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Thomas “Carl” Rankin, Jr.

July 3, 1937 — January 7, 2022

Thomas “Carl” Rankin, Jr. of St. Peters, MO died Friday, January 7, 2022, at age 84. Born July 3, 1937, to Thomas C. Rankin, Sr. and Mildred Bailey Rankin in St. Louis County. He married Marie Catherine Meyer September 13, 1958, in Benton, MO. 

Tom served in the United States Army as an Aviator including two tours in Vietnam. He was a decorated war hero to many. Some of his commendations included multiple Army Commendation Medals, multiple Army Air Medals, the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit. He retired after 23 years as a Lt. Colonel. 

After retiring from the military, Tom worked as a government contractor heavily involved in the development of the Apache and Blackhawk helicopters. Tom was passionate about being an Amateur radio operator for over 60 years. He served as the past director of Army MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) of the State of Missouri. 

Tom loved spending time with his grandchildren and supporting them in their activities. He looked forward each year to the family reunions with his large extended family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Marie; four sons, Keith (Martha), David (Sharron), Stephen and Mark (Stephanie); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial, Perryville, Missouri. Reception luncheon immediately following Service for all family and friends at Pezold Banquet and Meeting Center 5701 Hwy N. St. Charles, Missouri 63304. 

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies. 
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Visitation

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Starts at 12:30pm (Central time)

Baue Cave Springs, 3950 West Clay, 63301, MO

3950 W Clay St, Saint Charles, MO 63301

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