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David M. Ryan


Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

The Memorial Mass for David M. Ryan, 66, of Stewartville, MN will

be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday (September 4, 2013) at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Stewartville, MN with Rev. John Wilmot officiating. Mr. Ryan died on Thursday (August 29, 2013) of an apparent heart attack at his home.



David Marlin Ryan was born on April 5, 1947 in Preston, MN to Donald and Marie (Pederson) Ryan. He grew up on the family farm, attended area schools, graduating from Harmony H.S. in 1965. He entered the U.S. Army in 1966, serving one year overseas in VietNam. Following his discharge in 1968, he lived in Winona for a few years. Dave was married on June 14, 1974 in Brownsdale, MN to Barbara A. Darnell. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Stewartville, where they raised their kids and have continued to make their home. Dave was employed as a metal refinisher at Crenlo Corp. in Rochester for over 30 years until his retirement in 2004. Barb has been employed as a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for 24 years. He was a longtime member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and its Men’s Club. He was a member of the United Auto Workers, the Stewartville American Legion and served on the Riverview Greens Townhome Assn. Board. Dave was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed rendezvousing and camping and was a member of the Root River Rifleman Club. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and visiting with friends. He loved time spent with family and following his retirement was able to help with day care for his grandkids - Jacob and Ashley.



Dave is survived by his wife – Barb; his daughter – Carrie (Andrew) Anderson of Stewartville and son - Joseph of Rochester; 2 grandchildren – Ashley and Jacob Anderson; 2 sisters and 1 brother – Carol (John) Lewis of Cresco, IA Joan(John) Broadwater of Winona, MN and John (Jacque) of Harmony, MN and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew – Ryan Lewis.



Friends may call from 4 to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday (Sept. 3, 2013) at Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville, where a prayer service will be held at 4:00 P.M., and 1 hr. prior to the service at the church on Wednesday morning. A private burial will take place at a later date.



Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. www.griffin-gray.com.

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