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Harry Arthur RanumAge: 50 years19111962

Name
Harry Arthur Ranum
Given names
Harry Arthur
Surname
Ranum
Birth December 31, 191111:00 32 26
Birth of a brotherStanley K. Ranum
July 31, 1914 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherKnud Nilsen Ranum
December 7, 1918 (Age 6 years)
Shared note: Family legend has his death related to the Spanish Influenza epidemic.
Death of a maternal grandmotherHannah Nordhagen
March 11, 1920 (Age 8 years)
Cause: Apoplexy (paralysis from stroke)
Census April 23, 1930 (Age 18 years) Age: 18
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndreas Opseth
August 3, 1931 (Age 19 years)
Residence 1935 (Age 23 years)
Residence
Age: 28 Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Son
April 1, 1940 (Age 28 years)
Residence December 25, 1941 (Age 29 years)
Death January 1, 1962 (Age 50 years)
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father
Benhard Ranum, from Elodee (Ranum) JohnsonBenhard Ranum
Birth: December 25, 1879 28 28Mower County, Minnesota, United States
Death: February 8, 1977Pennington County, Minnesota, United States
mother
Julia Opseth (left) and Nina Mellem (right), from Elodee JohnsonJulia Clara Opseth
Birth: October 24, 1885 41 43Rosewood, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: November 6, 1966Thief River Falls, Pennington, Minnesota, United States
Marriage: June 25, 1911Rindahl Church, New Solum Township, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
6 months
himself
Harry Arthur Ranum
Birth: December 31, 1911 32 26New Solum, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: January 1, 1962Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, United States
3 years
younger brother
1941 Stanley and Ella Ranum and son GregoryStanley K. Ranum
Birth: July 31, 1914 34 28New Solum Township, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States
Death: December 28, 1981Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, United States

Notes and Obituary for Harry A. Ranum

Source: Find-a-grave

OBITUARY - THE TIMES - 4 Jan 1962

Rites to Be Today for Harry A. Ranum, Former Alderman Local Contractor Dies New Years Day at Fargo Hospital at Age 50

Harry A. Ranum, a resident of Thief River Falls for many years who was completing a two-year term as alderman, passed away Monday, January 1 at a Fargo Hospital at the age of 50 years. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, January 4 at 2 pm. in Zion Lutheran church with Rev. Leland Steen officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the time of services. Interment will be in the Greenwood cemetery and the Green Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Harry Arthur Ranum was born December 31, 1911 at Rosewood. He attended school at Rosewood and graduated from Lincoln High School. On July 22, 1939 he was united in marriage to Lillian Alberg at Hazel. After their marriage, they settled in this city where they had since resided except for one year while he was doing defense construction work in Wyoming and Kansas. He had been associated with the Ranum Construction company for 22 years.

He was a member of the Zion Lutheran church and served on the building committee when the new church office was built. He also served on the Boy Scout and Cub Scout committees and was the institutional representative to the Lake Agassiz council from Zion church.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian, one daughter Judith, two sons, Bruce and James all at home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benhard Ranum of this city and one brother Stanley Ranum of this city.


According to Elodee Johnson, Harry died after surgery on a brain tumor.

Lillian was to be admired. When Harry found out he had a brain tumor, he wanted Lillian to go to school so she could support herself and her family. She got her LPN certificate from the vocational school in Thief River Falls and began working at the hospital after her certificate was issued in the spring of 1962 from ATVI. Harry had surgery in Fargo and died on New Years Day of 1962. He had turned 51 the day before. It was believed that a fall off a barn at a younger age started the problem; for several years, he had convulsions, which our family called spasms.