LeRoy "Roy" Rank
Funeral services for LeRoy "Roy" Rank, 89, of Kimball, SD were held Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the United Church of Christ in Chamberlain with burial in the Vega Cemetery at Kimball. LeRoy Ben " Roy" Rank was born September 23, 1929 to Harry and Ada (Crist) Rank in Butte County, SD. His family moved several times during his childhood so he attended various schools in South Dakota. Roy served in the U.S. Marines. On June 1, 1956, Roy was united in marriage to Elizabeth "Betty" DuVall at Chamberlain. They began their married life in Brule County and later moved to the Rank Farm in Buffalo County. Three children were born to this union: Ralph, Susan, and Janice. Roy farmed on the Rank Family Farm and also ran Rank's Repair Shop which he continued to do until he was 70 years young. He farmed and ran cattle until the time of his death. On August 22, 2009, Roy was united in marriage to Phyllis Schwan and they made their home on the Rank Farm. Roy passed away on December 24, 2018 at home at the age of 89 years. Gratefully sharing his life are his wife Phyllis of Kimball, SD; three children Ralph (Kris) Rank of Kimball, SD, Susan (Ross) Tucker of Cheyenne, WY, and Janice (Terry) Von Eye of Miller, SD; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a sister Melvina Segar of Cedar Rapids, IA; and two sistersin- law Nancy Rank in Port Orchard, WA and Elnita Rank in Fort Thompson, SD. Preceding him in death were his first wife Betty in 2006; grandson Ben in 2000; granddaughter Jolene in 1989; six brothers Charles (Helen), Harold (Sophie), Ernie (Helen), Vern (Dora), Melvin, and John; three sisters Florence (Keith) Wood, Grace (Ralph) Foltz, and Sylvia (Harold) Huber; brother-in-law Gerald Segar and his parents.