Ryan Alan Danly was born June 23, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Richard (Rick) and Teresa (Himmel) Danly. He lost his fight with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines at the age
of 36. The family will greet friends in Cedar Rapids from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service. In Ryan's memory, the family encourages everyone to wear their favorite sports team attire. Funeral services: Saturday, Oct. 21, in Greenfield, with burial in Greenfield Cemetery.
He was raised in Cedar Rapids and attended Jefferson High School, graduating in 2000. In his earlier years, he played baseball with the Cedar Rapids Little Reds and Cedar Hills Booster Club. He went on to play in the minor leagues as a left-handed pitcher with the New York Mets' organization from 2001 to 2006. He always had dreamed about coaching kids in baseball, and the past year he helped coach the Nodaway Valley High Baseball team. Another dream he had was to be a firefighter, and he fulfilled that dream by becoming a part of the Greenfield Fire Department. He was employed at Cardinal IG in Greenfield. On April 28, 2012, he was united in marriage to Stephanie (Jensen) Danly at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield. To this union three daughters, Kennedy Jo, Brooklyn Ryan and Arianna Grace, were born.
His greatest joy was being a father to his daughters. He loved fishing, camping, coaching baseball, being on the fire department, softball, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Greenfield.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dick Danly; maternal grandfather, Alan (Bud) Himmel; maternal grandmother, Glennola Himmel; and sister, Stacy Danly.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Danly, and their daughters, Kennedy, Brooklyn and Arianna; parents, Rick and Teresa Danly of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Melissa Danly (Jesse Royse) of Cedar Rapids; paternal grandmother, JoAnn Danly of Cedar Rapids; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Randy and Lori Jensen of Greenfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Chad and Brittany Jensen, and their children, Azalea and Axton, of Adel; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The family of Ryan Danly wishes to express their gratitude for all acts of kindness shown them in their time of sorrow.
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Posted on Friday, 20 October 2017