Welcome to the memorial page for

Elliott Niels Ranzinger

March 4, 1998 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 19)

Elliott Niels Ranzinger, beloved son, brother, and friend, died on May 13, 2017 in a motorcycle accident riding the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina. He lived every moment of his life intensely, and died doing what he loved the most.

His legacy of deep joy, selfless love, and a fearless pursuit of his dreams lives on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him—his parents Mark and Ruth, his brother Andrew, his sister Abri, extended family, and countless friends. 

Elliott was born March 4, 1998 in Dayton, Ohio. As the son of missionary parents, he spent his childhood traveling the world. He graduated from Laurelbrook Academy, and was currently enrolled as a freshman at Southern Adventist University majoring in nursing.

A celebration of life service will be at 7 P. M. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Collegedale SDA Church.  Graveside services will be at 8:30 A. M., Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Collegedale Memorial Park.

Visit to share words of comfort with the family.

The family will receive friends from 4 – 6  P. M. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Rd.



Elliott's memorial project can be found at Elliott's Mission.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Elliott's Mission

 Service Information

May 19, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Funeral Service
May 20, 2017

7:00 PM
Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church
4829 College Drive - East
Collegedale, TN

Graveside Service
May 21, 2017

8:30 AM
Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church
4829 College Drive - East
Collegedale, TN

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