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Ryan — 50 years

April 22, 2012
Messenger News
Dr. Bill and Joyce Ryan, of Fort Dodge, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 14.
Cards may be sent to them at 1874 Iowa Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501.
Their family includes Bill and Denise Ryan, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Mike and Jennifer Ryan, of Fairport, N.Y.; Sharon and Richard Ng, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Erin and Johnny Walton, of Florence, Miss. They have12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Their son Greg, and his daughters, Timberley and Sheila, are deceased.
Bill Ryan and Joyce Anderson were married April 14, 1962, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Des Moines.
He had a private veterinary practice in Texas and Oklahoma, and worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, in Des Moines. He retired from Fort Dodge Laboratories after 34 years. He served as president of the Fort Dodge Historical Foundation and Museum for many years and formed the Fort Dodge Dragoons. As colonel of the Dragoons, he originated Frontier Days and was leader of the event for 30 years.
She worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in Des Moines, and Land O’Lakes, in Fort Dodge, prior to being office manager at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for 26 years.
 
 

 

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