Ryerson, Donald John
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Donald John Ryerson, age 94, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Donald was born May 30, 1919, in Ripon, the son of William and Augusta (Jantz) Ryerson. He graduated from Ripon High School and went on to serve our country in the United States Army from March of 1941 to October of 1945. In 1941, Donald was united in marriage to Dorothy Putnam in 1941 in Ripon. He worked at Speed Queen for 35 years and was a member of V.F.W. Schultz-Klemp-Wentland Post #5278 and also the American Legion Brown-Parfitt Post #43. Donald was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Ripon.
Survivors include one son, James (Deborah) Ryerson of Ripon, WI; two granddaughters, Lea (Joaquin) Salas of Ripon, WI and Dawn (Keith) Grey of Waukee, IA; two great-granddaughters, Alaina and Sarah Salas both of Ripon, WI; two great-grandsons, Brendan and Kieran Grey both of Waukee, IA and several nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy; daughter, Linda Schieler; four brothers, William, Arthur, Eugene and Melvin Ryerson and six sisters, Hazel Ryerson, Frances (Allen) Bjostrup, May Ryerson, Marcella Dahms, Loretta Dorsch and Gertrude Antoniewicz.
Visitation for Donald will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 9 - 11:00 am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 415 E. Fond du Lac St., Ripon, WI 54971.
Mass of Christian Burial for Donald will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 11:00 am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Ripon. Reverend Robert A. Fictum will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Catholic Church in the Town of Ripon. A memorial is being established.
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Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home
515 Mayparty Dr Ripon, WI 54971
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Mar. 7, 2014