John E. Raniere Jr. (1945 - 2013)

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Raniere Jr., John E. 67, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013 in Romeoville, IL. Born on September 10, 1945 in Chicago, IL to John E. Raniere, Sr. and Mary Rita Raniere. John graduated from St. Ignatius High School in Chicago in 1963; he then attended the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated in 1967. John was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; children, John and Patricia (Clark) Mittelstadt, Michelle Becker (Todd), John E. Raniere III (Kimberly), William Raniere (Erin), Brian Raniere (Karla) and stepson, James Paulikaitis (Amy). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brynn, Brooke, Max, Jack, Hank, Eddie, Mary Grace, Sean, Gavin, Maggie, Wyatt, Josephine and Matt; and siblings, Tom Raniere (Nancy), Maureen Vitacco, Dan Raniere (Fran), Marge Beck (Steve), Kathy Tindell (Larry) and Patty Feder (Dan); brother-in-law of James Howard, John Howard (Madonna), Denise Strimel (Mike), Dennis Howard, Kathleen Myers (Tim); his best friend, Uncle Bob Raniere; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Wake will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 2:00 pm-9:00 pm at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, IL 60532. Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 11:00 am, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Parish, 219 Arlington Dr., Romeoville, Illinois 60446. Memorial contributions in John's name may be made to Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660. Arrangements have been entrusted to Blake-Lamb Funeral Home / Lisle. For information, please visit

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on July 22, 2013
John E. Raniere,
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