Mildred “Millie” E. Ryan, 93, of Dubuque, passed away on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at UPH Finley Hospital.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 am with Deacon Jim Luksetich officiating. Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet cemetery.
Mildred was born on January 7th, 1928 in Richardsville, Iowa, the daughter of Paul and Catherine (Meyer) Hermes. She married Leonard Ryan on September 29th, 1947 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Otter Creek.
She worked at Crescent Ridge in Maquoketa and later, Luther Manor in Dubuque for 31 years.
Millie loved gardening, her yorkies, and taking trips with her family. She traveled to many places including Las Vegas, Branson, Cape Cod, Florida, Wisconsin Dells, Alaska, and Colorado.
She is survived by her children: Jannan (Paul) Anthony, Patrick (Deb) Ryan, Russ (Shelly) Ryan, Grandchildren: Scott Anthony, Sheri (Keith Gloden) Anthony, Brett Anthony, Stephanie (Joe) Hayes, David Hayes, Steve (Stacy) Ryan, Nick (Sarah) Ryan, Rusty Ryan, Michael Ryan, Timothy Ryan, Great Grandchildren: Jenna, Brianna, Taylor, Cody, Jayden, Jordan, Ashley (Nick) Bradley, Allison, Lucas, Nathan, Addison, Payton, Parker, Kaylee, Axel, Willow, Great Great Grandchildren: Brynn, Ella, and Oliver, Her best friend Connie (Ronnie) Bries, Christy Arensdorf, Sarah Ludovissy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard in 1995, Son, Ronald in 2018, Brother, Jerome Hermes, Sister, Rosetta Laughlin, and Great Grandson, Elliott in 2006.
Memorials in Millie’s memory may be given to the Dubuque Humane Society, and St. Jude.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Cloos, the Finley ICU staff, Chaplain Claudia, and Tia Dalsing.
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