Alexander L. Ranta 1988 – 2013
Alexander L. Ranta, 24, of Edmonds, Washington went to be with our Lord and Savior on March 18, 2013. He was born July 27, 1988 in Seattle, Washington, the son of Laurance and Sonia Ranta and attended Snohomish County Christian and King’s High School.
Alexander worked for Performance Contractors (PCI) marine division in Seattle and was previously employed by Maverick Label in Edmonds.
In addition, Alexander was active in foreign missions around the world and spent much time helping the poor and needy in the Dominican Republic, as well as the Amazon Jungle.
He loved people young and old from all walks of life, always put others before himself and lived out the Biblical definition of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and Mark 12:30-31.
Alexander was a graphic artist, writer and musician. He had composed over 150 songs and was in the middle of writing a graphic novel.
Alexander attended Westgate Chapel for 16 years and the last 8 years was active at Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell and Northsound Church in Edmonds, where he also played drums for the youth group and Sunday worship.
He could be seen on daily walks with his dog “Scrappy” in downtown Edmonds. His contagious smile and soft words warmed the hearts of all who knew him. His compassion for people and gentleness of spirit will be greatly missed by us all.
Alexander is survived by his parents Laurance and Sonia Ranta of Edmonds, Washington and his sister Emily Rose Ranta of Seattle.
He also leaves his grandmother, Yvette Holocher, uncles, Peter Holocher, Paul Holocher, Aunt Louise Hullinger, Craig Ranta of Redmond, Washington, and Cousins Max and Lucas Holocher.
He is also survived by close friends both domestically and internationally who were instrumental in his life up until the time of his passing.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Chapel of the Resurrection Funeral Home in Bothell, Washington.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 6, at 1 p.m., at Westgate Chapel in Edmonds.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Mission Dispatch of Edmonds, Washington. Envelopes will be available at the memorial service and can also be mailed to Mission Dispatch, P.O. Box 641, Edmonds, Washington 98020.
A note that the donation will be for the Children’s Help Center, Dominican Republic is requested.