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John Knox Ryan

April 5, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

John Knox Ryan, 64, of Tama, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2019. His Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 7th: 5pm-7pm at the Eagles in Tama. John was born on May 9th, 1954 in Belle Plaine, IA to Mary Maxie Ryan. John married the love of his life Melody on August 4th, 1978 at the Methodist Church in Toledo, IA.

John was passionate about sci fi movies, shows and books. He was always telling stories about history and trying to educate you to no end. His knowledge about computers, cars, and any electronics was unbelievable. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed one. John loved watching his Iowa Hawkeyes and represented them any chance he got. Johns grandbabies kept him young and vibrant, always wanting him to play more. He enjoyed camping and eating popcorn at drive in movies with his family. In recent years, Melody and John ventured around to most casinos in Iowa, but practically lived at Meskwaki Casino.

Left to cherish his memory are: his beautiful wife Melody; Children: James, Stephanie, Jeremy Ryan, Shawnna (Donny) Roberts and Mr. Dogg. Grandbabies: Chance, Natalee, Jordyn, Kale Ryan and Donald IV and Journey Roberts, Many siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send cards to 503 Oswego St., Tama, IA.



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