Long Beach Island, Labor Day parties in the back yard, and holidays spent together are simply unforgettable. Jean will always be remembered by family and friends for her kind and welcoming presence, her smile & laugh that would light up any room, and her unconditional love that seemed to know no bounds. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of Jean’s life. The legacy of her spirit and zest for life will live on through them.

There will be a small private mass and burial for the family on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice of New Jersey, a member of the Community Hospices of America Foundation, at the following web address - https://www.hospiceofnewjersey.com/make_a_donation.php.