Steven Ryan



Steven P. Ryan, 74, of LaGrange, IN, died Wednes­day, Sep­tember 13, 2023, at Majestic Care of Goshen.

Mr. Ryan was born on April 3, 1949, in Fort Wayne, IN, to George and Ruth (Fry) Ryan.

Steve lived for many years in Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated in 1963 from Bethlehem Luther­an Middle School and in 1967 graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School.

He worked for 32 years for the United States Postal Service, working in Fort Wayne as a courier and then in LaGrange in mainte­nance. He was a mem­ber of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange, IN, the LaGrange American Legion Post #215, and Fort Wayne American Legion. Steve was also an avid fisherman.

Mr. Ryan was a Unit­ed States Army veter­an having served in the Vietnam War.

On April 22, 1980, in Fort Wayne, IN, he married Shelley R. Yer­ington; Mrs. Ryan sur­vives in LaGrange.

Also surviving are his four sons, Christo­pher Ryan of LaGrange, IN, Joe (Mary) Ryan of Cassopolis, MI, Adam (April) Ryan of La­Grange, IN, and Earl Yer­ington of LaGrange, IN; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Janet Parker of Churubusco, IN, and Pat (Gary) Powel of Fort Wayne, IN.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a son, Daniel Ryan in 2002.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, IN. Rev. James Bennett will officiate.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, at the funeral home, from 4 p.m. until the service time at 6 p.m.

Burial will take place privately at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange, IN.

Memorials may be made to Riley’s Children Hospital for Children’s Cancer.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.fruripmayfuneral­

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