Kathleen Marie Ryan, age 84, of Elgin, IL, passed away on November 13, 2021. She was born January 2, 1937 in Saint Paul, MN to her loving parents, Robert N. Hilger and Julia Mary Ryan.

Kathleen was an avid reader and great story-teller who loved to share fond memories of growing up in St. Paul.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Julie Ann Ryan; sisters, Helen Hilger, Claire Hilger, Mary Hilger, and Margaret Hilger; and brother, Robert Hilger.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Karen) Ryan and Mary Siniawski; grandchildren, Michele (Kevin) Jacobs, Joseph Zegar, Jason Siniawski, and Katarina Ryan; great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Leo, Samuel, and Lucille Jacobs; and sisters, Jane Halsted and Ann (Jim) Kelly.

Funeral mass will be at 12:30pm, Saturday, November 20, 2021 at St. Mary Oratory, 517 Elm Street, Rockford, IL 61102. Canon John O’Connor will be officiating.

Interment at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Alsip, IL will be private.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home.  For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.

4 Replies to “Kathleen Marie Ryan”

  1. My sister Kathleen.
    Always a smile and up to something fun!
    Irish eyes and I will miss her. Love, Jane

    1. You’re a great sister Aunt Jane.

  2. A very nice lady who loved to sit and talk with anyone. Mrs Ryan will be missed and remembered. My condolences to her family and friends.

  3. My condolences to your family,haven’t seen your mother/grandmother in many years but remember her like yesterday she was a great woman very sorry for your loss,so sorry I missed her services,would have loved to see your family, Julie was my good friend and I miss her dearly

    Missy Toppel

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