Barbara Ranta
May 2, 1938 Nov. 29, 2015

Barbara Ranta, age 77, of Adams, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015.

Barbara was born May 2, 1938, in Madison, to Lyle and Ella Landon. She married Donald Ranta in 1960. They made their home in Oconomowoc, where they raised three children, Jeffrey (Chandra) Ranta, Mike (Kelly) Ranta and Lori (Darren) Johnson.

Barbara and Donald retired and moved to Adams in 2000. She is survived by Donald, her children, her grandchildren Nicole (Matt) McGonigle, Kevin (Stacee) Birr, Travis (Nikki) Ranta, Race Ranta and Emma Johnson, and her great-grandchildren Trey, Conor and Ava. She is further survived by her brother William Landon along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Ella Landon-Duchow; her step-father, William Duchow; and her sisters-in-law Diana Landon and Patti Faust.

Barbara enjoyed reading, dancing, going to movies, playing cards and, most of all, spending time with her family.

A celebration of life will be held for Barbara on Saturday, December 5, at 3:00 PM with a visitation for family and friends starting at 1:00 PM, all to take place at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit