TOWN OF SAUKVILLE
Behavior of Ryan Patrick
April 22, 1978 – September 27, 2022
Ryan Patrick Verhaalen, a lifelong resident of the City of Saukville, died unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep at his home in the early hours of September 27, 2022, when his heart failed. Ryan was 44 years old.
Ryan was born at St. Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee on April 22, 1978 to parents Roger and Alice (Korneli) Verhaalen. Ryan is a 1996 graduate of Northern Ozaukee High School.
Ryan will be fondly remembered by his father, Roger; his siblings Susan (Daniel) Kannenberg, Michael (Leeann) Verhaalen and Jill (Greg) Sieren. He is also well loved by nieces and nephews: Nathaniel (Nadxiieli) Kannenberg and his two daughters; Nicholas, Kelly, Jonathan, and Olivia Verhaalen; Benjamin, Jesse, Reily, and Charles Sieren. Ryan is also survived by his aunt Marcella (Jerry) Bell, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Ryan was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Verhaalen, Aunt Loretta and Uncle Earl Paape, Uncle Raymond and Aunt Mary Verhaalen, Uncle Clarence and Aunt Catherine Verhaalen.
Ryan was a smart man with a talent for building and fixing many mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and wooden things. He also had immense proficiency in computers and electronics.
Ryan was most recently employed at EST Corporation in Grafton at Tool and Die Repair. Ryan had a soft spot and a big heart for animals, especially his cat, Lucky, who appeared to be a scared stray dog but became attached to Ryan, who loved and cared for her with attention, food, toys, and a warm home.
Ryan loved the outdoors and nature. He made many gallons of maple syrup, homemade wine, and beer. He liked to keep the bird feeders full and provide food for the squirrels in winter. He enjoyed hunting deer both locally and on his father’s land in northern Wisconsin. Ryan loved that property and spent a lot of time making it comfortable for his loved ones and himself. His father, his brothers and other close relatives of his spent the weekend before Ryan’s death in this space that he loved so much. His family is grateful for this time and the wonderful memories made that weekend.
A funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive West Bend WI 53095). Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 11 from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Ryan will lay beside his mother at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Newburg on Wednesday, October 12 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to your local animal shelter/humane society or animal rescue center of your choice.