Charles “David” Ryan

Charles “David” Ryan, passed away peacefully at Hospice Home of Hope Monday April 1, 2024. He was born January 15, 1947, to John and Mary Sue Ryan in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He lived in Oklahoma until moving to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 1994. He and his wife Marcia married February 14, 2003, and they were blessed with 21 years together. David joined the Marine Corp and served in Vietnam. He retired from Mercury Marine in 2016.

David was preceded in death by his father and mother, his sons David James (DJ) Ryan and Christopher Lee Ryan, and his brothers Jerry Ryan, Larry Ryan, and Francis Ryan.

He is survived by his wife Marica More Ryan, and his children and their families: Christina (Jory) Seawright, Jason (Jodi) Jagdfeld, Jenny (Nick) Blavat, and Joe (Allison) Jagdfeld. He has 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 5 sisters-in-law, 4 brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

David loved spending time with his family and friends. He always made sure people were taken care of and enjoying themselves and loved witnessing it. He was many times a quiet presence during gatherings, soaking in the antics of children and bantering of his family and friends. He had a lifelong passion for gardening and cooking. His salsa was prized by neighbors, friends, and family. He also enjoyed traveling and visiting historical sites, as well as reminiscing about his childhood and the days he spent at his parent’s Airport Drive-In.

We are thankful for the time we had with David whether as dad, husband, grandpa, uncle or brother. We would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to Hospice Home of Hope, who made his last days enjoyable with their excellent cooking and desserts and ensuring he passed peacefully, and to all the family and friends who gathered around David and supported his family during this time.

There will be a visitation in David’s honor at Zacherl Funeral Home on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A tribute to David’s life will begin at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your local hospice facility or a charity that is near and dear to your heart. Please join us in raising a glass to toast the man that we were all blessed to know and love.