Wallowa County, Oregon
Imnaha Rancher Dies Suddenly
John Carl Ransier, a ranch superintendent who was employed on the Bentson ranch on the Imnaha, passed away Thursday, December 31, 1964 while at work in the feedlot. He had been in ill health for ten years.
Funeral services, arranged by the Bollman Funeral Home were Tuesday in Garfield, Wash., with burial in the Garfield cemetery.
He was born October 20, 1903 in Ontario, Canada, son of Samuel and Margaret Ransier and had lived in Oregon for the past 20 years. He had lived in Wallowa County for one year. He was a member of BPOE of Heppner. On November 25, 1924, he was married at Spokane to Clara Burke.
Survivors include his wife, of Imnaha, one son, Gene, of Tucson, Arizona; his mother, of Garfield, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Loyal (Flora) Erickson, of Ellensburg, Wash.; and two grandchildren.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, Jan. 7, 1965
Contributed by: Sue Wells