THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bruce E. Ranzinger
Issue Date: June 7, 2018
Bruce E. Ranzinger, 79, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at his home.
Born Jan. 7, 1939 in Watertown, Mn., to the late Edwin "Margie" and Ethel (Gongoll) Ranzinger, he attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1964.
He married the former Janet Siebenaler on June 13, 1964 in Shakopee, Mn. and taught Industrial Arts at Menominee High School for 18 years. He then taught Science at Menominee Middle School for another 18 years, retiring in 2000.
Along with fellow teachers, Mike Kangas and Dick Hanson, they created and operated 3T Construction for over 10 years. An avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, he also enjoyed bike riding, cross country skiing, boating, woodworking, building, reading, going to Packer games, traveling to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and the within the United States, but especially going to his camp which was his happy place. He liked to talk with anyone at any time, for any reason and also lent a helping hand with a task, errand or project, always with a smile.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Janet of Menominee; three children, Kristine Westley of Orlando, Fla., Dr. Mark (Lisa) Ranzinger of Charlotte, N.C. and Amy (Earle Fox) Dunn of Brighton, Mi.; six grandchildren; a sister, Joan (John) Markham of Hopkins, Mn.; two sisters-in-law, Karen (Jim) Swaningson and Peggy (Don) Hamilton; a brother-in-law, Tom (Linda) Siebenaler and many nieces; nephews and dear friends.
Visitation will take place at Anderson Kell Funeral Home in Menominee on Thursday, June 7 from 4 p.m. until time of the Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m., with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Resurrection Catholic Church on Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m. with Fr. McQuesten presiding. A memorial fund has been established in his memory.