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In Memoriam: MASB BOD Member Renny R. Ransbottom

DashBoard, Aug. 19, 2015

Renny R. Ransbottom, a five-year current member of the MASB Board of Directors representing Region 6, passed away on Aug. 6, 2015.

He was also a current member of the Otsego Public Schools Board of Education since 2001, serving as president for most of that time, and owned and operated Third Base Grocery in Plainwell for more than 28 years.

"Renny was just an outstanding individual," Otsego Superintendent Jeff Haase said. "He was just a huge, huge supporter of Otsego Public Schools. He always put kids first."

He had achieved the President’s Award of Recognition for completing all levels of the MASB Board Member Awards Program, as well as the Advocacy Skills and Data Specialty Awards. Additionally, Renny was an active mentor in the Members Assisting Peers Program.

“Renny liked to ask the tough questions to make sure the Association was going in the right direction,” noted MASB Executive Director Don Wotruba. “When a direction was set there was no bigger supporter of MASB than Renny. His leadership here and in Otsego will be missed.”

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and their children, Michael and Katherine (Austin Wiggins). Messages of condolence may be posted here. Donations in his name may be made to the Otsego District Public Library.

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