Ryan C. Brunner
February 3, 1985 - November 8, 2013
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wednesday 11/13, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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First Congregational U.C.C.
724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Thursday 11/14, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Ryan C. Brunner, age 28, passed peacefully on Friday evening, November 8, 2013, following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Ryan was born in Burnsville, Minnesota on February 3, 1985, son of Bill and Sue (Tierney) Brunner. He was a 2003 graduate of Appleton North High School where he played football, was a standout…

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Mary Wheeler left a message on August 18, 2018:
I learned of Ryan's passing recently. I am so very sorry to hear. I went to middle and high school with Ryan. He was always kind to me. Our lockers were next to each other in middle school and I had trouble with my lock combination. He opened it for me all the time. He was always a good friend and a fun person to be around. Prayers for you all.
Jared Donner left a message on January 22, 2014:

Missing you Ryan. SAP and the world shines a little less brighter. I truly hope you are with Jesus now.

Jeanne Thomas left a message on December 3, 2013:

My heart ached when I learned of Ryan's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will forever remember Ryan as a brilliant personality - a joyful & joy-filled person to work with and know. My love, thoughts, and prayers to the Brunner family.

Ryan Brunner left a message on November 12, 2013:

Brunner Family: Words can not describe the sadness I feel at the loss of your beloved son Ryan. I knew him through CFCU where he came and worked with me. His laughter, his quick wit and his love of family was so amazing. Please know that all of you are in my heart, prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. Ryan was such a special young man that to know him was to love him. Elaine Van Gompel

MV left a message on November 12, 2013:

My heart aches for your family. His accomplishments in his short time here were remarkable. Knowing he's free of disease warms the heart but unfair he has been taken too soon.

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Sarah Lanners left a message on November 12, 2013:

Brunner family: I am praying for you greatly. I knew Ryan in college, and while I haven't seen him in years, I can still hear his infectious laugh in my mind. The Lord is with you through this time, and many people are praying for you all.

Rick Garrity and Karen Flegel left a message on November 12, 2013:

Our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy at Ryan's passing. He truly was a remarkable young man in his short life and an inspiration to all. He will be sadly missed.

Jane Murray left a message on November 12, 2013:

EB and Laura, I am so sorry to hear of Ryan's passing. EB, your conversations were always about the closeness of your family. God has a plan which we do not always understand. I pray that God draws us closer to Him during this difficult time. Blessings and prayers to you and your family.

Michele T abak left a message on November 12, 2013:

Ryan was a student of mine at Ferber Elementary and will always be remembered not only for his sense of humor, but also for his genuine sense of caring for those closest to him and his love of life!
To the Brunner family, may all the loving memories help bring comfort during this very difficult time. May Ryan's memory be eternal...
With heartfelt deepest sympathy...

Cindi Witt left a message on November 12, 2013:

Bill, Sue and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies.

Barb Billiet left a message on November 11, 2013:

I worked with Ryan at Standard Register in Eagan, MN and although it was not for a long period he made an impact on each person he worked with. From his infectious smile to his love for the Packers he was a joy to be around. My heart is heavy today knowing that we lost such a young sole. Prayers to the entire Brunner family!

Pam schutz left a message on November 11, 2013:

My deepest sympathy to Ryan's family. I can't even begin to imagine the pain they must feel. Praying that they find comfort in their memories.

Annie Casper Baker left a message on November 11, 2013:

Such a positive, kind, wonderful human being. You will be missed. My prayers are with the Brunner family.

Tracy Wydeven left a message on November 11, 2013:

Ryan was a student of mine at Ferber Elementary. He had a quick wit and a friendly, outgoing personality. God bless you Ryan!
My prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.

Tracy Wydeven

NW left a message on November 11, 2013:

My life crossed paths with Ryan's during his stay at Theda Clark. When I learned of his diagnosis I thought to myself, "Life is not fair…how could this happen to a person like him?" But who am I to question His plan? What an amazing person I had the chance to meet. His family should be very proud for raising a person like him. My thoughts are with them during this time.

Tim Costigan left a message on November 11, 2013:

I'm sorry for your loss at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with the Brunner family. Although I did not get the pleasure to meet Ryan personally I got the chance to become great friends with his younger sister Ashley in college and for this I know he was absolutely a special guy. I also got to meet her parents and continue to stay in touch with them. This family truly shows the definition of love for one another as well as for others. I love you guys stay strong. Team Ry.

Julie left a message on November 11, 2013:

Brunner Family, I was lucky enough to work with Ryan during his time at Standard Register. The first time I met Ryan I thought he was such a nice, courteous and friendly young man. I was impressed that a person his age talked so much of his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Louise Baier left a message on November 11, 2013:

I am so very sorry to hear of Ryan's passing - my deepest sympathy to Ryan's many relatives and friends. I only knew Ryan for a short time when he lived in Minneapolis and we worked at the same company, but I was struck by what a genuine, funny and all-around nice young man he was - such a gentle soul! The world is definitely a better place for having had him in it and he will be greatly missed by many, many people. My thoughts and prayers are with the Brunner family during this difficult time.

Crysta hietpas left a message on November 10, 2013:

What an amazing person Ryan was! He will be missed! Adam and Crysta

Kitty and Mark Feivor left a message on November 10, 2013:

Our heartfelt sympathies to the whole Brunner family. You will always keep the wonderful memories of Ryan close in your hearts. I remember Ryan as such a cute and polite child in the neighborhood and he grew up to be an outstanding man. Thinking of all of you . . .

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Trudy and Mark Greenwood left a message on November 9, 2013:

A smile comes to my face when I think about the 1st time Ryan came to our cabin to check up on his little sister and her friends hanging out with the new boys on the lake. So grateful we got to know him. Gods Blessings to all of you for strength to get thru this very difficult time.

Katie Schleitwiler-Ringbauer left a message on November 9, 2013:

Ryan was an amazing person, had a contagious smile and I will never forget him. Love and prayers being sent to the Brunner family.

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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