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Michelle Kae Ryan


Our dear mother Michelle Kae Ryan, 62, of Des Moines, Iowa sadly passed away on June 28th, 2022 of natural causes.


She was loved by so many. She was predeceased by her grandparents Warden and Betty Durflinger. And left behind dad Garry (Waneta) Rupe, mom Loreda (Dean) Watson. Sister Debbie (Terry) Pettigrew; sister Rhonda Williams and brother Brandon (Melissa) Watson. Children; Derek Rupe, Kristina Ryan, Montana Ryan, and Austin Ryan. Grandchildren; Silas Weatherly and Jayden Slinker. Her favorite cousin Patricia Monohon and lifelong best friend Karla Baker. And many many other family members.


Growing up Michelle loved spending time on her grandparents' farm. She had soo much love for animals. Michelle also loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching game shows and cheering for her favorite football team the Denver Broncos.


To honor Michelle’s memory we will be having a Celebration of Life on July 30th 1pm to 4 pm At the Eagles Lodge (6567 Bloomfield Road, Des Moines, Iowa). We ask anyone who knew Michelle to please attend and remember her wonderful life as she wanted everyone to celebrate her life and live it up. We ask attendees to wear orange and blue as her favorite colors were those. Also, if you have any pictures please share so we can post them in her memory.