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Rose Ann Ryan

Rose Ann Ryan, 97, passed away Sunday, November 15 at Primrose Retirement Community in Sioux Falls, SD. Rose Ann (Aschoff) Ryan was born July 15, 1923 in Osmond, NE to Henry and Theresa (Grosse Rhode) Aschoff. She moved to Sioux Falls, SD in 1939. She graduated from St. Joseph Cathedral High School in 1943.

Rose Ann married Patrick Ryan in 1950 at St. Joseph Cathedral. Her loving husband died in 1998 after forty-eight years of marriage. 

Rose Ann worked for Northwestern Bell telephone company for over forty years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of St. Mary Church for over fifty years and a member of the altar society, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and Sioux Council Pioneers. For over twenty years, Rose Ann also volunteered her time at the St. Vincent De Paul Store. She is survived by her siblings: Barbaralee Hansen, Renner, SD, Ronald Aschoff of Norfolk, NE, Gerald (Kay) Aschoff of Madison, NE; sisters-in-law: Glenda Aschoff and Edith Aschoff as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Mercedes (Aschoff) Usey, Angela (Angie) Aschoff, Elsie (Aschoff) Weis, Francis (Dick) Aschoff, William (Bill) Aschoff, an infant brother; brothers-in-law: Duane Hansen, Bill Usey, Jerry Weis; and sister-in-law: Lucile Aschoff.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed toward the Patrick and Rose Ann Ryan Endowment Fund at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.

Visitation will be 9:30 AM Friday, November 20 at St. Mary Church with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Masks and social distancing are required. The Mass will be live-streamed at


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