Wayne L. Ryan, Ph.D.

Wayne L. Ryan, Ph.D.

Jun 14, 1927 – Nov 3, 2017

Preceded in death by wife, Eileen Ann Ryan; sisters, Katherine and Patricia.  Survived by five children: Connie Ryan, Timothy Ryan (Marie), Stacy Ryan (Brad Focht), Carol Ryan (Bill Mula), and Steve Ryan (Lindsay); brother, Don Ryan; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Nov. 6th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 10:30am, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.  Family Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Corning, Iowa Alumni Association, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning, or Corning, Iowa Public Library.




  • Bill Kramer Posted November 5, 2017 10:52 am

    My Uncle Wayne was always someone who I looked up to. He exhibited a quiet strength and intensity that allowed him to achieve amazing things throughout his life. I am proud to have been able to know him. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family during this difficult time.

  • Mike and Becky Grundman Posted November 6, 2017 9:10 am

    Wayne Ryan loved his hometown, Corning, IA. It was evident by the way he supported many projects here in Corning, which would not have been possible without him. It was our pleasure to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  • Mike and Becky Grundman Posted November 6, 2017 9:12 am

    Wayne loved his hometown, Corning, IA. It was clearly evident by the way he supported many projects in Corning. It was our pleasure to know Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  • David Giles Posted November 6, 2017 11:15 am

    I first met Wayne in 1983. He was a gracious host and we dined well at his club.

    Wayne was a superb scientist and a gentleman in the truest sense of the word.

    Though the latter years were sometimes fraught the sheer strength and scope of his achievement cannot be denied. In founding and building Streck he provided a model to follow for all scientists with aspirations in the commercial world.

    My wife Anne and I and the Alpha team the extend our deepest sympathy to all the family, many of whom we have met over the years.

    Wayne Ryan enriched my life; may he rest in peace.


  • Angelo Fracassi Posted November 6, 2017 12:25 pm

    Met him only a few times, but surely enough to be appalled by his personality and passion for science.
    I am close to the family and coworkers, and in particular to my longtime good friend Connie.

    A prayer from Italy.


  • Kelly Petsche Posted November 6, 2017 7:21 pm

    I worked at Streck Labs with Dr. Ryan for a short period of time directly after college and he was such a nice gentleman to work for. He truly loved the company and what he did. I am so sorry for your loss Connie and Stacy and the rest of your family and will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • Lorenzo Fracassi Posted November 7, 2017 3:43 am

    Dear Connie,
    I also would like to add my deepest condolences to you, your family and coworkers.


  • Candace (Krebs) Wines Posted November 11, 2017 5:38 pm

    I was sorry to hear about Uncle Wayne’s passing. My heartfelt condolences go out the the Ryan family.

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