|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1924|
|Death: ||May 9, 2002|
John S. "Toad" Wryn, 77 of Missoula, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2002, at St. Patrick Hospital following a stroke.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1924, in Lewistown to Walter and Elsie Wryn. John was raised and educated in Utica, Great Falls and Fairfield.
On December 6, 1941, at the age of 17, one day before Pearl Harbor John enlisted in the Navy. He served as a professional baker and cook on submarines.
After the war Toad moved to Pennsylvania, worked at Vernelson's Bakery and married Dolores Wendt. To this union six children were born. In 1959 the family moved to Great Falls where he continued his profession. John had lived in Missoula since 1965.
In 1984, he married Betty Crowley.
He was a member of St. Ann's Parish in Bonner and the Baker's Union. After his retirement John worked as a crossing guard at Prescott, Rattlesnake and Russell schools. John enjoyed cooking, woodworking, gardening and playing card games with his family and friends.
John will always be remembered as a true gentleman, great cook, and even greater fisherman. He loved camping and fishing at Holter Lake with his family and friends. Fishing during the day and after a short try at night trolling back to the camper for a game of cribbage or pinocle.
Survivors include his wife Betty Wryn at the family home in Missoula; six children, Eleanor Wryn of Kent WA, Sharon Frederick (Bruce) of Altamont NY, Linda Hunter of Kodiak AK, Karen Ducimetiere (Denis) of France and Great Falls MT, Kathy Davidson (Stephen) of Great Falls and John Wryn Jr. of San Jose; sister Helen Humphreys of Townsend; two stepchildren, Frank Crowley (Tamariah) of Spokane and Cam Seabury of Missoula; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A roasry service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bonner, where a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday. A Reception will follow at the church.
The family suggests memorials to the Missoula County Cander Association or to the America Heart Association, Strokes Againsts Strokes.
Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
Dolores A. Wendt Zarn (1923 - 2005)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes Scattered in Holter Lake, Missoula County, Montana
Maintained by: Ellen
Originally Created by: Rebecca Coltrane
Record added: Sep 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21853228