Luke was born January 8, 1943 to Luke Jacob and Mary Helen (Galli) Ranck in Philadelphia, PA. He was raised in Gloucester County, NJ and attended Gloucester Catholic High School, graduating in 1960. He married Frances Jean Ingram, the love of his life, on November 7, 1964. Luke and Fran raised their four children in North Platte, NE and were deeply involved in the Catholic Church, North Platte Catholic Schools, Knights of Columbus and many other organizations and activities. Luke founded the Nebraska Safety and Fire Equipment Company in 1983 and retired in 2010. Luke was dedicated to his faith, his family, his friends, his employees, and customers. Luke was a hard-working and detail-oriented person. He rarely forgot a number, date, or name and was always welcoming and attentive. He was able to converse with anyone, anywhere, on nearly any topic. He continued to refine his storytelling skills with his coffee group after retirement. Luke enjoyed spending time at McDaid Elementary school tutoring kids and felt blessed for the time with each of the students.
Luke is survived by wife Fran; children Luke Paul (Shelly) Ranck II, John Joseph (Misti) Ranck, Beth Ann (Carl) Nemec, Mary Jo (Cory) Chandler; grandchildren Payton Ranck, Luke Paul Ranck III, Connor Ranck, Jackson Ranck, Bennett Ranck, Isabella Nemec, Isaac Nemec, Gianna Nemec; sisters Eleanor Drebick, Ethel (Doug) Hauser, Mary (John) Lynam; brother Edward Ranck; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He is preceded in death by parents Luke Jacob and Mary Helen (Galli) Ranck; sister Irene; brother David; and mother-in-law Josephine Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the North Platte Catholic School Endowment and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Vigil services will be held 7:00 p.m. Sunday January 7, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday January 8, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with the Reverend Mark Seiker as celebrant. Cremation will follow the service and inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from noon until 5:00 p.m. Sunday January 7, 2018 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.