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Updated: 09/21/2013 08:00:03AM

Ralph W. McLarnan

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Ralph W. McLarnan, age 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

He was born in Clinton, Iowa, to R.W. McLarnan and Anna Frances Hayden McLarnan. He moved to Venice, Fla., from Champaign, Ill., in 1995.

He spent 45 years in corporate management of transportation and warehousing with Ralston Purina Co. and Solo Cup Co.

He is survived by a son, John McLarnan, of Venice, Fla., a daughter, Peggy Mitchell (Michael) of Davenport, Iowa; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Janet Savino (Mike) of Punta Gorda, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert, and his wife of 61 years, Betty.

Services: Memorial services will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road, Venice Fla., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

Contributions: Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road,Venice FL 34292; or Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.