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1928 James 2022

James Joseph Ryan

April 16, 1928 — December 30, 2022

Weston

 

James Joseph Ryan passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2022, at Rennes Hospice in Weston. 

Jim was born April 16, 1928 in Weston, WI, Son of the late John and Frieda Ryan. He married Sandra Woodward on May 5th, 1956 in Pine Valley Minnesota.

Jim served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. He retired from Weyerhauser in 1990. In his younger years he was a successful stock car driver. He raised beef cattle and cut pulp and firewood. Jim was an avid vegetable gardener. He enjoyed taking care of his yard and watching his grandson race and spending time with all his grandchildren. 

Jim is survived by; sons, Barry (Linda Maly) Ryan, Forrest Ryan; and daughter Kelly (Nick) Erickson. He is further survived by grandchildren, Lee (Terri) Ryan, Nickolas (Fiance Nichole Sullivan) Erickson, Jr., and Jennifer (Matthew) Folz; five great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra, Brothers: John, Lawrence, Arthur, and Clarence Ryan and Sisters: Mary Mortenson, Betty Wolfe and Elly Ryan, and his beloved dog Buffy. 

A Funeral Service will held on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11:30 am at Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel. Visitation will be held on Monday January 9, 2023 from 10:00 AM until the hour of Service at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Humane Society or New Life Pet Adoption Center.

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Visitation

Monday, January 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:30am (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Everest Chapel

5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Starts at 11:30am (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Everest Chapel

5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476

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