Elderly Murray woman, killed when husband lost control of car, to be laid to rest

Sophie Ranglack. Photo: Obituary

MURRAY, Utah, July 5, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — An elderly Murray woman, who died Sunday after her husband lost control of their car, will be laid to rest on Saturday.

Sophie Ranglack, 96, had just returned from church Sunday with her husband, Hans, and she was holding the garage door open when he mistakenly hit the gas pedal, striking his wife, in what police officials described as a tragic accident. She died at the scene.

Sophie Ranglack, born Weisenhuetter, is memorialized in an obituary posted Thursday on Legacy.com.  She was born in Berlin, and married her husband nearly 70 years ago, solemnizing the union later in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints five years later, after the family moved to Utah.

Ranglack had six children, one of whom preceded her in death.

“She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” the obituary says. “She served in multiple capacities in the Church. She loved the Savior and was a great example of her faith throughout her life.

“She was a peacemaker for her family and others. She loved to garden, work in her flower beds and do family history. She loved to spend time reading the scriptures, knitting and quilting. She also was a great example of love and patience.”

Ranglack is survived by her husband, five children, 10 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.


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