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Evans Carl Ranck

Evans Carl Ranck

Evans "Carl" Ranck

1952 ~ 2020
Evans Carl Ranck, age 68, passed away on March 25, 2020 in Murray, UT. Carl was born in Salt Lake City on March 25, 1952 to Alta Workman and Evans Howick Ranck.

He graduated from Skyline High School. With his family owning The Breeze Inn he spent many mealtimes there with family and friends. He worked for The State of Utah for many years where he dreaded the other drivers on the roads during snow plow season. He also worked for Kmart and Walmart before his health forced him to retire. He was a fan of wrestling (because it was know), Utah Jazz and College Football. He was loved by many for his kindness and sense of humor which he showed until the end. We are happy he is at peace and walking with both legs.

He is survived by his Sister-Verlie Robbins, Brothers- Bill (Linda) Nelson, Jack Nelson, Nieces and Nephews, Friends he made feel as family.
He was preceded in death by his Parents-Evans and Alta Ranck, Brother- Ron Nelson, Special Friend- Kathy Spencer.

A service will be held at a later time. If you would like to join us then for his Celebration of Life please email the family your contact information at Thank you to his many friends at Paramount Health and Rehab, Wasatch Dialysis and the compassionate care by the 8th floor staff at IMC Murray.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wiscombe Memorial.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Mar. 29, 20201952 ~ 2020


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04/01/20 09:59 AM #1    

Carl Roestenburg

Very sad to hear of Carl's passing.  Great neighborhood friend.  A little bit of a loner, but a huge heart and a good man.  My condolences to his family and his other many friends.

04/01/20 10:14 AM #2    

Steven Funk

I appreciate the news, but so sorry to learn about Carl’s passing.  Carl was a good friend to me and others growing up.  He was frequently found among friends with a large group of boys from surrounding neighborhoods where he was usually referred to simply as “Ranck”.  Some of my best memories of Carl were in high school when five of us went on a one-week hike in the Uintah wilderness with no adults.  We had as much fun planning and preparing for the adventure as going on it.  Following the hike, we spent another week together with our ward scout troop at Moon Lake.  Carl really enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.  Carl was kind and considerate and enjoyed hanging out with friends.  I lost touch with Carl after high school but remember him well as a kind and gentle good friend.

04/01/20 11:52 AM #3    

Rob Ence

Thank you to whomever posted about Carl. He was a big, quiet, gentle teddy bear of a man. I last saw him around the 40th reunion in 2010, paying him a visit at his residence in hopes we could encourage him to come be part of the event. He wasn't physically well and not too interested in social connections. Wished him well. And wish his family the best at this time.

04/01/20 12:02 PM #4    

Laird Severinsen

Early this past December I had a chance to visit with Carl.  We talked about growing up and fun times with neighborhood friends.  We shared fond memories of fishing trips, camping weekends, ward Scout trips, a high Uintah's hike, visits to the Breeze Inn, and many years of deer hunting together.  It was always fun if Carl was there and best of all he cooked great meals.  While expected, sad news today.  You will be missed my friend.  

04/01/20 12:47 PM #5    

Michael Lingwall (Lingwall)

I have many great memories of Carl with Scout Camps and neighborhood activities with our group of friends hanging out together. Just a couple of them here. Carl, Laird and I all got walkie talkies (for Christmas I think), and they had pretty limited range of connecting distance. We each lived on a separate street. So the three of us all built long wire antennas on the roof of our garage or our house and ran them into our bedrooms and connected them to the walkie talkies. We were able to talk most of the night while laying in bed. The other memory was Carl's mother was our Cub Den Leader. We built these beautiful (cigar box) jewelry case's for our mother's for Mother's Day. They were painted gold and had a gold silk pad lid with pearls. My mother loved that jewelry case. That was 60 years ago, I got it back when my mother passed away 19 years ago. Also I think I remember Carl being the equipment manager all year for our football team when they took State. Carl was a great friend!

04/03/20 06:07 PM #6    

Joe Morton

Carl was a great friend and we had a lot of fun and laughs together!  In our younger days, we played The Three Scooges.  Steve Funk was Larry, I was Moe and Carl was Curly.  He could do a great Curly impersonation!  His Mom was one of my Den Mothers.  I have so many fond memories of going to football games, driving around, swimming, playing pool, campouts, fishing and fun times around the camp fire with Carl.  Perhaps my best memory was our hike across the Uintahs from Mirror Lake to Moon Lake in 1969.  We left the day after they landed on the moon.  It was a great experience and one I'll always treasure with my friends.  Carl, thank you my friend for the memories.  May you rest in peace until we meet again, which we most surely will.

04/05/20 10:57 PM #7    

Leslie Eldredge

I remember Carl too. Super nice guy.  What I find cool here is that all you guys from the neighborhood took the time to share your thoughts and memories.  I remember y'all growing up and coud see your faces in my mind as I read through your times with Carl and I recal what good friends you were. Cheers, gentlemen!

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