Michael P. Ryan, age 62, of Lake in the Hills, died unexpectedly Friday, January 13, 2017, at Centegra Hospital-Huntley.
He was born January 22, 1954 in Chicago to William Joseph and Ruth Diana (Muller) Ryan. Raised in Chicago, Michael also lived in for a time in both Schaumburg and Geneva. For over 33 years, he was a resident of Lake in the Hills.
Michael was employed for 38 years as a lineman for Illinois Bell, which transitioned to Ameritech and then AT&T. He retired from AT&T at the age of 56.
Fishing and golf were his passions in life. He always enjoyed his annual fishing trip to Lake Kabetogama in Minnesota with his fishing buddies. Michael was an avid sports fan of the Bears, Cubs, and USC. Most recently, he found new joy in his role as a grandfather, and cherished time he was able to spend with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his son, Jim (Shawna) Ryan of Lakemoor; grandchildren, Nolan and Caleb Ryan; his mother, Ruth Ryan of Des Plaines; his brother, Richard (the late Barbara) Ryan of Des Plaines; two nieces, Beth (Matt) Lunow and Colleen (Jim) Shilling; and a nephew, Jeff (Stacy) Ryan; and 8 great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Joseph Ryan.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesay. Inurnment will be private.
His family suggests memorials in Michael’s memory be made to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at http://cancer/northwestern.edu.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry, IL is assisting the family. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for his family.
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