Joseph Ryan Jr.

1932 - 2018


Rose Marie Olwick & Joseph Frank Ryan, Sr. welcomed Joseph Frank Ryan, Jr. into this world on December 28, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio. Joseph married Patricia Ann Bracken on September 5, 1953 at Little Flower Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio. Joe worked over 20 years at Teledyne Engine in Toledo, while raising hogs, produce, and grain on his farm in Ida. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church (Ida) from 1966-1981. Joe and Patricia moved to Shreveport, Louisiana in 1982, where they operated Ryan’s Nursery and Landscape until retiring in 1997 after his wife’s death.


Joe continued his passion for horticulture and began Twin Lakes Garden Center at his new home in Benton, LA. Mr. Ryan passed away peacefully on November 4, 2018, after a long illness.


Preceding Joseph in death was his beloved wife Patricia. Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Leonard (Mary) Ryan of Crawfordsville, IN., John Ryan of Benton, LA., and Robert (Gloria) Ryan of Ida; daughters Carol (Hank) Banas of Maybee, Judy (Tony) Hrdlicka of Benton, LA., and Pam Thomason of Anniston, AL. Brother William (Vickie) Ryan of Monclova, OH. Ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and best friend Sam Thornton of Benton, LA, who devotedly stood by Joe’s side for over 30 years.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial in his honor be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida.


Visitation will be Sunday November 11, 2018 from 2-7pm at the Capaul Funeral Home in Ida, MI. He will lie in state on Monday November 12, 2018, from 10 AM until the Mass of the Resurrection at 11AM, at St. Gabriel Catholic Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida, MI. Fr. Gerard Cupple will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ida, MI.