Ryan left us too soon on May 15, 2018 at the age of 53. He was born in Duluth, MN to Keith and Lorna Martin. He was the youngest of six children. Ryan attended Morgan Park High School and graduated from the last class before the school closed in 1982. Ryan graduated as a machinist at St. Cloud Tech. He was a member of ABATE, United Sportsmen Club, the National Rifle Association and the United Protestant Church. Ryan was the driving force behind the Diabetic Memorial Run which raised money for juvenile diabetes for 20 years. “Rain or shine it’s scooter time”. Previously, Ryan worked for RJ Sports and Cycle, Superior Motorcycle, and Arrowhead Machinists. Over the last 10 years Ryan was a maintenance mechanic at Sappi Paper Mill where he was proud to be part of their brotherhood.

Ryan was a spiritual man who found God in the lakes, rivers and streams. He was a family man who spent his time with his daughters, friends and loved ones. He was a wonderful son, father, brother, friend and partner. His passion was fishing and spent every moment he could enjoying the outdoors.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Ethel Martin, Charles and Lorna Mullen and niece Shana Holt.

Ryan is survived by his parents Keith and Lorna Martin; daughters Melissa, Catrina and Kierdra; brother Randy (Ann) Martin; sisters Jill (David) Gordon, Terri (Jeff) John, Tracy Grandi, Robin (Mike) Motley; his first mate Lisa Gould (Cameo Torok) and dog Chi Chi. He will be greatly missed by his nephews and nieces Jessica, Harlan, Sean, Patty, Rebecca, Willie, Alex, Kelly and Joe. Ryan also had a large circle of extended family and friends. He loved you all as we do.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 23rd at 10:00 am with a visitation beginning at 9:00 am at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN.

From Duluth News Tribune