Thursday, July 9, 2020



August 28, 1940—January 18, 2016

   SPARTA - Leland “Pat” E. Rank Jr., 75, of Sparta, WI, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2016, at Tomah Memorial Hospital.

   He was born on August 28, 1940, to Leland and Lilyes Rank. He married Dorothy Proudfoot on September 27, 1980, at the Dresbach Methodist Church in Dresbach, MN.

   Pat worked at Clean Towel Industries in La Crosse and later moved to Michigan and worked at McClough Steel. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening, and cutting the lawn with his riding mower. Pat loved his dog, Corky, and would spoil her rotten.

   Pat is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Patrick (Patricia) Rank of Tennessee, William (Dianne) Rank of North Carolina, Jim Rank of North Carolina; daughter, Kimberly Rank of North Carolina; step son, Kevin (Cindy) Proudfoot of Michigan; sister, Lana Williams of Minnesota; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Lowell Rank.

   According to Pat's wishes, no funeral services will be held. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

   Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

Coulee Region

Cremation Grou

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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