Ryan, Edward II "Ed/Ned" Edward Ryan II, 91, formerly of Milwaukee, Delafield & Dousman, WI died peacefully 1/7/17 in Bloomington, MN. Born 2/18/25, raised in Milwaukee WI, graduate of both Marquette HS and University ('43), serving in the US Navy during WWII. He and loving wife Marguerite Sullivan enjoyed a 65 yr marriage until her death in 2014. Survived by 3 children: Lynn of Arcata, CA, Patricia of St Paul, MN, and Edward III of Piercy, CA; 2 grandchildren: Kristin (David) Keil, and Beth Hannon; and 3 great grandchildren: Jacob, Rachel, and Zack Keil; sister Mary Adam of AZ; multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Preceded in death by brother Daniel Ryan SJ, and sister Margaret Stowosser. Ed was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; active in the Catholic Church throughout his life, serving as an usher into his 80's; an entrepreneur of several Milwaukee underground construction companies over 50 years including Edward R Ryan Inc; a life-long athlete and teammate, playing formal basketball in high school; baseball; and decades of recreational basketball and racquetball, regularly winning state and national medals at the Senior Olympics into his mid-80's. He enjoyed fishing, travel with wife Marge, and was an avid reader, especially in his later years. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Milwaukee, WI when his ashes will be buried next to Marguerite's.
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