Todd Michael Ryan was born in Summit, New Jersey to Marilyn and Michael Ryan on March 25, 1962. His parents had relocated to Madison NJ from Sioux Falls. Except for a couple of years in Moorhead, MN (1966-1968) Todd grew up in Madison, where he attended public schools. While in New Jersey, Todd worked in the food service industry at a Shop Rite grocery store and at Bradlees Department Store.
In 1997 when Todd’s father retired and moved to Mitchell, S.D., Todd came along. He found a warm and welcoming community in Mitchell and the special support he needed from the Mitchell Area Adjustment Training Center (MAATC) and the people at Lifequest. With that support he was able to live in his own apartment at Cathedral Square on North Langdon Street and work part-time at the Mitchell Daily Republic. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Survivors include his parents, an uncle, Curt Olsen of Hoboken, NJ; his brothers: Philip Ryan of San Francisco, CA and Timothy Ryan of Duluth, GA, sister-in-law, Cindi Ryan and nephew, Liam Ryan of Duluth, GA and niece, Katherine Ryan of New York City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to LifeQuest, 804 N Mentzer, Mitchell, SD 57301.