Jack Dale Ryan Sr., age 77 of Ionia, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Jack was born in Cadillac, MI on July 30, 1935 to Gladys (Demory) and Harry Ryan. He married Frances Kinsley on August 6, 1953. Jack and Fran have three children, Teresa (Richard) VanderWarf, Jack Dale Ryan Jr. and Lisa Wolfe. They have 8 grandchildren, Richard (Yola) VanderWarf, Erin (Joe) Cardmone, Jack (Heather) Ryan III, Maggie Ryan, Cody Ryan, Jeff (Tracy) Wolfe, Ryan Wolfe and Sean Wolfe. They have 8 great-grandchildren, Cris and Ally VanderWarf, Kasey, Lucas and Chelsea Wolfe, Jack Dale Ryan IV, Joey Cardmone and Ivy Leann expected in June. He also leaves behind sister Wanda Raymond of Metron at Big Rapids, sister-in-law Patricia Kinsley Bean of Pellston, 3 brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Jack worked for the Lowell Light Co. for 34 years before his retirement in 1992. For many years, Jack played in the band Hickory Creek with daughter Teresa and son-in-law Richard VanderWarf. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held Sunday, May 19th beginning 2 p.m. until evening at Lowell Township Hall, 2910 Alden Nash, Lowell MI 49331. Memorial contributions may be sent to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133, www.copdfoundation.org.