Adele Ryan

Ryan, AdeleAdele “Della” Zabilka Ryan, 97, of Cambridge Minn., passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

She was born in Chicago on Sept. 5, 1916 and moved to GracePointe Commons, Cambridge, Minn., to be near her son and grandchildren.

Della is survived by her son, Ronald (Barbara) Zabilka of Cambridge, her five granddaughters, Patricia (David) Fowler, Linda (Terry) Jackson, Pamela (JoAnn Hoffman) Zabilka, Laura Zabilka, Paula (David) Frisk, step grandson Rick (Cindy) Olson, 10 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren, three step great great grandsons as well as her brother, Marvin (Dolly) Zabilka, numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family members and dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Herbert Ryan, her parents, Della and Albert Zabilka as well as six brothers and sisters, and her daughter in law Harriett (Ronald) Zabilka.

Della was very active in the Moose Lodge as well as the Senior Citizens Organization in Rosemont, Ill. She loved to dance and share jokes.

Reverend Vicki VanderVegt will officiate funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the Swanson Funeral Chapel. A time of visitation and reviewal will be held one hour prior to the service at the Swanson Funeral Chapel of Pine City.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Della’s name to: The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind 1850 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60608 or online at

Arrangements for Mrs. Adele Ryan are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service ~ Swanson Chapel of Pine City.