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Kevin John Ryan

1961 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
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 Des Moines Register on Sept. 25, 2013
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