PALMER – Ranae Ricklefs, 51, died peacefully in her sleep at her rural Palmer home on Thursday, Aug 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Our Savior United Methodist Church in Manson, where there will be a visitation from 1:00 until the time of the service. Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ranae Marie Thomas was born on June 29, 1963 at Fort Dodge, IA. She graduated from Manson High School in 1981. She was married to Jeff Koster for several years before the marriage ended in divorce. On June 27, 2008, she was united in marriage with Dennis Ricklefs and they made their home on the farm northeast of Palmer.
Ranae is survived by her husband Dennis; son Adam (Allison) Koster of Manson, IA; daughter Brittney Koster of Manson, IA; stepdaughters Jenny (Jason) Durschmidt of Ft. Dodge, IA; Jody (Jeff) Kirchoff of Manson, IA; Abby (Brian) Tucker of Manson, IA; grandchildren Devin, Emily, Jaylie, Carsen, Alyssa, Alan James, and Calvin; her parents Kenny and Mary Nelson; maternal grandmother Ella Birkey; sister Jody (Phillip) Calmer of Manson, IA; brother Marty (Brenda) Thomas of Manson, IA; and godchild Johnathon Calmer.