Marvin Ryan

Marvin Ryan, lifelong resident of Prior Lake, died suddenly of cardiac arrest on November 4, 2019 at the age of 65. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 15 at 11am with visitation starting at 9:30am all at St. Michael Catholic Church, 16400 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake. Father Tom Walker will preside and Marv’s great niece, Samairah Mohr-Ryan, will be the urn bearer. He will be laid to rest at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Prior Lake.

On January 15, 1954, Marvin Harold Ryan was born to parents, Patrick and Esther (Monnens) Ryan. He was the second youngest of four children. Being a family of all boys, he and his brothers loved to fish by the wagon bridge on Prior Lake. They also enjoyed deer, pheasant and duck hunting, something they did for many years. As he got older, he enjoyed playing softball, specializing in pitching for many different teams in the Prior Lake city league. Marv also enjoyed listening to the Minnesota Vikings.

Marv was very proud to be the caretaker for over 40 years for St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. He enjoyed caring for the cemetery grounds and took great pride in digging the graves for the parishioners of St. Michael’s.  He had a special love for his nephews, niece and great niece.

A simple, kind and generous man, Marv will be sorely missed by his brothers, Roger Ryan, Ronnie Ryan; sister in law, Sandi Ryan; nephews, Kevin, Eric, Jeff; niece, Niki; great niece, Samairah and other relatives and friends.

There to greet Marv in heaven are his parents, Patrick and Esther (Monnens) Ryan and his brother, Dick Ryan.

Marv’s family was cared for with compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, Prior Lake Chapel.


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  1. So sorry for your loss. We had a lot of fun growing up out in Mushtown.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Mervin was a very kind hearted person and will not be forgotten.
    Sending prayers to the whole family.

  3. Rich & Darlene Davidson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Marv helped us place and remove Veterans’ markers and flags at St. Michael’s and St. Paul’s cemeteries for several years. May He Rest In Peace!

  4. Judi Brisse(Monnens)

    Very, very sorry to hear that Marv has passed. My wonderful cousin that I was lucky to be around so many times when we were children. Very sad, but also very happy to have him now with his Mom and Dad and brother Dick…..Rest in Sweet peace Marvin.

  5. I’m very sorry to hear that Marv had passed. Marv was a great part of growing up in the Mushtown neighborhood , he always was a kind and gentle soul. I will never forget him.
    May he rest in peace.

  6. My sincere condolences…prayers for your family
    vicki anderson

  7. Ronnie….Roger….So many memories, be Strong, as you mentored Me to be and even pops.. (John ) at times. Many prayers to you and your Whole Family.
    James Kalton

  8. Kathy Roach Bennett

    Roger & Ron, so sorry for the sudden loss of your brother and my classmate. Marv was a simple kinda guy, that was full of love & kindness for all. He will be deeply missed by all those who know him.

  9. I heard the sad news about your brother and wanted you to know how truly sorry I am. Marv was always very kind to me in high school and I appreciated his thoughtfulness. I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray that you will find the strength and courage to get through this difficult time.

  10. Hugs and Kisses to you all. Darn it. Marc always waved to me when he saw me. Nice guy

  11. So very sorry. Marv will be missed around here .. God Rest his beautiful soul.

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