Mark Thomas Ryan

Mark Thomas Ryan

MADISON-Mark Thomas Ryan, age 62, of Madison passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his home.

He was born on March 26, 1951, in Madison, the son of Delbert and Ireta (Padley) Ryan of Lodi. From a young age, Mark was always interested in cars. He could name the year, make, and model of any car. This lead to his lifelong career in car sales. Mark was very well-known and knew so many people from his roots in Lodi through his youth and life in Madison. He could always fill in the blanks and remember the details for friends and family. Mark always remembered his friends in good times and bad with a call or a card. His kindness and friendship will always be remembered.

Mark will be greatly missed by his sister, Marcia (Joe) DiPiazza of Waukesha; brother, Nick (Cathy) Ryan of Schaumburg, Ill.; sister, Barb Ryan of Madison; and nieces, Lisa, Angie, Gina, and Jessica of Waukesha, and their families.

A Memorial Mass will be held at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson West
Funeral & Cremation Care
7435 University Avenue