He was a veteran and proudly served in the United States Navy during 1976 ~ 1988 on the ship Ashtabula as a First Class Boiler Technician. Mike returned to the Kansas City area after serving in the Grenada Conflict and was employed at North Kansas City Hospital for 25+ years as an Operation Engineer.
Mike’s love of life showed in his many interests which included: riding his Harley with family and friends, hunting and the outdoors, but his favorite past-time was relaxing in his pool.
Mike was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Rank; both parents, and a brother, Mitchell Rank. He is survived by his loving wife, Robin Rank and son, Taylor Ware of the home; a daughter, Briana Garton and husband, Joe of Kansas City (North), MO; six siblings: Brian Courter of Parkville, MO; Mark (Angie) Rank of Olathe, KS; Devin (Janie) Courter of Plattsburg, MO; Melissa (Robert) Huffman of Shawnee, KS; Melinda Rustici of Smithville, MO and Brian (Kelly) Rank of Omaha, NE; step-father, Larry Courter of Parkville, MO; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 ~ 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Meyers Northland Chapel 401 Main St. Parkville, MO. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with Chaplain Tim Brooks officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorial contributions be made to Bikers for Babies 4400 College Boulevard, Suite 180 Overland Park, KS 66211.Memories of Mike and condolences to the family may be left at http://www.meyersfuneralchapel.com