Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Robert Charles Rankin, 77, of Northridge, Calif., died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Born March 8, 1935 in Chicago, Ill., to Genevieve Kelly Rankin and Donald Wayne Rankin.

He lived in Chillicothe, Ill., until 1960 when he moved to southern California.

He is survived by his beloved wife, sister, seven children, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Gates, Kingsley & Gates, Praiswater Mortuary, 6909 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, are welcome and may be made to either the Disabled American Veterans at or the American Cancer Society at