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John Charles Ryan, age 66, of Goodhue
Passed away at home surrounded by family, on January 28, 2021.
John was born on September 28, 1954 in Red Wing, MN, son of Dick and Short Ryan. He grew up in Belle Creek Township and attended Goodhue Schools. He enjoyed working on the farm, wrestling, and causing a little ruckus. He graduated in 1972. In 1980, John bought property just down the hill from where he grew up. He was a very hard-working man and took so much pride in the homestead he created for his family. He farmed crops and raised beef cattle. He also had his own black topping business, Ryan Construction, for approximately 20 years and retired from that in 2005. He enjoyed running in tractor pulls, going up to Canada with the boys, taking road trips with one of his best buddies looking at crops and the annual trips to Vegas. He enjoyed road trips, camping and pontooning with the kids and watching the little shaves grow. John enjoyed his Old Milwaukee and you weren’t done until he said, “Final Final.” See ya Tuesday. -John Ryan-
He is survived by his daughters; Cassie (Rob) Robinson, Randi (Nick Alms) Priem, and Jessie (Jody) Stock, grandchildren; Ryanna Alms, Ally Alms, Morgan Robinson, Desiree (John Menken) Robinson, Kendra (Zach Aebly) Priem, Felix Agyeman, Tatum Alms, Ethan Schultz and Jordan Stock, father; Richard Ryan, Siblings; Cathy (Alan) Holm, Mary Jo (David) Holst, Rick (Janet) Ryan, Ron (Kip) Ryan, Julie Ryan, Mike (Sue) Ryan and many nieces and nephews.
John is preceded in death by his mother, Helen and grandson, Gabriel Robinson.
A Memorial Mass will be held on February 6, 2021 at 12 pm at St. Columbkill Catholic Church (36483 Co 47 Blvd, Goodhue, MN 55027) with a visitation starting at 10 am. Interment will be at St. Columbkill Cemetery following mass.
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