MR Convenience co-owner Marty Ryan diesRyan and partner Richard Sterbenz owned several enterprises and developed a 38-acre commercial park on Brakke Drive in the town of Hudson.
Martin J. Ryan, co-owner of the MR Convenience station-store at I-94 Exit 4, has died at the age of 62.
A notice of his death appeared recently on the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes website.
The notice says Ryan, better known by his nickname Marty, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Somerset on Dec. 23.
Funeral arrangements are said to be pending.
Ryan moved to the Hudson area in 1980 after he and his business and domestic partner Richard Sterbenz acquired properties in St. Paul.
He was from Chicago originally, where he and Sterbenz formed Richmar Industries Inc. in 1970.
They owned several enterprises together and developed a 38-acre commercial park on Brakke Drive in the town of Hudson, next to MR Convenience.
One of the streets in the development is named Ryan Drive.
Ryan and Sterbenz built at least three office buildings in the development.
First National Community Bank and Hudson Insurance are located in the Hudson Financial Center, which fronts Hwy. 12.
The Hudson School District’s administrative building also is located in the development.
Ryan started his business career as a meat wholesaler in Chicago.
He and Sterbenz also were partners in Dalson Foods, a meat wholesale business located in one of the buildings in their town of Hudson commercial development.