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Martin Ranft

d. October 26, 2017

Martin "Lu" Ranft, age 82, of Columbus, was called Home on October 26, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Myrtle Ranft, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Kuepfer, sister-in-law, Dorli Bingmer, and brother-in-law, Butch Kuepfer. Survived by wife of 63 years, Carla (Kuepfer) Ranft; children, Debbie (Chip) Jackson, Marty (Kathy) Ranft, Amy (Mike) Skaggs, Rob (Kim) Ranft, Michael (Crystal) Ranft, and Andy (Lisa) Ranft; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Neb) Ranft; many nieces and nephews. sister-in-law Diana Martin. Family will receive friends Monday, October 30, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., where service will be held Tuesdsay, October 31, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Dan Hamilton officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229. To sign and view Lu's online guest book please visit

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