William C. Ryan
William Carroll "Bill" Ryan, 66, of Cheyenne died Aug. 26 at his home.
He was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Cheyenne and had lived here most of his life.
Bill served in the Wyoming Air National Guard where he achieved the rank of senior master sergeant and was called to active duty during the Gulf War.
Bill attended the American College of Forensic Examiners, Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy Coroners Basic Training, Homeland Security Weapons of Mass Destruction courses, FBI Terrorism courses and achieved a Level 3 Homeland Security Certification. He served as the Laramie County Coroner for the last 16 years and was a Wyoming licensed embalmer and a funeral director for Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel Of The Chimes for over 40 years.
Bill was the past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 801, Past Faithful Navigator of Knights of Columbus Assembly 1223, past president of Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, and past Lt. Governor of Kiwanis Division 13. He was also a member of the Wyoming State Coroners Board, American Legion Post 6, and the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Christine L. (Garcia) Ryan of Cheyenne, whom he married March 18, 1978, in Cheyenne; his father, Frederick L. "Fred" Ryan of Cheyenne; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas K. and Kim Ryan of Northglenn, Colo.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shannon M. Ryan of Cheyenne and Kerry C. "K.C." and Todd Jochim of Lakeside, Mont.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherry and Gene Nelson of Cheyenne and Joyce and Howard Holmstrom of Arvada, Colo.; six grandchildren, Ryan, Noah, Haley, and Logan Jochim, all of Lakeside, and Taylor and Kennedy Ryan, both of Northglenn.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Maurine G. Ryan and a son, Timothy P. Ryan.
Vigil for the deceased will be 7 p.m. tonight Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Bishop David L. Ricken officiating.
Funeral liturgy will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cathedral with Bishop Joseph Hart as the celebrant.
Casket bearers are Russ Zasadil, Tim George, Ron Kisicki, Lucky Burback, Marc Thayer, and Ron Sargent.
Honorary casket bearers are all of his friends.
Military honors will be provided by the Wyoming Air National Guard.
Cremation will follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel Of The Chimes.
Friends may send contributions in his memory to the Hospice Davis Foundation or the Kiwanis Foundation.
This is a paid obituary.One down and few dozen left to go.