Bernard V. Ryan, 84, of Ryan, recently of Delaware, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Bernard Vincent Ryan was born July 31, 1928, at home on the family farm, northwest of Ryan, the son of Frank and Helen (McElligott) Ryan. Bernard graduated from St. John’s High School, Ryan, with the class of 1946. He attended Iowa State University in Ames for a time.
Bernard was a lifelong farmer and land steward. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ryan, where he taught CCD classes, and helped with church functions. Bernard truly lived “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
Local survivors include his sister, Rose Marie Ryan; and special friend, Mary Ellen Harvey; both of North Liberty.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Mass of Resurrection was held April 1 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ryan, by the Rev. Richard Gaul. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Ryan.