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Nelda Louise (Berger) Rankin

October 23, 1924 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 96)


Nelda Louise Rankin, 96, of Elkhart, died on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Hubbard Hill Estates in Elkhart.

She was born October 23, 1924 in Hammond, IN to the late Robert and Clara (Loitenberger) Berger. She married William Rankin on May 22, 1960. William passed in February of 2004.

Nelda was preceded in death by her siblings, Harry Berger, Leon Berger and Marie Olson. She is also preceded in death by a nephew, James Berger.

Survivors include nephews; Robert (Nancy) Berger of Dayton, OH and Ronald Berger of Las Vegas, NV, nieces; Carol Emens of Elkhart and Pam Lloyd of San Francisco, CA. Nelda is also survived by twelve great- nieces and nephews as well as eight great-great nieces and nephews.

Nelda retired from General-Tel now Verizon Company as a secretary after many years. She was active in her community in Highland Springs, CA near Cherry Valley. She was also active in the golf association where she lived and was an avid golfer up into her 80’s.

Nelda will be cremated and buried at a later date in California where she lived for many years. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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