Ralph L. Ryan

Ralph L. Ryan, 92, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Lutheran Living.  Private burial will be held in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.   The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services are caring for Ralph’s arrangements and his family.   Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.


Ralph Lamont Ryan was born on July 19, 1925, in Eliza Township, Illinois, the son of Delmar and Hilma Ryan.  On June 1, 1947 Ralph was united in marriage to Shirley Slattery in Muscatine, Iowa.  Ralph retired from McKee Button Factory and also drove bus for the south end.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening. 


Ralph will be deeply missed by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Charlotte Lake of Fruitland, Elizabeth (Casey) Cox of Eliza, IL and Hilma Warstaff of Muscatine; son, Ronald (Roberta) Ryan of Muscatine; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.    


Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Reuben and Robert Ryan; grandson, Randal Ryan; brothers, Clifford, Ronald, Donald and Richard Ryan; sisters, Dorothy Vanatta, Verna Santos and Maxine Powell.