Rosanne Ryer

Rosanne Ryer, formerly of Port Washington, died after leaving Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., where she attended the Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs football game on Monday, Oct. 28. She was 70.

“She fell in the parking lot and was pronounced dead at midnight. It was very sudden and unexpected,” her husband Dennis Ryer said.

She was born in Port Washington to Herbert and Josephine Port Possley on Oct. 24, 1949.

Mrs. Ryer graduated from Port Washington High School in 1968. She received a teaching certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1972 and a master’s degree in library science from UW-Milwaukee in 1981.

 On June 24, 1972, she married Dennis Ryer at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church in Port Washington. The couple lived in Port Washington and Grafton for 24 years before moving to Kansas City.

She was an educator at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic School in Port Washington before becoming a travel agent for Biever Travel and later Travel and Transport.

Her family said she was an avid traveler, crafter, reader and cook who could often be found scouring a local thrift store for a good deal.

Mrs. Ryer is survived by her husband Dennis of Kansas City; daughters Jen (Dustin) Gage of Cartersville, Ga., Kate (Alex) Tignor of Wiesbaden, Germany, and Megan (Jason) Lacy and Erin (Carl) Kissinger, both of Kansas City.

She is further survived by grandchildren Carson and Rhegan Gage, Eric and Haiden Tignor, Jillian and Sloane Lacy and Charlee, Adalynn and Gabrielle Kissinger; brother John (Sherry) Possley of Cedar Grove; stepsister Eileen (Bruce) Friesch of Pewaukee; stepbrother Bob (Sharon) Hoffmann of Sugar Hill, Ga.; and stepsister-in-law Rosie Hoffmann of Waukesha.

Mrs. Ryer was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother Bernadine Augustin Possley and stepbrother Raymond Hoffmann.

A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 4, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kansas City. Interment was held at Resurrection Cemetery in Kansas City.

Memorials to the American Heart Association, Hillcrest Thrift Shop or World Wide Hunger Relief are suggested.




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