Graham Rankin, 87, of Warsaw, passed away at 2:35 p.m. March 5, 2019, in Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1931, in Muskegon, Mich., to Frank W. and Ruth G. Graham. On April 26, 1952, in Ann Arbor, Mich., he was united in marriage to Dorothy “Dottie” Sutch, who preceded him May 19, 2018.

A resident of Warsaw since 1973, he was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and was also a member of the Elks Lodge of Warsaw.

He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force.

He retired in 1991 from Warsaw Chemical, where he worked in sales and marketing.

He survived by his children: Robert (and spouse Mely) Rankin of Clarkston, Mich.; Richard (and spouse Barbara) Rankin of Portland, Ore.; Leslie (and spouse Steven) Hepler of Warsaw; Chris (and spouse Julie) Rankin of Warsaw; and William Rankin of Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by his twin brother, Robert Rankin of Spring Lake, Mich.; along with nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, March 16, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with a visitation two hours prior, from 10 a.m. until noon. Chaplain John Schrock will officiate the service.

Interment will be private.


Memorials to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 424 W. Market St, Warsaw, IN 45680; or Harbor Light Hospice, 1820 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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