Marcel Flavin “Mars” Ranger, age 97 passed away peacefully December 17, 2020 in Lynchburg, Virginia due to the Covid Virus.  He was born May 9, 1923 to Roaul and Hortense Ranger in Coteau Station, Quebec, Canada.  He and Jeannine Richer were married for 64 years till her passing in 2016.  They shared a life on the ranch in the community of Redland, Oklahoma raising their family of three children. Mars was a true frontiersman!  At the age of 34, married with 2 young children and expecting a third child, he left his large family of 10 siblings in Alberta, Canada and took his new family to Los Angeles, Ca. via Greyhound. Not knowing a soul in the United States, he carved out a successful life for his family.  He was a carpenter with a farming background. At the age of 40, he picked up his belongings and family and headed east on Route 66 with no destination in mind.  Idabel, Oklahoma became his new life. He owned and operated a cattle ranch and ag lime spreading business for several years.  He enjoyed traveling with his RV and volunteering on Canadian wheat harvest for his brother in Saskatchewan, Canada.  He truly enjoyed carpenter work.  He helped his son build poultry buildings and a custom home. Dad’s passing has saddened the family but he lived a long productive healthy life.  So that brings smiles. Mars and Jean spent several retirement years in Nevada.  They built a large rabbitry and raised rabbits for butchering.  The last few years was spent in Virginia near David’s family. Survivors include two sons, David Ranger and wife Denise of Lynchburg, Va., and Norman Ranger and wife Lallee of Idabel, Oklahoma and a daughter Elaine Redel and husband Murray Redel of Eaglesham, Alberta, Canada; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Graveside services are December 23, 2020 at 11am at his final resting place at St. Thomas More Catholic Church Columbarium in Lynchburg, Va. “RIP DAD” Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, VA 24523