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Mark Anthony Ryan
October 2, 1956 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Mark Anthony Ryan, 67, of Zumbrota, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 10, 2023. He was born in Zumbrota on October 2, 1956, to Donald and MaryLou (Majerus) Ryan. He grew up in Goodhue and graduated from Goodhue High School. Mark was united in marriage to Leia Zimmermann on June 20, 1992 in Mazeppa. He went on to the Rochester Vo-Tech and studied auto mechanics. He worked as a foreman at Dairy Farmers of America for 36 years, until his early retirement due to health issues. He loved traveling, going deep sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas, MX, spending time in Arizona, and going on cruises. He had a passion for cars. His favorite days were family days at home, spending time with his children and grandchildren. He always put a smile on other peoples’ faces regardless of his situation. He was a member of the Goodhue Lions Club for one year.
He is survived by his loving wife, Leia of Zumbrota; four children, Nichole (Tom) Rude of Zumbrota, Josh (Brittany) Ryan of Spring, TX, Jordan (Renae) Ryan of Plainview, and Courtney (Andrew) Sonquist of Clear Lake, IA; ten grandchildren, Kirt, Braelynn, Carlie, Brody, Parker, Logan, Charlotte, Jackson, Eli, and Ella; his parents, Donald and MaryLou Ryan of Goodhue; seven brothers; and four sisters.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bert “Chief” and Adeline Majerus; paternal grandparents, William and Cecelia Ryan; and his father and mother-in-law, Wayne and Lorraine Zimmermann.
Private services for burial and celebration of life have been made.