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John Thomas Rankin II

Service Date: April 24, 2021
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: St. John Cemetery – Ft. Mitchell, KY
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
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John Thomas Rankin II, age 67, of Edgewood, KY passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

John was born in Covington, KY on August 9, 1953 to the late Dorothy Bell Rankin and John Thomas Rankin Sr.  John was a man of strong faith and a former member of First Christian Church in Covington and Independence Christian Church where he enjoyed playing the guitar in the Praise Band. He is preceded in death by brother, Donald Meyer and brother-in-law, Stan Goetz.  John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Janice Goetz Rankin, Daughters Jill (Mark) May, and Julia (Dalton) Long, Sisters Carol (Ernie) Ohlhauser, Debbie (Jeff) Shope, brother-in-law Ron (Gwen) Goetz, sister-in-law Sharon Goetz, nieces and nephews, Granddogs Indy and Miles and Grandcats Nigel and Millie.

John worked as a salesman/estimator for Independence Lumber most recently and various other building supply companies. He belonged to the Northern Kentucky Homebuilders Association serving on the Board of Directors.   John was also a very self-taught musician.  If he wasn’t listening to WEBN, he was listening to Christian Radio on 93.3.  He loved watching MASH and Big Bang Theory reruns.  John was a lover of Christmas, especially watching Hallmark Christmas movies.  He loved being with his family and participating in anything his girls were involved in, especially the Dixie Heights Marching Band.  He was always so proud of their accomplishments and the fact that they serve others in their careers.

The funeral service will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday, April 24 at Linnemann Funeral Home, 30 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018.  Visitation will be from 9:30AM-12:00PM prior to service. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery at a later date.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, attendees must wear a mask inside the funeral home and our capacity is 46 people at one time (there may be a wait to see the family), please be patient with us as we navigate those logistics.

Contributions may made be made to The Point Arc at 104 W. Pike Street Covington, KY 41011 or St. Elizabeth Cancer Center 1 Medical Village Dr. Edgewood, KY 41017. Online condolences to: www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com.

Saturday
24
April
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
ERLANGER, KY 41018
Saturday
24
April
12:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
ERLANGER, KY 41018

St. John Cemetery – Ft. Mitchell, KY

Address: 1 St. John Rd Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Thursday
1
January
12:00 am - 12:00 am

John Thomas Rankin II


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Jan & Family

I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Jan an Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May all the memories bring you peace.

Chris and Vonda Frank


prayers

so sorry for your loss and your family’s loss. love you gerry white


Jan and Family

Jan and Family,
May the fond memories sustain you and bring you comfort during this challenging time.
John found an angel in you Jan and he loved his girls . He was a cousin that always made us smile with his music and sense of humor. Aunt Lillian admired His love for music and going to church with her to play in the Praise band.
“May God Lift You Up on Eagle Wings and Hold in the Palm of His Hand”. Sending unconditional love, Sandy ,Tim and Matt Taylor


John Rankin

Jan and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring a smile to your heart. Linda Jackson


Jan and Family

Please know that my heart hurts for you, and I pray for peace and understanding that you KNOW he is watching over the girls and you even now. Luann Cummings


Rankin Family

Jan and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on John’s passing. Will keep your family in my prayers.

Lisa Robinson