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David Ryon

August 12, 1959 April 1, 2015
David Ryon
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PEORIA HEIGHTS – David A. Ryon, 55, of Peoria Heights passed away at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at UnityPoint Health – Methodist. David was born on Aug. 12, 1959, in Peoria to the late William A. and Mary C. (Martin) Ryon. He married Marialice O’Neill on Oct. 2, 1982. She survives. He is also survived by one son, Kyle Ryon of West Peoria; two daughters, Meghan (Timothy) Woelfel of Metamora and Molly Ryon of Peoria Heights; one granddaughter, Leah Woelfel; three brothers, Timothy (Nancy) Ryon of Peoria, Thomas (Mary Jo) Ryon of Washington and Michael Ryon of Peoria; and many nieces and nephews. David was the director of buildings and grounds for Peoria District 150 for 29 years, retiring in 2010. He was currently a project manager for Midwest Engineering. He was also working with the Carver Center board on their restoration project. He loved his family, being a grandpa, the outdoors, and playing golf. He was also an avid Bears fan. He generously used his mechanical abilities to help his family and friends find solutions to any project or problem. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, where he was a member. Fr. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, also at the church. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Carver Center or the American Heart Association. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto


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