He lived in Rock Springs, WY until he retired to St. George, UT about 10 years ago. He graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1959 and attended Western Wyoming College. He served in the U.S. Army. He was self employed and owned Hi-Rocky Supply for 20+ years. He was a lifetime member of The Elks Lodge. He was a loving father, husband, grandpa and friend to all.
He is survived by his wife Jean of St. George, UT; daughter, Mishelle Singleton and husband Cary of Kuna, ID; son, Kevin Ranta of Rock Springs, WY; daughter Natalie Putnam and husband Jason of St. George, UT; four grandchildren, Brad Gardner, Todd Gardner, Kyle Singleton, Kaylee Putnam and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Vera Ranta, sister Sharon Boschetto, brother Duane Ranta, nephew Gerry Boschetto, father-in-law John Argenta, sister-in-law Ann Argenta Young, and brother-in-law Don Osse.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church, 225 2nd Street, Rock Springs, WY.