Patrick M. Ryan
Patrick M. Ryan, age 80, died on March 9, 2022 with his family by his side. Patrick was born to John H. Ryan and Ethel (Mayer) Ryan in Milwaukee in 1941. In 1955, his father moved the family to Green Bay to start the House of Ryan, a Chrysler dealership. Patrick graduated from Premontre High School in 1959, St. Norbert College (BA Economics) in 1964, and received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1966.
After a brief teaching stint, Patrick launched his business career with the acquisition of Petroleum Equipment Service in 1969. Through the efforts of dedicated workers and the loyalty of customers including Stew and Hank Mills of Mills Fleet Farm, Patrick built Petroleum Equipment Service into a thriving construction and service business. In 1987, Patrick opened the first of several Grand Central Station convenience stores in the Green Bay area. In 2005, Patrick gifted Petroleum Equipment Service to four dedicated employees, ensuring its continuity. During his career, Patrick was honored to serve as the president of the Petroleum Equipment Institute. He also served on corporate and non-profit boards, notably as co-chair for St. John the Baptist Parish and Notre Dame Academy.
In his personal life, Patrick was a passionate fisherman and big game hunter. His hunting exploits took him throughout North America, the Yukon, the Arctic, Northwest Territories, Russia, New Zealand, and Africa. The trophies from these expeditions are displayed at Tundra Lodge Resort in Green Bay.
In 1970, Patrick married Nancy Schuh and they had four children. He is preceded in death by daughter, Ann Marie and granddaughter, Katelyn Ryan, both of whom died at birth; along with brother, Jim Ryan; sister-in-law, Sharon Ryan; brother-in-law, Daryl Kapalin; and niece Melissa Kapalin. He is survived by Sean (Mary) and grandchildren, Noah and Maggie; Corey and grandchildren, Natalie and Tommy; and Megan Busick (Mike) and grandchildren, Avery and Mia. He is also survived by siblings, Joan (Nick) Wahl and Kathy Kapalin and their children along with the children of Jim and Sharon Ryan. In 2010, Patrick married Tammy Chartier. He is preceded in death by stepson Bradley Chartier. He is survived by Bradley’s son Dominic and by Tammy’s daughter Taryn Ward (Jay) and grandchildren Beverly, Charles, Elizabeth, and James.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 am until Noon on Friday, June 3, 2022 at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthews Street, in Green Bay until the time of the service. A Mass will be held for Patrick at Noon with Father Bob Kabat officiating. Private interment of ashes will take place at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. A Celebration of Life will take place at Patrick Ryan’s Farm in Gillett, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 4, 2022 starting at 11:00 am. Invitations to the Celebration will be mailed to friends and family in May.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.