Robert E. Ranieri Obituary

Robert E. (Butch) Ranieri
Robert E. (Butch) Ranieri
Robert E. (Butch) Ranieri

December 30, 1946 - August 1, 2012
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Robert Elmo "Butch" Ranieri, 65, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Madrid. In agreement with Butch's wishes, please come in casual attire. Burial with military rites by Madrid V.F.W. Post 5060 will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Madrid.

Butch was born on December 30, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Elmo and Dena Caluzzi Ranieri. He was a 1965 graduate of Madrid High School and an army veteran during the Vietnam War. On May 20, 1979, Butch was united in marriage to Jana Rieck and they made their home in Madrid. For 30 years, he was employed with Firestone in the Compounding Department, until Butch retired in 1995. He was a member of United Steel Workers Local 310.

Butch will be remembered as having a great sense of humor. In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing and tinkering on cars. Butch loved watching NASCAR races cheering on his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also liked to watch the old programs on TV Land. Butch was a hard worker and was very loyal to his family.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years, Jana Ranieri of Madrid; sister, Rhonda (Rod) Auxier of Woodward; nephew, Shane Auxier of Boone; one great-nephew, Dominic Auxier of Boone; two great-nieces, Allyson and Lexi Auxier both of Boone; and extended family members. Butch was preceded in death by his parents, baby brother, Dominic Ranieri; and one great-nephew, Christopher Auxier.

The family will greet friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, at Iles Funeral Homes, Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid.

Memorial contributions may be made to either: Make-A-Wish Foundation or the Madrid Rescue Squad.

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Sundberg - Kirkpatrick
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church -- Madrid
104 South Market St
Madrid, IA 50156
Monday, August 6, 2012
11:00 AM
Mt. Hope Cemetery
Madrid, IA US 50156
Monday, August 6, 2012


Madrid Fire and Rescue Squad
304 S. Water Street
Madrid, IA 50156