John W. Raney

December 31, 1938October 14, 2020

John W. Raney, 81 passed away Wednesday October 14, 2020 at Lutheran Life Villages South Anthony in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN., December 31, 1938 to the late Edgar Glen and Esther Raney. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1957. John was a proud U.S Army Veteran. He worked in the construction industry for 40 years. John was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends, gambling, and enjoying a good meal at Halls Restaurant. John’s true passion was spending time with his family. He always made time for all of the school and sporting events and Saturday morning donuts.

Survived by his children Pollianna (David) Beerman of Augusta, GA; Jon D. Raney of Fort Wayne, IN; Kimberly Troutman of Cocoa FL; Glen Ted (Holly) Raney of Fort Wayne, IN; partner Trudy Whitmore of Fort Wayne, IN; nine grandchildren six great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, K. Sue Raney.

Memorial service will be 3:30 pm Sunday October 18, 2020 at Saint Michael Lutheran Church 2131 Getz Road Fort Wayne I., with gathering from 1:30 until service time. Private Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer Research. Arrangements by Hockemeyer Miller Funeral Home 6131 St. Joe Road Fort Wayne IN. To sign the online guestbook go to


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Karen Snyder

October 18, 2020

Just remembering having met your Dad when he and your Mom visited in Charleston years ago, Pollianna. Much love to you and my sincere sympathies to you and all of your family.

Meridith Poorman

October 17, 2020

I attended John's 5th Birthday Party. We lived across the street from the Raney's on McArthur Drive. Remained friends for many years. Many good, good memories with the Raney Family. Rest in Peace Dear Friend, and condolences to Pollianna, Jon, Kim and Ted.

Chris McMurray

October 17, 2020

My heartfelt condolences go out to Pollianna and David and the entire Raney family.

Kimberly Troutman

October 17, 2020

I have always cherished our time together. You were always there for me whenever I needed some advice, just someone to listen to me or playing cards together. You were the hardest working man, never missing a day of work, kept the yard, laundry and housework done. I hated Sunday “oh, Kimberly, it’s time to clean the fridge” time but you made it such fun!! You were a man of few words but listened to me with love. Rest well, give mom a hug and kiss. I love you endlessly!
Your Chuck😘

Robert Hedtke

October 17, 2020

I never knew John but if he like his Son, Ted, he must have been a wonderful man! I look forward to meeting him in Heaven! Our sympathies to the entire Family. God bless!

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