Obituaries

Thomas Kent Ranft Sr.

March 5, 1937 - March 17, 2021

Thomas Kent Ranft, Sr., 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center.  Thomas was born March 5, 1937, in St. Louis, MO the son of Virgil and Mildred (nee Schaefer) Ranft.  He is united in marriage to Nancy McDonald.

He is survived by his wife Nancy; two stepchildren, and two step-grandchildren; as well as, his former wife Kathy (nee Cullen), their seven children, twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister. 

Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main Street Batavia, IL.  A private interment and military honors will be held in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. 

In Tom’s memory memorial contributions may be directed to Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main Street Batavia, IL 60510. 

Guest Book

  • Henry And Barbara Casey Rest in peace, Tom. You will be missed.
  • Robert A Smith I am very sad to hear of Tom Ranft's passing, yet I feel blessed that I had the great opportunity to have known him during his lifetime. He originally hred me to work in the Central Region of the USPS in 1975, and I can unequivocally say that he was, hands down, the best leader that I ever worked for. In his conversations with both myself and others, he always kept the conversations very respectful before he made decisions,, and never abused his authority to override the recommendations of oneone who reported to him. Throughout the 5+ years when I worked at the Central Region in Chicago, and later, at the Great Lakes Area Office in Carol Stream, he gave everyone who worked for him a true sense of connection through his sense of compassion, his sense of professionalism. and his great sense of humor. God bless you, Tom.