Dorothy Fern Ryan 1928-2019


Dorothy Fern Ryan, age 91 of Decatur, went to be with her Lord at 9:43 pm Sunday, September 29, 2019 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dorothy was born in July of 1928 in Bunker Hill, Illinois daughter of Edward and Della Mansholt. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Dorothy was a bookkeeper for Miller and Johnson Accounting. She volunteered at the LSA Resale Shop and the St. Mary’s Hospital Gift Shop. Dorothy married James E. Ryan in August of 1948. He preceded her in death on December 12, 2012.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate her Life will be held at 11:00 am. Thursday,           October 3, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (#1 Bachrach Court, Decatur, IL 62526).  Pastor Wray Offermann will be officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Private burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park. Memorials if desired may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Surviving are her daughters, Sue (Dane) Henry, Janet (Phil) Jones, Donna (Allen) White all of Decatur, many beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, husband, one brother and one sister.

Dorothy was a very much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she will be deeply missed.

Please sign the family guestbook.

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