Ryan Touney, 41, of Jackson, NE passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Jackson, NE; with Father Paul Albenisius officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery in rural Jackson, NE. In leiu of flowers, the Ryan Touney Memorial Fund has been established at the Bank of Dixon County in Ponca, NE. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.
Ryan was born March 23, 1973 in Des Moines, IA to Richard and Linda Touney. He spent most of his childhood in the Sioux City area and graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in 1992. He graduated from Morningside College with a business degree. Since graduating, he has been employed with Hy-Vee and Frito Lay. On April 18, 1998, he was united in marriage to Gina Rutar at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emerson, NE. To that union, they were blessed with three children, Derrek, Dalton, and Dannika.
Ryan was a great son, husband, father, brother, and friend, He loved to coach not only his boys, but all boys in the community. He loved sports, gardening, hunting, fishing and boating. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family and friends.
Ryan is survived by his wife; Gina, two sons; Derrek and Dalton, daughter; Dannika, of Jackson, NE, parents; Richard and Linda Touney of South Sioux City, NE, three brothers; Troy (Tiffany) Touney of South Sioux City, NE, Corey (Lisa) Touney of Brandon, SD, and Sean Touney and special friend Ashley Johnson of Sioux City, IA, sister; Shannon (Andrew) Almelien of Clarinda, IA, parent-in-laws; Louis and Merry Lou Rutar of Thurston, NE, brother-in-laws; Chad (Jennifer) Rutar of Elkhorn, NE, and Nick (Colleen) Rutar of Washington D.C., sister-in-law Kris Rutar of Reston, VA, 7 nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends.
Ryan was proceded in death by his grandparents; Val and Irene Crume, Frederick Sr., and step grandmother Ethel Touney, grandfather-in-laws Dutch Renz and John Rutar.