Mary L. (Nowakowski) Rank

Aug 12, 1939 - Mar 30, 2013


Mary L. (Nowakowski) Rank, 73, of Huron, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Memorial Hospital, Fremont, after a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Willard and moved to Huron in the early 1960s from Bucyrus, Ohio. She worked at Tyner’s Mobile Homes, Bucyrus; State Farm Insurance, Marion, Ohio; Natures Chemical Company, Marion; and Craig Smith Auto Group, as a title clerk.

She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron, and a former member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, of Bucyrus. She enjoyed her bowling leagues that she was a part of in Huron and Bucyrus for many years. She was a member of the National Lighthouse Society and enjoyed collecting lighthouses from all over. She was an avid Huron sports fan.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James; three daughters, Stephanie (Tim) Hall, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.,, Lisa (Ted) Frame, of Pioneer, Ohio, and Cindy White, of Huron; three sons, Douglas Rank, of Tiro, Ohio, Chris Rank, of Bucyrus, and Mike (Kay) Rank, of Tiro; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Veronica Nowakowski, of Tiffin, Ida Nissan, of Pensacola, Fla., Ann Dion, of Long Beach, Miss., and Margaret (Charles) Stuart, of Mansfield; and a brother, Con (Caroline) Nowakowski, of Waynesville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Con and Victoria (Ptak) Nowakowski; and two brothers, James and Robert Nowakowski.

There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron. The Rev. Jeffery Sikorski officiating.

Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Firelands Chapter, 300 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at