arch 19, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were at the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo on March 25, followed by graveside interment at the Koszta Cemetery and a luncheon at the Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Archival Preservation of Church Literature or the Iowa State Conference in care of Nancy Rankin, 1462 155th Street, Ladora, Iowa 52251.
Delbert was born Aug. 31, 1949 in Peshastin, Wash. He graduated from Peshastin-Dryden High School in 1967. He attended Oregon Bible College in Oregon, Ill., where he graduated with a degree in Theology in 1971, and met Nancy Foster. Delbert and Nancy were married Nov. 9, 1968. They raised three daughters, Karah, Chondra and Tascha on a rural acreage near Ladora. In 2011, he retired from the Iowa Valley Schools after 40 years of service. Delbert pastored at Churches of God, Faith of Abraham for 45 years, but ministered his entire life. Delbert truly cared for people. Everybody who knew Delbert loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Foster Rankin of Ladora; his daughters, Karah Rankin and Chondra Rankin, both of North Liberty, Tascha (James) Hauber of Ames; four grandchildren; six siblings, Ronald Rankin of Cashmere, Wash., Nola (Sheridan) Payne of Wenatchee, Phyllis (William) Wachtel of Wenatchee, Arlen (Sharon) Rankin of Wenatchee, Darrell (Loretta) Rankin of Erie, Colo., and Russell (Myrna) Rankin of Clear Lake, Minn.; mother-in-law, Margaret Foster of Rochelle, Ill.; sisters-in-law Jean (Jim) Rencontre of Ironwood, Mich., Mary (Dan) Peterson of Coeur d’ Alene, Ind., Kathy Foster of Sycamore, Ill., Susan (Dennis) Brown of Allen, Texas, Elisabeth (Ray) Mulli of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Judy Foster of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Sarah (Kenny) Cronin of Belle Plaine; and brothers-in-law Sam (Kathy) Foster of Cashmere, Wash., and Dan (Jennifer) Foster of Rochelle, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Forrest Rankin and Evelyn Blanche Ridley Rankin; father-in-law Raymond Foster; sister-in-law Virginia Rankin; and brother-in-law David Foster.
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