Delores A. “Dee” Rankin

Delores A. Rankin

May 21, 1931 – November 1, 2021

Preceded in death by husband, John W. Rankin.  Survived by daughter, Tracie L. Archer (Dan).

FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, November 5th at 11am at West Center Chapel.   Memorials are to be directed by the family.

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Delores “Dee” (Sorg) Rankin was born in Hiawatha, Kansas, on May 21, 1931, to Lawrence C. and Winnie G. Sorg.  Dee married John Rankin on May 21, 1954, in Topeka, Kansas. 

Dee taught biology at several schools in Kansas, and when they relocated to Omaha, Nebraska, she taught at South High and Bryan Senior High until her retirement.  After retirement, she went on to the University of Nebraska at Omaha as an adjunct professor, working with the student teachers in the science department. 

Dee was a member of North Side Christian Church in Omaha.  She was a volunteer for Great Plains Girl Scout Council and acted as the Camp Director at Camp Washawtee.  Dee was active in the Nebraska State Education Association, Omaha Education Association, and the Retired Teachers Association.  Dee was also an instructor for Nebraska Game and Parks Becoming an Outdoors Woman program.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence C. Sorg and Winnie G. (Standish) Sorg, husband, John W. Rankin.  Survivors include her daughter, Tracie Archer (Dan); nieces and nephews. 


  • Kelly Merkert Posted November 2, 2021 3:31 pm

    Tracie – so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Doug Fiala Posted November 2, 2021 5:09 pm

    Tracie truly sorry for your loss heart felt sympathy and prays to you.

  • Bonnie Ware Posted November 2, 2021 7:19 pm

    Tracie- very sorry to hear of your loss. Max called me today. I was part of the Breakfast Club at the Village Inn.for many years but not as long as your mother’s. We had so many good times together.

  • Lorrie Krejci Posted November 4, 2021 9:16 am

    I was lucky to get to know Dee through the OEA. She was such a kind person and I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to know her and spend time chatting with her. My sincere sympathy to her family.

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