Date of Death: June 2, 2019

Service Details

In accordance with Darla’s wishes cremation has been conducted and graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers with Pastor Dan Lane officiating.


Obituary Notice

Darla M. Ryan, age 79, of Three Rivers passed away surrounded by her two daughters on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at her home.  She was born in Chicago, IL on December 16, 1939 the daughter of Frances and Madge (Wisniewski) Ryan.

Darla graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1957.  She was employed for many years at Continental Can and later retired from Owen Illinois of Constantine.  She was a proud and faithful member of the Eagles # 2303, American Legion Post # 170, and Moose Lodge # 474.  She enjoyed endless time playing euchre and volunteering her time coordinating funeral dinners.  Darla also cherished time spent with family, friends, and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in passing by her parents, lifetime partner, William Affhalter, and brother, Dennis Wisniewski.

Surviving to cherish Darla’s memory are daughters, Renee E. Scheetz and Nancy J. Nelson; sister, Eileen Stapelton; brother, William (Kathie) Wisniewski; grandchildren; Christopher, Bryan ,and Amanda Scheetz, Michael and Steven Wolfe, Kristen (Lincoln) Lake; great grandchildren, Peyton, and Coley Silvers, Rosalie, Mason and Marcus Wolfe, Connor and Olivia Lake; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be directed to Three Rivers Hospice or Animal Rescue of St. Joseph County (A.R.F).  Envelopes available and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 

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  1. Darla you are going to be missed. Rest In Peace. I’m going to miss our talks on your porch. We solved a lot of the worlds problems. Prayers go out to the whole family.

  2. Darla and I became friends when our class began meeting monthly after our 50th reunion. We lived down the street from each other for years but never connected. I was the designated driver whenever when we went out of town, Darla didn’t like driving far from home. She could communicate with anyone and had a keen memory for coming up with names when no one else could remember them.. I will remember those fun times .

    I especially appreciate Nancy for keeping me updated. God bless the entire family and grace for the days to come.

  3. My prayers go to Darla’s family and all of her friends. I knew Darla when I was living in Three Rivers and attending the Eagles. Darla will be greatly missed by everyone. Judy Gilchrist Mohney of Stayton, OR.

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