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Elizabeth C. (Ryan) Himmelspach, 77, journeyed peacefully home to Heaven with the angels on her golden Irish wings on Aug. 9, 2014. She passed away at home surrounded by her family.

Elizabeth "Liz" was born on All Saints Day Nov. 1, 1936 in Duluth, to Curtis and Evonne (Hunter) Ryan.

Liz dearly loved the time she spent with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a kind and generous soul, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and friend.

She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph G. Himmelspach in 2006; parents Curtis and Evonne; sister Joan Behning; brothers-in-law, Earl Behning and Tom Kraft; sister-in-law Monica Schmidt and nephew Ron Schmidt.

Elizabeth is survived by her children, Sherri (Bob) Dunbar, Dave (Sandy) and Jill (Troy and Lexi) Himmelspach; brothers, Bob Ryan and Mike (Shirl) Ryan; grandchildren, Scott (Stacey) Dunbar, Terry (Ashley) Dunbar, Kimberly (Brad) Brezezinski, Joey Himmelspach, Jacqui Himmelspach. Liz was also blessed with her six little miracles, great-grandchildren, Sibley, Masyn, Westyn, Seger, Bennett and Coen. She had many nieces, nephews and who she loved very much.

The family would like to send a special message of thanks to the staff at St. Lukes Hospital and to all the friends and family who supported her during her time at home.

At Lizs request no funeral services will be held. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Thank you for sharing in Lizs life with loving and grateful hearts.