With deepest sorrow we make known that Ryan Alex Kropuenske, 26, our most beloved son, brother family member and friend passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 20, 2019 as a result of a tragic accident. Those who knew Ryan, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives.
Ryan was born June 22, 1992, in Brainerd, MN He grew up in Staples and was a 2010 Staples graduate. Ryan was employed by Arvig Communications as a construction lead for the past 5 years.
Ryan loved life and truly lived life to the fullest. He loved music, cruisin' in his cars, racing, and especially spending time with his family and friends. He was his dad's best friend, his mom's saving grace, his sister's biggest protector, and his Grandpa's greatest helper. Ryan had a big heart and was willing to help anyone.
Ryan will be deeply missed by his parents, Doreen and Alex Kropuenske, Staples; sister Paige (Dan) Faber, Ottertail; Grandpa, Fred Fleisher, Staples; Grandparents, Howard and Julie Kropuenske, Motley; Numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, and countless friends.
He is welcomed into Heaven by his Grandma, Hazel; his uncles, Howie, Rick, and Ron; and cousin Emmi Rose
Visitation will be Thursday, April 25th from 5 to 8PM, at Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples, MN. A prayer service will be held 7:45 PM.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 26th at 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson.
Brenny Family Funeral Chapel-Staples