Arthur “Dan” Ryssman
January 9, 1939 ~ January 11, 2019
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of husband and father Arthur Daniel Ryssman on January 11, 2019. Known to family and friends as Dan.
Dan was born to Bert and Nora O’Leary Ryssman on the family farm in Santa Ana, California. He was the youngest of 8 siblings, always the ‘baby brother’. Growing up working on the family farm instilled a love of being outdoors in the sun and gardening, a strong work ethic and a love for family that will never end as he has passed these along to his children and grandchildren.
In high school, Dan made many life-long friendships. These friendships began many adventures leading to the fun stories the family is blessed to remember. It was also in high school that Dan made friends with a beautiful girl who would later become his best friend, Karen L Wilson. Dan and Karen were married August 1, 1959. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles temple on January 16, 1965. Dan and Karen are the parents of 5 children.
Dan graduated from Santa Ana High School, attended Santa Ana Junior College and began employment at the County of Orange as a draftsman. Being hired at W. F. Croddy Corporation in 1964 moved him into the Mortgage Lending field which became his life’s occupation. The family moved to Yucaipa, California in 1969 and then settled in Reno, Nevada in 1977.
Dan remained an active and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in many capacities including teacher, counselor and scouting leader. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a beloved brother and uncle, a true and caring friend.
Dan is preceded in death by parents Bert and Nora; siblings Bert, Maxine Meador and Otto; brothers-in-law Dan Potts, Bill Meador, Wesley Jiles; sisters-in-law Dorothy Brown, Carol Segner; nephews Michael and Ricky Potts.
He is survived by his wife Karen; children Chelle Streng (Martin), Matthew (Paula), Daniel (Kelli), Greg, Marsha Niedfeldt (Kelly); sisters Dorothy Quante (John), Mona Potts, Iris Putzig (Don), Naomi; mother-in-law Maurine Lake Jacobsen; brother-in-law Greg Wilson (Cindy). Dan is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Additionally, the Curt Hillner family who love him as their own father.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19 at 10 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2505 Kings Row, Reno, NV preceded by a viewing beginning at 8:30 am. Services entrusted to La Paloma Funeral Services.