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Bryan J. Riordan



OTTAWA — Bryan J. Riordan, 35, of Ottawa, died of natural causes Wednesday morning, April 11.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20. The Rev. David Kipfer, pastor of Ottawa Catholic Parishes, will officiate. Please call 815-570-9760 for more information. Private family visitation was at Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.

Bryan was born July 27, 1982, in Ottawa, to Timothy and Pamela (Drinkall) Riordan. He married Katherine Grenda on May 9, 2009, at Deer Park Country Club.

He was the former vice president at D.H. Mayou Roofing Supply Company. He was a 2000 graduate of Ottawa High School and received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Eastern Illinois University.

Bryan was a member of the Sandy Ford Sportsman’s Club. He drew inspiration for life through spending time in nature, hunting morels, fishing, traveling Europe and music.

Bryan is survived by his wife, Katherine; two sons, Owen Timothy and Holland Francis; his mother, Pamela Riordan, of Ottawa; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Riordan, of Ottawa; a sister, Kacie Riordan, of Boulder, Colo.; aunts and uncles including Debbie and Gary Turner, of Ottawa; and brothers and sisters-in-law including Michael and Amber Grenda, of Ottawa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy; his paternal grandfather; and his maternal grandparents.

Memorials may be directed to the family for an educational fund to be established for his sons.

You may sign the online guest book and share remembrances at

Mueller Funeral Home and Crematory

800 First Ave., Ottawa, IL 61350


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