Rock Valley, IA: Lyle Gene Ranschau, 61, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 1:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley with Pastor Jim Sweers officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held prior to the funeral from 12:00-1:00 PM at the funeral home.
Lyle Gene Ranschau, son of Richard and Beverly Jane (Lawrence) Ranschau, was born June 22, 1960, at Sioux Center, Iowa. Lyle grew up on the family farm near Rock Valley, Iowa and was a graduate of Rock Valley High School. Lyle loved life on the farm. He was an ambitious, hard-worker. Whether he was working with livestock, power washing, or doing whatever else needed to be done, Lyle never stood still. He also loved his family and for many years he took good care of his mother. Lyle also enjoyed fishing and video games.
Lyle is survived by his two daughters, Rita (Cory) Nagel of George, Iowa, and Tonia Ranschau of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; seven grandchildren, Ethan Ranschau, Will Nagel, Wesley Nagel, Traci Ranschau, Ally Gardner, Alexis Gardner, and Rose Ballinger; two great-grandchildren, Walker and Charlotte; and two brothers, Les (Mary) Ranschau of Rock Valley, and Doug (Melanie) Ranschau of Sioux Center, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Jane Ranschau.