Gary L. Ryan, 70, of Slater, passed away December 20, 2013. Funeral services were held Monday, December 23 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Slater City Cemetery.

Gary "Goose" Ryan was born October 9, 1943 to Irving Laverne and M. Marie (Sickles) Ryan. Gary and Susan Ryan were married August 28, 2003. He lived in entire life in the Slater area and thoroughly enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson.

Gary is survived by his wife, Susan Ryan, of Slater; three children, Robin Lande, Rick Ryan and Kelli Chamberlain; three step-children, Ryan, James and Jennifer Jo; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Janet Nelson-Reed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Linda.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Soderstrum Funeral Home is Slater assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences and photos may be shared at