Randall Earl Rann and Donna Mae Rann

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HARRISBURG, Ill. — Donna Mae Rann, 61, and Randall Earl "Bubbles" (Randy) Rann, 64, both of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29 as a result of injuries from the Harrisburg tornado. Donna succumbed to her injuries at Harrisburg Medical Center, while Randall passed away at his home.

Donna was born in Harrisburg, IL on September 21, 1950, a daughter of the late Agnes (Thomas) and Seigle Patterson.

She was a member of The Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Galatia.

She worked as a Secretary for the US Forestry Service in Harrisburg.

She was the wife of Randall Earl "Randy" Rann who also passed away as a result of the storm. On May 9, 1970 they were married at Carrier Mills.

Donna is survived by two sons Ryan (Samonica) Rann, of Harrisburg; Jeff (Emily) Rann, of Harrisburg; a sister, Emojean Kirkland, of Galatia; two brothers, Neal (Loretta) Patterson, of Harrisburg; John C. (Janice) Patterson, of TX and grandchildren; Grayson Rann, Shelby Rann, Skyla Rann, Gavin Rann and Makenna Rann.

Funeral Service will be at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Galatia at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 with Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday 4-8 pm at the funeral home and 11am to service time at the church Sunday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Illinois Masonic Childrens Home in Murphysboro, The Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis or the Scottish Rite Valley of Southern Illinois Dyslexia Learning Center, envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.

Randall was born in Harrisburg, IL on May 23, 1947, a son of Freda (Cowsert) Rann, of Harrisburg and the late Robert Rann.

He was a member of The Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Galatia.

He worked in the parts department at Fabick in Marion prior to retirement. He was treasurer at the Galatia Masonic Lodge # 684, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.

He was the husband of Donna Mae (Patterson) Rann who also passed away as a result of the storm. On May 9, 1970 they were married at Carrier Mills.

Randall is survived by two sons Ryan (Samonica) Rann, of Harrisburg; Jeff (Emily) Rann, of Harrisburg; three brothers, Roger (Carol) Rann, of Raleigh; Ronald (Brenda) Rann, of Harrisburg; Jerry (Nancy) Rann, of Herod; grandchildren; Grayson Rann, Shelby Rann, Skyla Rann, Gavin Rann and Makenna Rann and sister-in-laws Sue Rann of IN and Judy Rann of Carrier Mills.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by two brothers Fred and John.

Funeral Service will be at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Galatia at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 with Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday 4-8 pm at the funeral home and 11am to service time at the church Sunday. A Masonic Service will be held Saturday evening at 7 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Illinois Masonic Childrens Home in Murphysboro, The Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis or the Scottish Rite Valley of Southern Illinois Dyslexia Learning Center, envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.

We spoke with Ronald Rann's brother Ron as he sifted through the remains of his brother's and sister-in-law's home. For our report from the scene, watch the video.

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