Joan (Ryan-Diaz) Humkey

Joan (Ryan-Diaz) Humkey, age 66, of Henderson, NV, formerly of Prior Lake, MN, unexpectedly entered eternal life with our Lord and Savior on July 19, 2018. Joan walked each step of her life in faith.  

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 31, at 11 am, with a time of gathering two hours prior, at St. Michael Catholic Church 16311 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake, MN. Father Tom Walker will preside with family acting as urn bearers. Joan will be laid to rest at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick, MN. Memorials are preferred to the family.  

 Joan was born on February 4, 1952, to Francis “Bud” and Marion (Boegeman) Ryan. She was the second of seven children growing up in Prior Lake. Joan married Tony Diaz on November 20, 1971 at St. Michael Catholic Church, where she received all her previous Sacraments. They lovingly welcomed their only child, Victoria in 1972 and moved to California the following year. Unfortunately, Tony passed away, but Joan kept moving forward.  

 Joan was employed with the United States Postal Service. It was here, she met Hank Humkey and fell deeply in love again. They married in September 2004 and later moved to Henderson, NV. Upon retiring, Joan focused her time being a grammy to beloved grandson, Nicholas.  

 Forever loved, Joan will be forever missed by husband, Hank; daughter, Victoria Diaz; grandson, Nicholas Diaz, siblings, Roxanne Hastings, Pat (Cheryl) Ryan, Tim (Laurie) Ryan, Ellen Krueger, Mary (Steve) Thomas; brother-in-law, John Liemandt; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

 There to greet Joan into eternal life with our Lord are her parents, Francis “Bud” and Marion Ryan and sister Karen Liemandt. 



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  1. To the Ryan family, Please accept my condolences, I know Sue and Joan are together by now, and more than likely up to the same antics as 50 years ago.

  2. Sacramenta Landrum

    Deepest condolences to the Humkey family and friends for the loss of your loved one Joan. You will be reunited with Joan again very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule Daniel 2: 44 that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6: 9, 10, no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5

  3. Connie Cotterman

    Ryan Family,
    I am saddened by the loss of your sister Joan. I have many memories of her. I know my mom loved her and your entire family for that matter. May she Rest In Peace.
    Connie Theis Cotterman

  4. Pat and Family,
    Thinking of you with sincere sympathy.
    May God bless you,
    With Love,
    Roger and Kimmy Ricker

  5. Very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. May she rest in peace.

  6. Michael Gonzalez

    Joan Ryan I truly believe was an Angel sent down from the heavens. I was blessed to be so fortunate to have become friends. I can think of many great attributes she had but there is no denying her genuine selfless self. Joan was authentic no one could question the love was genuine . Always. Never as much as the love for her daughter Victoria. Unconditionally. I offer my deepest condolences to Victoria and the family.
    An amazing cook and always a pleasure to be with. She will be a role model for us all. Truly a woman that new what was important in life.
    I love you Joan Ryan.

  7. Lucrecia Castellon

    My most heartfelt condolences to Vicki, Nick, and the Ryan family. I am sad to know we have lost such a magnifecent human being. Joan always had such kind words, love, and compasion for this world. She was such a joy and light to be around, her smile, and laughter will be missed. Thank you Joan for sharing your beautiful heart with so many. Just seeing your smile fills my heart with joy. I will hold what I learned from you close to my heart, and share your joy and compasion with others in your memory.

  8. Hey Vicki,
    It’s the sound of silence that’s deafening. My heart goes out to you. I know that you are lost but this will only be 4 a moment. God has chosen this time and place for all great miracles to surface. What looks to be a road of despair is actually the road of happy destiny. Please don’t hesitate to call me 4 whatever reason. Peace…

  9. To the Ryan family, Hank, Victoria and my son Nicholas, May God ease your pain during this time of morning. We all feel the emptyness in our hearts and an overwhelming sense of sadness at the lose of such a kind loving companionate soul as Joan was. Vickie your mom was a rock for all of us to lean on more times than I can count. She would and could weather any storm that came her way with Grace and dignity. The love she had for you and Nicholas was unwavering and unconditional. May that love burn bright in your hearts forever! Hank you are a lucky man to have had such a strong women as your wife. May God stay with you and carry you through this tuff time . My heart is with you all! My deepest condolences to all of you!
    May Eternal rest be granted to Joan oh Lord and let Perpetual light shine upon her and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

  10. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all family and friends. May all families look forward to a time in the near future when death will be no more and all sickness will be done away with. Isaiah 25:8 and 33:24. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

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