The Ryan Difference


Funeral Planning & Services

Ryan Funeral Home is the only fourth-generation family-owned and operated funeral home in Madison, WI, and is the oldest. Our family has been serving individuals of all faiths and backgrounds in the greater Madison area since 1938.

Paul Ryan, the founder of Ryan Funeral Homes, demonstrated that through compassionate care and experienced guidance, we can help families honor their loved ones with a meaningful tribute. Three of the four generations of the Ryan family are still actively involved in the funeral home in Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas, and the community it has built.

Current owner, Roman Ryan stated, “We take great pride in serving our community in their time of need. Ryan Funeral Homes has stood the test of time because of the personal attention and care we provide to each family we serve. We continue to build the funeral home’s reputation for consistency, stability, and dependability within our communities because of it.

We are here to help bring peace, healing, and comfort to each family we serve. In fact, each of our four locations continues to provide funeral services that reach above and beyond the expectations of these families. Surveys returned to the funeral home continue to have a 97% or higher satisfaction rate. Our team is accustomed to holding your hand and guiding you through the funeral planning process. Our purpose is to help you honor your loved ones in the way you and they desire to be honored.

Our years of experience serving local families generate a unique understanding and perspective on how to personalize each family’s experience and meet their individual needs. Whether we are assisting a family with their pre-planned funeral arrangements or guiding a family through an expected or unexpected loss of a loved one, our desire is to bring peace of mind that those final arrangements will be flawlessly implemented.”

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Whether you are planning for yourself or assisting a loved one, you can count on our team at Ryan Funeral Home in Madison, WI, to compassionately assist you with creating a service to honor your final wishes with dignity.

Please contact us with any questions about taking the next steps toward your planned arrangements.

what our families say

Tiffany Foster went out of her way to fulfill all my requests, talked me through problems I was facing, and tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible when I was a wreck, totally crushed, and I thank her with all of my heart for that.

James S. | July 2020

The professional manner of the staff made a difficult time a little easier.

Lynda R. | July 2020

Services provided for both parents were perfect, on time, and no issues. Brenda is awesome and strong!

Michael M. | July 2020

Skyler was absolutely amazing. She was so caring and helpful through this whole process. She even went above and beyond to meet with us in DeForest and even to make a stop at our home to drop off or pick up anything needed. While it was a small gesture, it was so helpful and greatly appreciated.

Brooke S. | Dec. 2020

Madison North East

2418 N. Sherman Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
Tel: 608-249-8257

Madison West

5701 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719
Tel: 608-274-1000


220 S. Enterprise Drive
Verona, WI 53593
Tel: 608-845-6625

DeForest / Windsor

6924 Lake Road
DeForest, WI 53532
Tel: 608-846-4250