Steven L. Ryan, Sr., Beloit, WI
February 24, 1941 - October 8, 2017
Steven L. Ryan, Sr., 76, of Beloit, WI, passed away, surrounded by his children, on October 8, 2017. Steven was born February 24, 1941, in Rockford, IL, the son of Harry and Alyce (Ehnert) Ryan. He graduated from Harlem High School, where he met his wife of 57 years, Antoye (Jones) Ryan. They married November 21, 1959. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Beloit. He was an active member of Gideons International. Steven enjoyed driving the Sunday School Bus, and did so until he was physically unable to. Steve owned and operated Ryan Heating and Sheet Metal in Beloit, from 1974 – 2006, and retired from there in 2012. He loved his wife, and six children, fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Steven is survived by his wife, Antoye; children: Steven (Cheryl) Ryan Jr., Amy (Peter) Newton, Paul (Debbie) Ryan, Joshua (Charline) Ryan, Jennifer and Jason Ryan; grandchildren: Zachary Kopplin, Breanna (Corey Burns) Ryan, Cole (Nicholas) Ryan-Strub, Tory Ryan, Ashley Millard, Kailie Ryan, Niki Millard, Jonathan and Grace Ryan, Anthony Thornton, Jaelyn, Jayce, Jillian, Keagan, and Mitchell Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Bailey and Rae Burns; siblings: Char (Larry) Perkins, Gail (Carl) Sefrhans, Kristine (Mark) Amundson, and David (Linda) Ryan. He is preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Brody Ryan.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 13, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Rosman, Uehling, Kinzer Funeral Home at 1125 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI. There will be no visitation the day of the funeral. Services for Mr. Ryan will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m. at Berean Baptist Church located at 1992 Shopiere Road, Beloit, WI. Online condolences to the family can be made at RUKFuneralHome.com.
The family would like to thank all medical personnel and facilities that took such great care of Steven over the years.