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William Joseph Ryan
CREVE COEUR — William Joseph Ryan died at age 72 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was born on September 15, 1945 in Knoxville, TN, the son of James and Erma (McSchooler) Ryan. William married Patricia Ann Williams on November 27, 1965 at St. Cecilia Church in Peoria, IL.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years; two daughters; Julie (Julius) Montgomery of Mason, OH, Kellie (David) Saladino of Springfield, IL; four grandchildren: Sophie, Samantha, Josephine, and Ryan.
William was a 1964 graduate of Roosevelt Military Academy. In 1968, William joined the Illinois State Police and served on the force for 27 years. He worked in various roles within the Illinois State Police and retired as a Captain. After retirement, William began working for the Peoria Public School District as a security guard and retired from that role in 2005.
William liked to travel and take motorcycle trips with his wife and longtime friends. He was an avid golfer and a Green Bay Packer fan.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 between the hours of 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria. On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, a visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM with a memorial service being held at 10:30 AM at the mortuary.
Memorials in William's memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choosing.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 15 to June 17, 2018
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