Katie Ann Ryan-Mann
April 26, 1960 ~ April 18, 2020
Kathleen “Katie” Ryan-Mann entered this world on April 26, 1960, in St. Paul, MN, and departed on April 18, 2020, peacefully at home, in Brandon, SD, with her loving husband Rich, at her side.
A Celebration of Katie’s Life will take place at a later date.
Katie attended Stillwater High School and moved to South Dakota in 1994, where she met her soulmate, Rich Mann, and married him in 2006. Katie was a 14-year cancer survivor.
Katie loved life. Despite being dealt a hand that included multiple health obstacles, she lived her life with gusto. She had a quick wit, a raucous laugh, and a smile and personality that filled a room. She never failed to find humor in even the most difficult situation and went out of her way to make everyone around her feel at ease and laugh.
To know Katie, was to know you were loved. She will be missed, and her memory cherished, by all who knew her.
Katie will be deeply missed by the love of her life, Rich; her mother, Virginia; brothers, Matt (Glenda), Kevin (Marybeth), and Timm (Kevin); their children – nieces and nephews; multiple cousins, and her best friend, Randy.
Katie is preceded in death by her dogs, Sparkplug and Jackknife, her father, Jerome, and two infant sisters.