David James Ransdell


David James Ransdell, 69, Columbus, Indiana, passed away peacefully with his family at his side at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

David, born in Indianapolis on July 31, 1946, was the son of the late Darrel Sr. and Freda Mae Ransdell, who survives.

He married Mary Ann Hranicky on June 17, 1972, in Columbus, Indiana.

David was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and was actively involved in several community organizations that included the Knights of Columbus, the Elks and Kiwanis. He was also a member of the Insurance Review Committee for the City of Columbus.

David’s career included working for Indiana Bell, Public Service Indiana and Tobar, Inc. He retired from Tobar, Inc. in April of 2013. He enjoyed being with family, working outside and in the yard, cutting firewood, tailgating at IU football games, following IU basketball and the Indianapolis Colts and especially working as a Blacksmith for the East Football Team. David appreciated life and lived it to its fullest.

His Celebration of Life will be conducted at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11 with Father Clem Davis officiating. Visitations will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 at Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home on 25th Street and one hour prior to the service Friday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. A private family committal service will be held at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; his children, Phil (Carrie) Ransdell of Louisville, Kentucky, Alison (Karl) Eagleman of Greenwood, Indiana and Emilee Bush of Columbus, Indiana; grandchildren, Ethan, Mollie and Jack Ransdell, Michael Bush and Kadence Miller; his mother, Freda Mae Ransdell of Fayetteville, Tennessee; his sister, Cora (Bill) Ladigo of Fayetteville, Tennessee; and his brother, Darrel Ransdell Jr. of Unionville, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Darrel Sr.; his brother-in-law, Steve Hranicky; and his sister-in-law, Brenda Hranicky.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.