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Timothy “Tim” Ryan

April 26, 2021 | 4 comments

Timothy “Tim” Ryan, 72, passed away in La Crosse, Wisconsin on April 24, 2021. He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on November 30, 1948.

He is survived by his wife, Elisabeth; children: Christopher (Mackenzie) and Keridwyn; twin brother, Paul; siblings: Susan (Tom) Stack, Frances Greis, Tony (Paula), Anne Johnson, and Teresa (Mark) Manzella; sister-in-law, Barbara Ryan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary; brothers: John and Michael; brother-in-law, Rick Johnson, and nephew, Mike Cheney.

Per Tim’s wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial service. The family wishes to thank the Oncology, Palliative Care, and Hospice staff at Mayo Clinic in La Crosse for their great care and support.



  1. Anne Johnson

    Tim was so clever and funny. Could spend hours talking and never run out of things to say. He will be missed.

  2. Teresa Ryan Manzella

    Tim always found the best greeting cards…sometimes being late on purpose if the ones in the “belated” category were more humorous.

    I loved our long phone conversations, and I enjoyed his visits to the Cities. I miss him acutely.

  3. Lori Wellert

    I will truly miss my friendship with Tim. He was a witty and fun co-worker. I will forever cherish my memories and talking about what he found on the inter-googles. I can still hear his voice from our last phone conversation, we told each other we loved each other and that moment I will forever remember. My deepest sympathies go out to Liz, Chris and Kerry. Hugs to you.

  4. Luke Hartkopf

    I first met Tim 20 years ago when we started working together. We had almost nothing in common except for our sense of humor and we clicked immediately. We shared 13 years of conversation about classical music, politics, religion, our families and everything else. He was a great clinician and teacher. After he retired, just when I wondered how he was doing, we would run into each other at the Culver’s drive-through and have a catch-up conversation. I will never forget you, Tim. My condolences go out to Liz, Chris, Keri and the family.


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