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JOHN "JACK" RANTS John "Jack" Thomas Rants, 84, of Boulder City, passed away May 17, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born December 2, 1933, at home on Sixth Street in Boulder City, to Frank and Isabel Rants. Jack attended school in Boulder City and was very athletic and lettered in three different sports. After attending college in California, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Upon returning home, he started working with his father at Rants Plumbing and later took over the business at his father's retirement. Jack married Dorothy Kine in 1956 (having known her since grade school). They had four children, all born in Boulder City; John, Steve, Chuck, and Cindi. He enjoyed watching his kids and then his grandchildren play sports and never missed a game. He was a very family oriented man. Jack was a very active member at Grace Community Church, taking a strong leadership role in Country Store. He was always willing to give a helping hand, was kind, thoughtful and had a great sense of humor. Jack served as president of the Jaycees, a local service club, and was a dedicated booster for Boulder City High School while his children were in school. He also was involved in the Boulder City Recreation Association and also the BRAVO organization for youth sports. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and his daughter, Cindi. Jack is survived by his wife Dorothy; three children, John (Connie-deceased), Steve (Lynda) and Chuck (Tammy); nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming Street, Boulder City, NV 89005. A reception lunch will follow in the church dining room. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Grace Community Church. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary .com
Published in Boulder City Review on May 24, 2018
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