Rev. Dr. Leonard 'Doc' Ranson


Rev. Dr. Leonard ‘Doc’ Ranson passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at First Lutheran Church, 1000 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA. Visitation will be on Friday the 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, 520 Wilson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids.
Rev. Ranson was a member of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. In retirement, he served in Iowa at Strawberry Point, Stanwood Union (UM-PCUSA); Elwood and Delmar; and Van Horne, Salem. He retired from his Iowa service in July 2021.
Survivors include his children: Ruth Dolan, Christy Minnick and Dotty Harpool. The full obituary can be found on Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home’s website at!/Obituary.
In lieu of flowers, the family would recommend memorials be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE or a church of your choice.

Bishop Haller and the Cabinet – March 8, 2022