Mitchell Ryckman

Former area resident Mitchell J. Ryckman died Oct. 5, 2015, in Tacoma. He was 52.

He was born Aug. 23, 1963, in Auburn, Wash. He is remembered as a fan of Elvis Presley and coffee who loved his family and enjoyed dinner cruises.

He is survived by mother Janice Ryckman on Tacoma; sisters Christy Sheppard and husband Ralph of Buckley, Patricia Craft of Tacoma and Tammy Gaines of Palm Springs, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation or Easter Seal Society.

No service is planned. All may sign the online guest book at