Danny J. Ryan 73, died Sunday December 29, 2013 at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN surrounded by his family.
Danny was born May 18, 1940 in Superior, WI to the late Bud and Nora (Giles) Ryan. Danny married Marcia Micken in 1961 and enjoyed fifty two years together. Danny graduated Superior Central High School and attended the University of Wisconsin Superior and graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He took a job with the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources and retired after 37+ years of faithful dedicated service.
Danny loved playing cribbage, fishing, and taking his family camping and teaching them his love of the outdoors. Danny was very active in his community, he served on the Indian Head Credit Union board of Directors teaching the youth of this community how to handle money. Danny was known as the Mint Man distributing Lions Mints to the local business. He really enjoyed big family gatherings. Danny was a member of the Bad River Tribe.
Those who loved and shared his life are his wife Marcia, three daughters Karen Ryan of Colorado, Julie (Dave) Stapp of Colorado, Becky (Kevin) Hoehn. Two grandchildren: Ryan and Michaela. Two sisters Kathy (Butch) Krisak of Superior, WI and Mary Jane Riehm of Cloquet, MN and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Danny J. Ryan will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4th 2014 at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner, WI. Pastor Dan Phetteplace and Pastor Bernie Zylstra will officiate. Visitation will be held Saturday 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Earl Cemetery in Earl, WI.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Spooner Lion Club, P.O. Box 321 Spooner WI 54801.