Father F. Lee Ryan
By Father F. Lee Ryan
September 14, 2016
Father F. Lee Ryan, 83, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Friday, September 02, 2016.
He was born on August 14, 1933 in Kinsman, IL, the son of Leo Ryan and Hildegard (Coughlin) Ryan.
Mr. Ryan was in the Army. After completing his time in the Army he attended U of I, transferring over to Conception Seminary Conception Missouri where he received his Masters of Theology. He was ordained a priest on May 25, 1968. He was a priest at St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Watseka for over 20 years. He was also a Chaplin and Chaplin emeritus for the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed gardening and traveling.
Surviving Father F. Lee Ryan is one brother, Maurice and Sue Ryan of Palm Harbor, FL; one sister, Leona Myers of Dwight, IL; two nieces and nephews; Jane and Steve Fritsch, Michael and Kelly Myers, Kelly and Jeff Heckman, and Kevin and Carrie Ryan.
He is also preceded in death by both his parents; and one brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Myers.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 3-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Clifton. Father Vern Arseneau will officiate.
Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Ransom, IL.
Memorials in Father F. Lee Ryan's name can be made to St. Edmunds Catholic Church.