Jon Ryan

July 7, 1955
December 20, 2023

Jon Phillip Ryan, 68, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 20, 2023. He was born July 7, 1955, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Marjorie Alte.

Jon served his county in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a gunner on a swift boat on the Mekong River. He moved to Green Bay in 2001, and later married Karla Schroeder-Salfai at a private ceremony they held in Bellevue in 2002. Jon enjoyed spending his time fishing, getting coffee and donuts on Fridays, and staying active with local veterans.

Jon is survived by his wife, Karla; his stepchildren, Allison (Parker) Herlache and Tyler (Megan) Salfai; his two cats, “Tippy” and “Rupert”, and many other relatives, good friends, and fellow veterans.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie, and an infant brother, Steve.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Thursday, December 28th, for a time of gathering from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. On-line condolences may be given at  In lieu of flowers, donations to support a veteran’s cause made in Jon’s memory would be appreciated.

December 28, 2023
4:00 t0 7:00 p.m.
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