J. Brent Ryan, 30, of 3700 G Ave. NE died Sat. May 8, at his home. Services at 11 AM on Wed. at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Rev. Kim Pagel will officiate. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Jack and Jackie Ryan of Cedar Rapids, his mother and stepfather, Ginni and Ken Kolek of Central City, a stepbrother, Adam Kolek of Central City, two stepsisters, Bryanne Baker of Hiawatha and Kiley Baker of Cedar Rapids, grandparents Norman and Esther Graham of Cedar Rapids and grandmothers, Vernita Ryan of Cedar Rapids and Julie Kolek of Springville. He is also survived by his Godparents, Glen Opfer and Nancy Ryan, several aunts, uncles, cousins and his pet dog, Kody. Brent was a very special uncle to Chase, Courtney and Alexys. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Rick and a grandfather, John Ryan.
Brent was born on April 9, 1974 in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Kennedy High School. Brent was the construction supervisor at Task Force 3. He had a passion for all types of music and managed the musical group 'Whale Boy'. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Brent's name. The casket will be closed on Wed. Please leave a message, tribute or memorial to the Ryan Family on our web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.