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Charles Thomas Ransdell

February 14, 1923 - December 23, 2016

Charles Thomas Ransdell, 93 years old, passed away peacefully December 23, 2016 at his home in Medford, Oregon. Charles was born February 14, 1923 in Santa Rosa, California and moved with his family to the Ukiah, Calif. area when he was five years old.

Charles joined the U.S. Navy shortly after December 7, 1942 and served on several destroyers during WWII. In 1944 while in the service, Charles met Kathryn Hudnall in Charleston, South Carolina. The couple moved back to Ukiah at the end of WWII where he was the service manager for Mendocino Motors and later worked for the California Highway Patrol as an automotive service manager. Charles and Kathryn retired in 1975 and lived in a number of areas afterwards including Burney, Kelseyville, and Janesville, Calif., Harstine Island, Washington, Golden Shores, Arizona, and Medford, Ore. 

Charles is survived by his son, Tim (Sharon) of Florence, Ore.; granddaughter, Jill (Nick) Visser; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kaylee of Shelton, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Tom; wife, Kathryn; and sisters, Lois, June, and Emma.

Private services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Medford, Ore.