Fred M. Ryker

Oct. 1, 1931 Oct. 19, 2013

Fred M. Ryker died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathryn Guirlinger, and two grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Maureen K. Ryker; his daughters, Mary Beth Berns, Jennifer Thorne, Cynthia Davis, Ruth Eddingsaas and Carol Rudolph; and 17 grandchildren.

Fred earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering. He was a Korean War veteran, serving on the USS Essex (CVA-9). He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1955.

Private family services will be held.

Schramka Funeral Home, 251-0330, is serving the family.