Gary Louis Ryser passed away October 24, 2013 in I.U. Hospice House. Gary was a native of Bloomington, born to Otto E. and Nellie(Garsnett)Ryser. Gary's father was a Professor Emeritus of Physical Education at Indiana University. Gary was a graduate of Indiana University and was a self employed remodeler. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the US Navy.
Gary's love of nature led him to become a volunteer steward with the Sycamore Land Trust. He was also an avid I.U. sports fan, a life member of the I.U. Alumni Association and had a great appreciation for the arts.
Gary is survived by his loving wife Barbara(Somes)Ryser, two children: Danielle(husband Myke) Mitchell and Otto(wife Sarah)Grant, four step-children: Spencer(wife Jenna)Walker, Beth(husband Marty)Harriman, Lou Ann(fiance James)Manning and Diane(husband Jeff)Kolb. He is also survived by his sister: Beth(husband John) Workman and two brothers: Barry(wife Jan)Ryser and Terry(wife Carmelita)Ryser, sister-in-law Lindsay Ryser Cooley, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Larry Ryser.
Gary loved his family and enjoyed his grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. in Day Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN. The memorial service will be on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. also in the funeral home with the Rev Alan Phillips officiating. Inurnment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sycamore Land Trust or IU Hospice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DayFuneralServices.com