Brian Ranum was born in Kansas City, MO on July 21, 1946 to Violet and Claire Ranum (both deceased). He was preceded in death by his son Nathan Ranum and brothers David Ranum and Paul Ranum.

He is survived by his wife Chris Ranum and daughters Courtney (Shawn) Kessler and Melissa Shepard, sister Tina Senter (Centertown, MO). He was the proud grandfather of Cade Ranum, Ryan Kessler and Katie Kessler.

Brian was a graduate of Park Hill High School and Northwest Missouri State University where he was a member of the football team and Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. He served in the 25th Infantry of the US Army during the Vietnam War, achieving the rank of Specialist 5. He was loved by a large family and many friends. Brian passed away at home in Liberty, MO on Aug. 27, 2021 with family at his side.

Private family service at Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty, MO. Masks required. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Kansas City Hospice. You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

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