Kevin John Ryan
1961 - 2013
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Kevin John Ryan

West Des Moines

Kevin John Ryan, age 52, West Des Moines IA, died on September 22, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kevin was born on May 10, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John and Carol Ryan. Kevin was preceded in death by his father, John Ryan and his sister, Jacqueline Franklin. He is survived by his wife, Joni Ryan; mother, Carol Ryan; sisters Colleen (William) German and Tamara (Alan) Eastlund; nieces Mandy German and Alexandra Johnson, nephews Michael (Jena) German and Ryan Franklin, great nephew, Charlie; step daughters Cara (Miles) Weis and Jenny Myers, and step-grandsons Caden and Dylan Myers.

Kevin graduated from Ralston High School in 1979 and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1983 with a BA in Communications. After a career in broadcasting, Kevin began work in sales with Safeco Credit Company (1990-1999), Iron Mountain (1999-2011), Priority Envelope (2011-2013) and Bindery 1 to present.

Kevin loved music, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, motorcycles, road biking, running, and birds. He was an active member of the Mid America Cage Bird Society.

He married his soulmate, Joni, on June 8, 2013. Kevin leaves a legacy of laughter, faithfulness, dedication and love.

The family will be available for visitation on Thursday, September 26th, 5 - 7 PM at Heafy Heafy Hoffman Dworak & Cutler mortuaries at West Center Chapel at 7805 West Center Road in Omaha, NE. The funeral service will also be held at West Center Chapel in Omaha on Friday, September 27th at 10 AM, with burial immediately following at Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha.

Memorials may be directed to the Iowa Parrot Rescue online at

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Published in the Des Moines Register on Sep. 25, 2013.
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December 22, 2013
Thirteen weeks ago today you passed and still I suffer. I will always carry your heart in my heart. I will always love you. -J
Joni Ryan
October 1, 2013
Joni and Kevin's family - I have known Kevin for around 10 years. We met when we were both on the board of the Great Plains Contingency Planners in Omaha, Ne. We became friends and I have fond memories of great times with Kev. He was truly one of a kind and truly loved life. He will be missed by many. My heart goes out to all of you. May your memories and the love in your hearts help you through this very difficult time. My heartfelt condolences.
Tammy Bruening
September 30, 2013
Colleen~Bill and Family - Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts as you as you go through this difficult time. He will always live on in your thoughts and memories.
Jim and Janice Kozeny and Family
September 26, 2013
Carol, Colleen, Bill and Family, our hearts go out to you and your family. As you go through this difficult time, may all the good memories you have carry you through. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. So sorry for your loss.
Lesia Nordell
September 26, 2013
Joni, we are so sorry about Kevin. Know that we are thinking of you. Kristy Morse and the staff of Warrior Lanes.
September 26, 2013
Dear Tammy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Kevin will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies and prayers for all of you.
Lisa Kruntorad
September 26, 2013
Colleen and Bill
We are so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all and may you have wonderful memories of your loved one.
Jay and Linda Johnson
September 26, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. We'll be there with you in our thoughts. Keith and Ruthie will be there with our condolences. May all the happy memories get you through this time....
Love and Prayers,
Mark "chooch" and Laura Gilliland & Family
September 25, 2013
I had the pleasure of doing business with Kevin over the past few years and enjoyed talking with him. I'm truly sorry for your loss. He was a great guy!
Dan Dykstra
September 25, 2013
So sorry for your loss
Maria Herber
September 25, 2013
To Joni and the Kevin Ryan family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and we are DEEPLY saddened by your loss. We will miss the opportunity to get to know Kevin better as he and Jeff shared many interests. He was a genuinely kind and loving neighbor and we enjoyed witnessing his passion for his many motorcycles from across the made me smile every time I drove by and reminded me to stop and smell the roses. Joni, please let Jeff or I know if you need anything in WDM.


Tracey and Jeff Hilsabeck
neighbors at 8851
Tracey Larrison Hilsabeck
September 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you. My memories will always be of Kevin with his birds, he was such a gentle soul.
Debra Schwartz
September 24, 2013
Tammy, Coleen and Mrs. Ryan I'm So Sorry To her about Kevin he was a great Guy Big J
jeff mccain
September 24, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Kevin was a wonderful and caring person. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
Dale and Diane Kinney
September 24, 2013
He was a great guy and will be missed.
Frank Barriod
September 24, 2013
So sorry for your loss.
jayne grote
September 24, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
James Lunders
September 24, 2013
I pray for peace and strength for your whole family as you struggle through this.
Bonnie Sedlacek
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