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Obituary for Darrell Edward Ryan

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Darrell Edward Ryan

Died: May 7, 2013

Darrell Edward Ryan, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grand father departed this mortal life Tuesday, May 7, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.Darrell was born in Sioux City, Iowa to Jay Ryan and Bessie Voss. He married his sweetheart Kathleen. The union was solemnized in the Salt Lake temple. He served in the army during the Korean War where he earned many commendations including Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, UN Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. He was injured during the Korean conflict during a secret mission. He attended officer training school where he graduated with honors. He worked at various jobs in heating and air conditioning. He eventually opened his own business. Darrell is a member of the LDS church where he served faithfully in many positions such as Scouts, Sunday School, Elders quorum to name a few. His love for the Lord was not a list of positions but in his service and love of others. When anyone needed help he responded readily. He was a living example of the service Christ taught. He never cared about building a big bank account and buying earthly possessions but spent his time and money with those he cared most about.Welcome him home dear father for he has served Thee well. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Syracuse), sister Helen Wiedeman (Norfolk, NE) Five valiant sons and their wives Terry (Deanna), Rick (Debbie), Tim (London), Kelly (Caryn) Tracy (Treesa), 19 cherished grandchildren and 29 adored great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents. Brothers Kenneth, Thomas, Donald and Dean, sisters Dorothy, Velma, an infant twin sister, Delores, an infant grandson, Kayden James. A viewing will be at the Syracuse Stake Center, 1350 S. 1800 W. Monday, May 13, from 6-8 pm and Tuesday, May 14, 10-11am. Funeral services Tuesday May 14th at 11am. Interment Syracuse Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at



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Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Time: 11:00 pm -

Syracuse Stake Center


1350 S. 1800 W, , Syracuse, UT, 84405

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Died: May 7, 2013

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David Houston posted on 5/15/13

Tracy and Kelly I was very sad to learn of you father's passing. Give your mom a hug from my family I'm sure she could use it. He sure did raise an amazing family.


Sandi Balling posted on 5/13/13

Kathleen,Just wanted you to know that my thoughts are with you. Since my room is opposite yours at school, I don't see you much but I hear about you from the students-all good things and I watch you when the faculty si together. You are wonderful. I know you will rejoice in the memories of your sweetheart. You have a wonderful family to support you. May God comfort you and may you feel the presence of Darrel near as you continue in your life. Sandi Balling


Kayloa Anderson posted on 5/13/13

Kathy, my prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am so sorry that you have to go through this. Your marriage is so sweet to watch, and the love your husband has for you seems unmeasureable. You are being waited for on the other side truly by an angel. I love you, Kayloa


Daryl Francom posted on 5/13/13

Kathy, I am sorrry to hear about your loss. Darrell was a wonderful man, and you both received such support from each other. I'm so glad that you have the knowledge that you will be together again.Love,


Darci Weaver posted on 5/13/13

Kathy & family,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Memories are a wonderful thing! We miss you at SJH and are looking forward to your return when the time is right.....


RaDon Andersen posted on 5/13/13

Kathy, We were so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Robert & Diane Bingham posted on 5/13/13

Kathy and family:Sorry to read about the passing of Darrell. May peace be with you at this difficult time. Thanks for your friendship.


Roger & Janice Byington posted on 5/13/13

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Preston Lloyd posted on 5/12/13

Kathy, so sorry to learn of Darrell's death. I will be in Southern Utah next week so won' t be able to attend viewing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Preston and Jeanne Lloyd