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“Johnnie love you so sorry we did't see each other for years but you're memory will never leave me ”
1 of 44 | Posted by: terry thompson - so bend, IN

“Annie, Deb and I are very sorry for your loss and we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Just always remember that we're here...Read More »
2 of 44 | Posted by: Tim Reiter - South Bend, IN

“Our deepest regrets for your loss, Carol & Johnny, & Anne, & family.John was a great friend, & a joy to be around. Had some fun times...young...Read More »
3 of 44 | Posted by: Mike & Teckla Lane - South Bend, IN

“Dear Anne, Carol and family: My deepest condolences to you at this sad time. May your memories of John help to sustain you at this difficult time. ”
4 of 44 | Posted by: Karrie (Klute) Bland - IL

“To the Rybak family, from my family to yours so sorry for your loss. It's been years since I have been home but this was not a day I was looking...Read More »
5 of 44 | Posted by: Steve Derda - Fort Worth, TX

“Dear Carol & family, we were terribly saddened to hear of the passing of John. He was just down to have his hair cut & was in such a good mood. It...Read More »
6 of 44 | Posted by: Deb Buzalski - Mishawaka, IN

“Carol,I am so sorry for your loss. May Johnny rest in peace and may God give you strength at this time.Gert Dowling ”
7 of 44 | Posted by: Gert Dowling - South Bend, IN

“Worked with John for Verkler. He was a good worker and we had a lot of fun on jobs. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. ”
8 of 44 | Posted by: Jeff Hall

“Carol, our hearts are broken for you & John,so very saddened for you and your family. We didn't see you often but when that opportunity came about...Read More »
9 of 44 | Posted by: Chuck & Wahneta Cornell - Lowell, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear about John, it is definitely a loss for a lot of people I am sure. I met John through Danny Charles and back in the day they...Read More »
10 of 44 | Posted by: Patti Klimek - Indianapolis

“Randy and Phil are waiting for you to go riding....love you Rybak ”
11 of 44 | Posted by: Kathy True-Bailey - Walkerton, IN

“My Uncle John always reminded me I was beautiful...and made me laugh...now he is at peace. ”
12 of 44 | Posted by: Tara Markham

“Dear Rybak family We the Michalak's were former neighbors on US 20 from the timeJohn was a little guy along with his family until the airport...Read More »
13 of 44 | Posted by: Camille Michalak Bujeker - IN

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I remember being and Aunt Pat and Uncle John's house when I was a kid. John would help me with getting...Read More »
14 of 44 | Posted by: Barry Van Paris - Indianapolis, IN


15 of 44 | Posted by: jane redman/grove - mishawaka, IN

“may he rest in peace..condolences to the family. ”
16 of 44 | Posted by: jane redman/grove - mishawaka, IN

“SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. JOHN WAS TRULY A GREAT PERSON. OUR PRAYERS ”
17 of 44 | Posted by: TIM AND TINA BURELISON - MI

“Carol I am so very sorry for your loss May God wrap you in his love and help you thru this time. Know you are loved and prayers are sent your way....Read More »
18 of 44 | Posted by: Marsha Odom - Sulphur Rock, AR

“Carol, you are in my prayers and thoughts, sorry for your loss. ”
19 of 44 | Posted by: Kelly Bartz-Cataldo - Osceola, IN

“Sorry for your families loss , John and I worked together years back and always enjoyed working with him . Always had a smile ! ”
20 of 44 | Posted by: Mike Holston

“CarolSorry for your loss. Unfortunately John & I lost touch after AM General. He always had a smile on his face, and something to say to put one on...Read More »
21 of 44 | Posted by: Norm Slaby - Largo, FL

“Them old 2 strokes John said keep pushing it will run 300yrds it did! Pop that clutch, rooster tails to heaven !! Johnny not to far behind ya! ”
22 of 44 | Posted by: Frank Cwidak - South bend, IN

“Carol and John,So very sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have in your heart always comfort you.Debbie (Rutkowski) Szczechowski ”
23 of 44 | Posted by: Debbie Szczechowski - IN

“Will miss you John. Known you since early grade school. Always had great talks and plenty of laughs. God speed my friend. ”
24 of 44 | Posted by: BILL Myers - South Bend, IN

“Them old Honda's! The first dirt bikes John said let me pop the clutch again it will run! 300yrds it did. I pushed! Rooster tails to heaven John!!! ”
25 of 44 | Posted by: Frank Cwidak - South bend, IN

“Terribly saddened by the loss of a great friend, he will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. ”
26 of 44 | Posted by: Lou & Tina Szymanski - South Bend, IN

“Carol so sorry to hear about John. will be praying for you and Johnny. Mama always thought John was a great guy. ”
27 of 44 | Posted by: Anita Stoner - AR

“Dear Anne: Please accept Ted's and my sympathy on the passing of your brother. It so hurts to losing a sibling and I feel your sorrow. I remember...Read More »
28 of 44 | Posted by: Mary Jean Wasielewski - IN

“Coretta and are saddened to hear of John's passing. We have you all in our prayers. ”
29 of 44 | Posted by: Tony Hansen - Columbus, IN

“To the Rybak family so sorry hear about john s passing he was always nice funny guy so sorry ANNE about ur brother may Lord bless him ”
30 of 44 | Posted by: kevin bartoszek - mishawaka, IN

“May you be wrapped in Gods loving arms and he give you strength in this time of grieving. He will be greatly missed. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
31 of 44 | Posted by: Mary Sellers Scheffert - Portage, MI

“Carol...I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember well working together and you having a crush on John. I would invite you over whenever John...Read More »
32 of 44 | Posted by: Robin Marshall - Seymour, IN

“Prayers are with the John Rybak family. John was my cousin, son of my Aunt Pat and Uncle John. I remember many fun times with John, Ann and Jim at ...Read More »
33 of 44 | Posted by: Richard Van Paris - Indianapolis, IN

“Ahhhh! His laugh....a favorite memory. ”
34 of 44 | Posted by: Lin Van Paris - South Bend, IN

“So sorry to hear of johns passing. Now he's your angel watching you from above. Sending ((hugs)) & prayers. Love monty & amy pellow & family ”
35 of 44 | Posted by: amy pellow - south bend, IN

“Carol, Annie and the rest of the family,I'm so very sorry for your loss, I can't help but to picture John and Dean riding and having one hell of a...Read More »
36 of 44 | Posted by: Melody Heintzelman - South Bend, IN

“John was a great man was like a uncle in ways to me ,always was a big part of my childhood he will be very truely and deeply missed....on behalf of...Read More »
37 of 44 | Posted by: Michelle aka Belle Miller - IN

“CarolI am so sorry for your loss. John was a genuinely nice man.Pat Durbin ”
38 of 44 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked with John for over 14 years. He was not only a great friend he was a dedicated, reliable, and trustworthy person. He had such an positive...Read More »
39 of 44 | Posted by: Al Lusk - south bend, IN

“Sorry for your loss, went to high school with John, such a great guy. May you rest in peace . ”
40 of 44 | Posted by: sharon williams - mishawaka, IN

“Carol, I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you and the family in my prayers. God bless. ”
41 of 44 | Posted by: Patti Lesniewicz - South Bend, IN


42 of 44 | Posted by: Sharon Williams - Mishawka, IN

“Carol,John and Danny would work and ride dirt bikes at my mom and dads place (Mary and Herschel Willis) I was about seven when this happen they were...Read More »
43 of 44 | Posted by: Tina Kaczorowski

“Carol and family,There are no words to describe the sadness. I always loved John Ryback.Such a good man, with a bit of mischief to make you laugh! So...Read More »
44 of 44 | Posted by: Kim Bowman - South bend, IN


John R. Rybak, 58, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend. He was born on July 21, 1958 in South Bend to the late John C. and Patricia (VanParis) Rybak. On July 10, 1982 he married Carol Mathis, who survives. Also surviving are his son, John W. Rybak of South Bend, his sister, Anne Rybak of South Bend and a brother, James Rybak of Gastonia, NC and several nieces and nephews. John worked in construction labor and was a dirt bike enthusiast. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. A visitation will be held from 10 to 2 p.m. Saturday February 11, 2017 at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Foundation at Rileykids.org To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.