Darold “Buck” Ranzenberger

Darold “Buck” D. Ranzenberger, 78, of Dorchester died peacefully from complications of pneumonia, surrounded by his family, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Eitzen, MN. Rev. Todd Krueger will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia, MN. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 and 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday, both at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Eitzen.
Buck was born January 1, 1936 in Caledonia, MN to Leonard, Sr., and Olga (Lund) Ranzenberger. September 24, 1955, Buck married Audrey Senn and they had five children, Cindy (Barry) Zenke, Larry (Janine), Ken (Jen), Terry (Nancy), and Penny (Jeff) Sweeney.
Buck worked many years at Farmer’s Livestock in Caledonia, MN as a livestock buyer. He also had his own farm near Eitzen, MN, where he raised many cattle and made many friends buying and selling livestock. Buck also enjoyed having breakfast at the Redwood Café in Caledonia, playing cards, hunting and fishing up North with the boys and friends, and being very involved with his church, 4-H Livestock Program, and the Houston County Cattlemen’s Association.
In addition to his wife and children, Buck is survived by 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Merzenich; one brother, Leonard, Jr., (Joyce); one sister-in-law, Ardyce (Bob) Esch; and three aunts.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Dale) Besse and Marion (John) Stallings; one brother-in-law, Dew Drop Merzenich; and his special friend, Rodney Meiners.
Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory (Caledonia Chapel) is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.jandtfredrickson.com.