Catherine Bieri Ryan

Obituary of Catherine Marie Bieri Ryan

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Catherine Marie Bieri Ryan age 71, passed away early Friday, January 13, 2023 at home with her family. Catherine was born on May 6, 1951 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of Gottlieb and Marie (Webber) Bieri. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in 1969, Catherine continued her education at Michigan State University, Auburn University and Central Michigan University and finally achieving her Doctoral Degree of Audiology/Au.D., Speech Pathologist, MSC. Catherine worked with her father for many years; helping manage the family business, Bieri Hearing Specialist. She continued to own and operate the business after her father’s retirement and grew it into the business it is today. Catherine approached her life just like her business with faith, optimism and determination. She relied on prayer, faith and God to get her through many challenges and decisions.

Catherine was united in marriage to Michael Ryan on June 16, 1987 in Saginaw, Michigan; he preceded her in death August 11, 1996. In Catherine’s spare time she enjoyed traveling, sailing, boating and scuba diving. She also enjoyed devoting time to volunteering at her church. Catherine will always be remembered as a faithful servant to her God. She was generous, giving, gracious, and had such a kind soul. She will be dearly missed.

Catherine is survived by her son; Shaun Ryan, four step-daughters; Melanie (Jason) Beyers, Kristen (Eric) Van Dyke, Stephanie (Jeff) Wolpert and Emily Anaya, eight grandchildren; brother; James (Jeanne) Bieri, niece and nephews; Ann Blizzard, Michael Bieri and Alex Bieri, very dear friends; Susan (Richard) Johnson, Jackie Niteki, Lynn Bucher and her cousin, Carol Frost, and many more family and friends; to many to mention them all.

FUNERAL: Funeral for Catherine will take place Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from Glory International Ministries, 3660 Hermansau Rd, Saginaw, MI  48603. Pastors Brenda Nolish and Ginny Defoe to co-officiate the service. Interment will take place at a later date in St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

VISITATION: Family and friends are welcome to visit Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Monday, January 16, 2023 from 3:00 -8:00 p.m.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider Sharing Hearing Loss Association of America or American Cancer Society.

Deisler Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bieri Ryan Family: Please feel free to share your thought and memories with Catherine’s family at the funeral home, church or by visiting

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3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, January 16, 2023
Deisler Funeral Home
2233 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, Michigan, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Glory House International
3660 Hermansau Road
Saginaw , Michigan, United States
(989) 752-4769
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Catherine Bieri Ryan

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Catherine Bieri Ryan

1951 - 2023

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