Ryan Olson
June 22, 1981 - September 1, 2018
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Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
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Appleton, WI 54915
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Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2600 Philip Lane
Appleton, WI 54915
920-731-0849 | Map
Saturday 9/8, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Ryan Olson, 37, of Greenville, died Saturday, September 1, 2018. Ryan was born on June 22, 1981 in Neenah, the son of Timothy and Terry (Johnson) Olson. He grew up in Oshkosh and was a graduate of Oshkosh West High School and The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where he studied philosophy. Ryan married Kate…

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John and Janet Kunde left a message on January 22, 2019:
our deepest sympathy!
When Someone You Love becomes a memory that memory becomes a Treasure!
Please know that you are not alone in your sorrow, you have family and friends that are praying for you. He is cured and with the Angels high above...waiting for you to join him someday.
Len Herricks left a message on September 21, 2018:
Tim and family:

Tim, when I ran into you today and asked how you were doing I was completely shocked and at a loss for words when you shared with me the information about the loss of your son. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family. Mary and I share our deepest sympathy.
Jim Neubauer left a message on September 15, 2018:
I had the privilege of working with Ryan for many years and saw what a hard working and thoughtful man he was. I recall one of our clients that Ryan onboarded sent me a written message saying if all of our employees were like Ryan, what a wise choice they made in selecting us. That was was a regular occurrence with Ryan. He personified dedication, but also did so with humor and empathy. We will all miss his friendship.
Jack Martin left a message on September 9, 2018:
Kate and family – the neuroendocrine carcinoma community "zebras", which you and Ryan served with and in so faithfully for so long, shares in your loss; you guys truly were the trailblazers for us in many ways, and the poster kids for the fight against this disease. Thank you. Ryan was one of the best friends I never got to meet.
Teri and Jere Johnson left a message on September 8, 2018:
Terry, Tim, Beth and families,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Please accept our condolences in your loss of son and brother Ryan. Keep your wonderful memories of Ryan close to your heart as your go forward.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Sandy Ganter left a message on September 7, 2018:
Prayers to Ryan's family, let all the good memories give you strength and fill your void.
God Bless
Colleen Lambrecht left a message on September 7, 2018:
Dear Tim, Terry, Beth, Kate, and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences. My prayers are with you in this difficult time and as you go forward. May you come to find peace in your hearts again and strength to face the future as you carry Ryan's memory with you.
Greg and Mary Weisse left a message on September 7, 2018:
Dear Tim, Terry, Beth, Kate, and family, We send our condolences to you as we learned of your loss of a wonderful, loving son, husband, dad and person. Our prayers are with you today and always as we remember Ryan's positive outlook in everything he did.
Greg and Mary Weisse left a message on September 7, 2018:
Dear Tim, Terry, Beth, Kate, and family, We send our condolences to you as we learned of your loss of a wonderful, loving son, husband, dad and person. Our prayers are with you today and always as we remember Ryan's positive outlook in everything he did.
Jennifer Ugarte left a message on September 5, 2018:
I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have personally found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well. If you wish, you may contact me to learn about the resurrection hope found in The Bible.
Jennifer Ugarte left a message on September 5, 2018:
I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have personally found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well. If you wish, you may contact me to learn about the resurrection hope found in The Bible.
Emily Meyer left a message on September 5, 2018:
My deepest condolences for the loss of such a spirited young man. My heart and prayers go out to all who loved him, especially his immediate family. May the Lord shine brightly upon you all during this time of darkness.
Mary Beth Deike left a message on September 5, 2018:
Dear Tim, Terry, Kate(& children), Beth(&family;), I am so, so sorry to hear of Ryan's passing. He was a great kid and I know that he filled your hearts with pride and joy. Praying for all of you. God IS with you all through each and every moment. Hugs to each of you. Don and Mary Beth Deike
Williams Family left a message on September 5, 2018:
Condolences to the Olsen family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
Dana Shew left a message on September 5, 2018:
Dear Tim & Family: Please accept my deepest sympathies. My heart aches for you all. God's blessings as you all travel this difficult journey.
Ryan Devine left a message on September 5, 2018:
O was one of my first friends when I moved to Oshkosh in 8th grade through tennis. Though I have been far away for many years, I will remember him for living life despite battling a terrible illness and being a beacon for his family.
Melissa Musial left a message on September 4, 2018:
This news breaks my heart. I have the great pleasure of working with Ryan and although we weren't in the same office - he was still one of my favorite co-workers. His distinct voice and sense of humor will be missed greatly. His fight and the perseverance of his family has left me, and many others in awe. Although Ryan has moved onto a better place, he will not be forgotten by those left behind.
Kristin Radue left a message on September 4, 2018:
Kate and family I am so deeply sorry to hear this sad news. Ryan fought this battle with dignity and grace with you by his side. I’m sending you and your family strength and peace.
Therese Bishop left a message on September 4, 2018:
Kate I remember you from bootcamp at the Heart of the Valley. I remember when you announced you were engaged. You were glowing!
I was sad to hear of his cancer but not 1day did I go without praying for a cure!
Kate you have been the epitome of strength and grace thru this all!! Please know that you your children and extended family will hold you up thru this most difficult time! ❤️
PENNY COVER left a message on September 4, 2018:
So deeply sorry for your loss. I lived next door to Ryan while he was growing up until he moved. He was such a sweet young man. May you find peace in the days to come. Hug's and love to you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Cindy and Tony Canadeo left a message on September 4, 2018:
Terry and Tim, we are so very sorry to hear that your beautiful son, Ryan, has lost his valiant battle. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Kate, and their children. God grant you continued strength to get through this heart-breaking loss. You will always have an angel by your side.
Sandy Keith left a message on September 4, 2018:
Kate & Family, I am at a loss as to how to comfort you, but know you both fought a good fight, and set such an example of strength and Love. I extend my sympathies and Love
Kathy & Dave Loch left a message on September 4, 2018:
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. God Bless.
Pam (Bill) Hanstedt left a message on September 3, 2018:
Kate and family, although we had only met Ryan a few times, I feel we know him dearly through great friends. I have been thinking and praying for Ryan and you all since inception of the diagnosis and will throughout the coming days ahead.. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Elizabeth Weigandt left a message on September 3, 2018:
A spirit unlike any other! He will be missed greatly. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Sara Dorner left a message on September 3, 2018:
So very sorry to you and your entire family for this horrible loss and the hole left in your heart. All my thoughts and prayers during the days to come.
Pam Fennig left a message on September 3, 2018:
So heartbreaking. Prayers and thoughts to all of Ryans family.
Susan (Johnson) Gnatzig left a message on September 3, 2018:
Our sympathy is with all of your families. Prayers as you heal.
Mary Jane Danner left a message on September 3, 2018:
Kate, I feel blessed to have come to know Ryan as he chased the cure for his cancer. He was a joy! I will continue to pray for your entire family as you grieve his loss :( Hugs from South Bend!
Jill Stoeger left a message on September 3, 2018:
I am so sorry for your loss, Kate. What a loving and amazing man he was.
Jen and Scott Delfosse left a message on September 3, 2018:
Ryan was a one of a kind, amazing, hilarious, and good hearted human. He was genuinely one of the nicest people I have ever met. We are so sad for your loss Tim, Terry, Kate, Soren, Elin, and others. Continued prayers for you all.
So much love being sent your way! ❤️
Brian Terreau left a message on September 3, 2018:
I haven't seen Ryan in close to 20 years. I happened to see a friend post about his passing on Facebook and immediately remembered him. I lived across the street on Allerton as a boy, and was big into tennis as a child and through high school. I remember Ryan as a genuinely fantastic guy, and a really excellent tennis player. While i wasnt close to him, he seemed like the kind of guy that would have made a big impact on those around him, and even as someone who barely knew him, I still remember him with respect and admiration. So sorry for your loss.
Mike and Janice Valdez left a message on September 3, 2018:
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great kid and young man. He lived in a house through our back yard, he visited frequently and played with our son Andy. He was a good athlete and a very nice and polite boy. We haven’t seen Ryan in quite some time, but we are sure he hasn’t changed from years ago. Ryan will be greatly missed, gone way too young. Take care and God Bless.
Claire Horton left a message on September 3, 2018:
I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers for all of Ryan’s beautiful family.
Ann Gevaert left a message on September 3, 2018:
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. All your memories will be in your heart and close at all times. Thoughts,prayers and hugs to all.
Barb Schlapman DeJardin left a message on September 3, 2018:
So deeply sorry for the loss of your son.
He certainly fought the battle.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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