Dorris Ryckman Obituary

Dorris Newman Ryckman
Dorris Newman Ryckman
Dorris Newman Ryckman

June 26, 1917 - April 23, 2007
Born in Flint, Michigan
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Obituary

Dorris Newman Ryckman, 89, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at Wesley Acres in Des Moines, Iowa on April 23, 2007. She was born June 26, 1917, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Lillian Parker Newman and Leslie Gregory Newman.

She was a proud University of Michigan graduate and taught for a short time in the Flint and Detroit schools. After marrying John Howard Ryckman on June 22, 1942, they moved to Detroit and later to Birmingham, Michigan; Clarkson, Ontario, Canada; and then to Des Moines in 1967.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Des Moines, the American Association of University Women, the Des Moines Women’s Club, and was a
docent at the Des Moines Art Center.

She is survived by her husband John of Wesley Acres, son Les and wife Mary of Troy, Michigan; daughter Nancy of Greensboro, North Carolina; son Don and wife
Mary of West Des Moines; and five grandsons, Tim (Christine) of Birmingham, Michigan; Brad (Kelli) of Nashville, Tennessee; Greg (Michelle) of Chicago; Mike of Tucson, Arizona; and Brian of Boulder, Colorado.

Dorris will be remembered by her family and many friends for her cheerful spirit, her warm and welcoming smile, and her loving, giving, and supportive nature.

The family will be receiving visitors at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 26 at 2 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Interment will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Lapeer, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to any educational fund of First United Methodist Church of Des Moines, the AAUW Educational Fund, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Visitation
First United Methodist Church
1001 Pleasant
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Thursday, April 26, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Service
First United Methodist Church
1001 Pleasant
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Thursday, April 26, 2007
3:00 PM
Cemetery
Oregon Township Cemetery
Lapeer, MI
Saturday, April 28, 2007
2:00 PM

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