James D. Ryan II, age 91, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 26th, 2019

James D. Ryan II, age 91, of Lombard, passed away on February 7, 2019.  James is survived by 2 sons, James D. (Janice) Ryan III and Terrance Ryan; 6 daughters, Marianne (Chuck) Rizzo, Jeannine (Tom) Lofgren, Maureen (Gary) Battistoni, Kathy (Terry) Burmeister, Peggy (Rick) Prochaska and Jenny Carperos; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Michael (Mary Catherine) Ryan and Terrance (Jude) Ryan; a sister, Sheila (Peter) Irmiter; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred (nee O’Neill.)

James was born on November 3, 1927, the son of James and Irene (nee Zimmerman). He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1945.  James attended Northwestern University in 1945, where he played football.  He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1946-1947.  James also attended the University of Illinois, where he also played football.

James married Mildred O’Neill on May 6, 1950 and raised 8 children.  They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary before Mildred’s passing on November 23, 2016.

James enjoyed his family, playing the guitar, watching the Bears, playing golf, woodworking and reading about the Civil War and WWII.

We are left with beautiful memories.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, April 5, 2019, at 10:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

 

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