Joseph Thomas Ryan II , 61 of Rapid River died Thursday morning, April 21,2005 at his home from cancer. He was born September 23,1943 in Bay City, Michigan, the son of Joseph Thomas Ryan I and Evelyn Lois (Reinke) Ryan.
He had resided in Rapid River for the past 13 years. His hobby was raising game birds for the Black Duck . He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
Joe had been employed by Sawyer Trucking Company of Saginaw, Michigan and Blondeau Trucking Company of Gladstone.
He leaves to survive 2 daughters: Mary (Dave) Gray of Vassar, Michigan
Bobbi Jo Ryan of Albany, California
1 Son: Joseph Thomas Ryan III of Waco, Texas
2 Grandchildren: Cal and Valerie Gray
6 Sisters:Mary Jo (Tom) Sequin of Bay City, Michigan
Jean (Henry) Mulders of Munger, Michigan
Kay (Ray) Marciniak of Bay City, Michigan
Patricia (Bob) Duyck of Essexville, Michigan
Ellen (Phil) Simonds of Livonia, Michigan
Ann (John) LaMarre of Bay City, Michigan
He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son: John Michael, son-in-law Terry Starkey and a God Son: Kenneth DeWyse.
The family will recieve friends on Monday at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River from 12 noon till 3:00 PM. Funeral services celebrating the life of Joseph Ryan will be held at 3:00 PM at church with Pastor Steve Gauger officiating. A lunch will follow in the church hall.