Thomas Heyliger Ruan(1957 - 2013)

Thomas Heyliger Ruan

Des Moines

Thomas Heyliger Ruan, 55, passed away on January 30, 2013. He was born on April 15, 1957 to Elizabeth (Adams) and John Ruan. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and then attended Iowa State University. After college he worked for Iowa Import/Export and for Des Moines Flying Service. He then became an entrepreneur in the food and beverage area.

Tom enjoyed golf and spectator sports including the Dolphins, Iowa and Chicago Cubs.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Ruan; sons, Thomas Adam Ruan (fiancé, Carolyn Cameron) and Phillip Arthur Ruan (Desiree); his grandchildren, Drake and Penelopi Ruan; and brother, John Ruan, III (Janis). Tom was preceded in death by his father, John Ruan, and his sister, Elizabeth Jane Fletcher.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the , 2600 72nd St., Ste #0, Urbandale, IA 50322. Services are private but condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-0078

Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2013