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Christopher James Ranta

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Christopher James Ranta, aka Uncle Cool, 37, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2023.

He was born to Art and Liz Ranta on Christmas night, Dec. 25, 1985.

A memorial service will be held on Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Ironwood Charter Township Hall, with Fr. Brian Gerber officiating. A visitation will be held prior from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the township hall. Burial will follow at Sunset Acres Cemetery in Ironwood Township.

The McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home in Ironwood has been chosen to honor Chris’ legacy of life. To make an online condolence or more more information visit