Lantern Project: Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities. We know the list of stories we post here is incomplete. We strive to learn about and share these stories but know that there are some that we and the media miss. If you see a news story of a death in WI related to domestic violence and don't see it posted here, please feel free to let us know about it here. Thank you.
Obituary: "Thomas W. Rank, 64, of Sheboygan Falls passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home. Tom was born on August 3, 1952 in Manitowoc to William and Irma (Kornelly) Rank. He is a 1970 graduate of Lincoln High School. Tom married Candice Kappelman on October 21, 1972 in Two Rivers. Tom was a dedicated employee at Kohler Company for over 40 years. Tom served as the president of the Purple Martin Association, was an avid outdoor and wildlife photographer, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going on road trips with his wife Candy. Above all, Tom cherished spending time with his family and making the most of life"...Read more
News Story: "A father and daughter have been confirmed dead in an apparent murder-suicide in the Town of Lima on Thursday. The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office first received a 911 call from a 38-year-old woman in the Town of Lima Thursday afternoon who said she was armed, committed a domestic violence homicide and was suicidal. The woman then hung up the phone.
The Sheriff’s Office dispatched multiple resources to the home, located on the N3100 block of Leynse Road, including SWAT, negotiator and rescue personnel.
SWAT resources located the body of Thomas W. Rank, 64, who apparently died from a gunshot wound.
After checking the residence, the body of Sarah L. Soucheck, 38, was located. Soucheck died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound"...Read more