Norbert Donald Ryan

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, June 4, 1930
Date of Death:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Age:
86 years old

Visitation

Date: Sunday April 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Monday April 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Monday April 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, June 4, 1930
Date of Death:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Age:
86 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, June 4, 1930
Date of Death:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Age:
86 years old

Norbert Donald Ryan

Norbert D. Ryan, a lifelong resident of Rochester, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on April 18, 2017.

Norb was born in Rochester on June 4, 1930, to Gerald and Eunice Ryan. He married Jacqueline L. Ramthun on October 25, 1952, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Rochester.

He graduated from Lourdes High School in 1948 where he played football, basketball, and baseball, playing in two state high school basketball tournaments. After graduating from RCTC, Norb proudly served our country in the Korean War from 1950-1954.  He served in the United States Navy as a Gunnar Mate and Quarter Master on the USS Prairie.

Norb worked as plumber and later as a shop foreman for 38 years. After retiring from HiMEC, he worked in maintenance for the Rochester Public Schools for seven years.

He was an active member of the Rochester community as a youth football, baseball and basketball coach. He served as manager for the Rochester Spartans American Legion baseball team. Norb was a member of the Rochester Park Board for eight years during which time he was instrumental in the construction of Rochester Recreation Center and the development of the Rochester Youth Basketball Association.  He was active in Volunteers in Public Service (VIPS) and delivered inter office mail for the Rochester Fire Department. He served on the Rochester Fire Civil Service Commission for six years.

Norb was a member of the Plumber and Pipefitters Union Local 6 for 60 years,St. Francis Catholic Church, and the American Legion.

Norb was a true Irish man known for his sense of humor, quick wit, and his love of Lourdes High School and the University of Notre Dame.  He was a proud family man who enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Norb was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Jackie Ryan, his parents, a sister Patricia Freund, and a grandson Brandon Harris.

Norb is survived by his sister, Betty Fogarty, Clayton, NM, his children: Kelli Harris, Russell Springs, KY, Tim (Lori) Ryan, Rochester, Jay (Eileen) Ryan, Davenport, IA, Gary Ryan, Rochester, and Chris (Lynne) Ryan, Rochester.  He is also survived by his grandchildren: Stacy Harris-Riggs and Todd Harris, Russell Springs, KY, Kristin and Andrea Ryan, Davenport, IA, Paul Ryan, Chicago, IL, Aaron and Matt Ryan, Rochester, Erika (Ryan) Trower, Byron, MN, Wyatt and Jack Ryan, Rochester, and Kayla, Cassidy, and Hannah Oakley, Rochester. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Hailey, Alexis and Carley Trower, Byron, MN, Crosse and Devin Riggs, and Kobe Overby, Russell Springs, KY. He is also survived by has beloved cat O’Malley.

The funeral service for Norb will be held at 11am Monday, April 24, 2017 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Schuster officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 23rd from 2pm to 5pm and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery of Rochester following the funeral with military rites provided by the American Legion Post 92.

Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Norb was a wonderful, thoughtful friend and will be deeply missed. I will always fondly remember our summers with the American Legion baseball teams. Such great times!! It is with deep sorrow to hear of his passing on. Please offer my condolences to all the children. Have Jay give me a call sometime. 507-288-1254. Unfortunately, I am not able to get out of the house. The mind is good, but the body isn't doing well. God bless your family.


Donald Smick family

I would like to send my condolences to the entire Ryan family. Norbert was an outstanding individual, I always enjoyed his company, he will be missed by many. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Joe Powers and family

Tim, Lori, and family, so sorry to hear of Norb's passing.  Prayers to you all as you celebrate his well-lived life.

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I miss words to share with you the family and friends to the Late my friend Br. Donald Ryan. He was my great friend and the story on how we came to know each other, I can say it was a miracle. Though gone but I will live to remember him. I encourage you all to be strong in Faith and Trust in God He knows all His plans to us His people. Thanks, be aware of my prayers. Let his Soul rest in Peace.


From,


Chrispinus Masika Wachiye, Kenya, Africa.

I am very sorry for your loss,May God Bless.

I remember Norm from my youth baseball days. He and his family also lived near my family's home in southeast Rochester. His involvement with youth sports and other volunteer activities is a great legacy. RIP

Tim and all so sorry for the loss of your Dad never easy at any age you all our in our prayers Bruce and Deanna Hanson

Boy o Boy It is sure going to be lonesome at Local 6 without our Norbert there. What a treasure he was. I am just sitting here thinking of all the laughs we had and the great conversations of his whole family and wife Jack. He truly had a heart of gold. Kept in touch with people who needed a pick me up. Sometimes he got a little carried away but that was just part of Norbert that made him complete. I'm sure gonna miss you Norb. 


Love,


Your friend Kim