Paul Ryan

Feb 03, 1950 - Nov 15, 2021


Paul R. Ryan, 71, of rural Peterson, MN died on Monday, November 15, 2021 at his home with his family at his side. Paul Richard Ryan was born on February 3, 1950 in La Crosse, WI to Ben and Hildegard (Dragvold) Ryan. He was raised on the family farm near Choice, MN and was a graduate of Rushf...


Nov 20


Saturday, November 20, 2021
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Highland Prairie Lutheran Church

43267 Bowl Drive
Peterson, Minnesota 55962

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Nov 20


Saturday, November 20, 2021
1:00 pm

Highland Prairie Lutheran Church

43267 Bowl Drive
Peterson, Minnesota 55962

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Paul Ryan

February 03, 1950 - November 15, 2021

Deb (Sorum) Lueth November 20, 2021

Dear Janet, Michelle, Renee & Steve,

My Deepest Sympathies. I met Paul thru Al Sorum. Al & I drove trucks, Paul expertly painted a few of our trucks. "Talk about attention to detail"! Man if I didn't have that masking tape perfect, he'd show me the correct way! Showroom shine when truck was completely painted! A few times the job was interrupted when Friends like Soppa or Swenson stopped by. Beer break, crank the tunes, we'll finish this tomorrow! You will be dearly missed. Play Your Drums In Heaven!

Deb "Sorum" Lueth

Paul and Jane Preston November 20, 2021

Paul’s family has our heartfelt sympathy. So many good memories from our fun times together at South Padre Island. Paul R. And Paul P. enjoyed their weekly phone calls about farming. We know that Paul is in Rock and Roll heaven with all of the many great musicians that have gone on before him. We will really miss him.

Paul and Jane Preston

Tim Hoff November 19, 2021

Verdale Kinneberg November 19, 2021

To Paul Ryan Family; Paul grew up with the rest of his Class Mates at Rushford Public. Paul played Basket Ball and Football with some class Mates. He was in the Ag. Program. Our Senior year Paul was a Judging Contest at State Level. Grant Isberg, Donny Bunke and Verdale Kinneberg received there State FFA Farmer Degree,
Paul and I, went to Calif. in 1970 for a few Months to get away from the cold and snow. Paul and I, went to University of Minn. Waseca.
Sorry to here of Pauls passing . He will be missed.
From Verdale Kinneberg

Dennis (Sitz) Benson November 18, 2021

To the family: So sorry for Paul's passing. A few memories here: Trips to Harmony roller rink many times - always busy. A carload of 5-6 of us going into a Lanesboro high school dance. A few Lanesboro kids didn't like Rushford kids there and made it known quickly. One of them wanted to start a fight with Rushford's blonde kid (me). Paul took care of that problem in short order. Finally - loading turkeys up at the Ryan farm - catching, debeaking, loading hundreds in truck, and driver telling a few of us to hop on top of truck for ride back into Rushford. Yes - on TOP with fresh air all the way back. Thankfully the driver watched out for us on top and kept his speed low. RIP Paul!

Steve Roelofs November 18, 2021

In the years I knew Paul I don’t recall ever a harsh word and a smile seemed to be his faces default expression. Fifty plus years and the memories are still vivid. RIP Paul!
RHS 68
Steve Roelofs

Rose (Marin) Ernster November 18, 2021

Sending Prayers & Hugs to Paul Ryan's family.
Going through RHS with Paul he'd always have a kind word.
Rest in Peace Paul!

Craig & Vickie Hanson November 18, 2021

Craig & Vickie Hanson: Sorry about you're loss he was a great man kind caring alot fun to be around he will be deeply missed

Peggy Manion Zdon November 17, 2021

Paul was my class mate and he will be missed. I will always remember him as that handsome boy with beautiful black hair and a great smile. My heart and prayers go out to his family at this this sad time.

Sharon Erickson November 17, 2021

Janet and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bring comfort to you.

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