Jane Ryckman, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008. She was born in Tower, Minn. on Oct. 20, 1915. After graduating from Buhl High School, she attended business school in Duluth. She married Al Ryckman...
Jane Ryckman, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.
She was born in Tower, Minn. on Oct. 20, 1915. After graduating from Buhl High School, she attended business school in Duluth. She married Al Ryckman in 1936 and began her lifelong residency on Park Point. After many years of working at the Board of Trade, Jane retired in the position of manager.
Jane was known for her many volunteer activities. These include being past president of the Miller Dwan Auxiliary, volunteering for more than 35 years in the hospital and working in the gift shop. As a long standing member of St. Andrew's by the Lake Episcopal Church on Park Point, she served as a past president of the church guild and was a member of the Altar Guild. Among her other interests were participating in the Pike Lake golf league, being a member of the Park Point Legion Auxiliary, serving as president of the Park Point School PTA, and belonging to the Theta Sigma Nu sorority, the Duluth Power Squadron, Park Point Flower and Garden Club, and the Buoys and Gulls Club.
She is preceded in death by her parents Alex and Lucy McWaters; husband Al; and brother David.
Jane is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Fred "Buzz") Dean of Superior; granddaughter Pam Dean-Luhm of Superior; grandson Scott (Lori) of Neenah, Wis.; two great-grandsons, Ryan and Tanner Luhm of Superior; and nephew Tom McWaters of Miami, Ariz.
The family wishes to thank St. Luke's Hospice for their support.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's by the Lake, temporarily located in the former St. Edward's Episcopal Church at 45th Avenue E. and Glenwood. Visitation is at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Cindy Peterson-Wlosinski and Steve Wlosinski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can go to St. Andrew's by the Lake.