Ryan Allen Richardson was born Oct. 27, 1978, in Peoria, Ill., the son of Randall Richardson and Linda (Barker) Richardson. Ryan was raised in Peoria, Ill., where he graduated from high school. Ryan graduated with a degree in history from Bradley University in Peoria, in 2004, and went on to obtain a law degree from Drake Law School in Des Moines in 2007.
Ryan practiced law at Trotzig and Bauerly, P.L.C. in Le Mars, and was involved in several community activities.
He was president of the Plymouth County Bar Association, president of Sertoma, and was a founding board member and secretary of the Helping Young Professionals Energize the Region (HYPER) organization.
Ryan was the incoming Le Mars Chamber of Commerce President, a board member of the Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation (LBIC) and a member of the Iowa State Bar Association.
In his spare time, Ryan played in a softball league, golfing league, performed with the community theater, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Richardson, of Metamora, Ill.; his father, Randall Richardson (Sue) of Morton, Ill.; his sister, Renee Richardson, of Chicago, Ill.; his grandmothers, Carlene Barker and Louise Richardson; and his uncles, Kevin Barker, Jon Richardson, Daniel Richardson, and Jeff Richardson.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Roland Barker and Jerry Richardson.
A prayer service with memory sharing will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. John Battern of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A Memorial Service and inurnment of his ashes will be at a later date in Peoria.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.