Ryan K. Mossengren, age 49, of Bradford, died September 16, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 20th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Matt Flom officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, September 19th also at our Cambridge Chapel. Interment Long Lake Community Cemetery.
Ryan was born May 16, 1962 in St. James to Ron and Shirley Mossengren. After high school in Cambridge he moved to California where he drove truck for his uncles before buying his own truck. Ryan and his wife Rose, along with their 3 children at the time, moved back to Bradford, Minnesota in October of 1987. After their 4th child was born he worked in various shops as a mechanic until 2001. After that he worked as a mechanic at home.
Ryan enjoyed 4 wheeling, boating, camping and anything that had to do with motors. His pride was a 1967 Camaro that he bought to restore. That project ended up being done by his brother, Randy and his son Jim and a few others. His latest project was a Rat Rod. A 1936 Chevy pick up. Unfortunately that one didn’t get done. Ryan’s grandchildren brought a special light to his eyes. He always looked forward to their visits to see their Boppa Ryan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Ryan is survived by his wife, Rose of Bradford; 4 children, Krystal Mossengren of Burnsville, Jim (Jamee) Mossengren of Cambridge, Jessica (Jeremy) Combel of Cambridge, Rachelle Mossengren of Cambridge; 6 grandchildren, McKensi, Maxwell, Taylor, Devon, Faith and Landen; sister, LuAnn (Steve) Nelson of Northfield; brother, Randy (Vicki) Mossengren of Bradford; and by many other relatives and friends.
Nephew Jamey says
Dear Uncle Ryan,
I love you so much and wish I could be there to say a proper farewell to you but I’m stuck on the other side of the world. I went to a car show yesterday morning and could feel your presence. I will always remember how kind and loving you were. Thank you for being such a great uncle and for always lending a helping hand whenever anyone asked. I will miss you. May you now rest in peace.
The world lost a another wonderful person. I’m saddened but know he is in a better place and not suffering. My thought and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.
Karen Stanius Tingblad
Deb Krusemark (Cousin) says
I have a picture that keeps coming to mind these past days…Ryan was probably 4 years old or so, staying with us at our farm. He was the sweetest little guy sooo much fun to share time with. He was always happy and easy going. He would play for hours on end with his hot wheels. This is the memory that keeps coming back – the picture…he crawled under our dining room table, up against the wall, stretched out on his tummy and fell asleep. This was after he had arranged those hot wheels just right, I am sure! This was nothing dynamic, as we all know, Ryan was not “dynamic” just a loving, laid back, smiley guy, that was loved by everyone that knew him. He will be missed by everyone who’s lives he touched.
Candace and Zack Garbow says
May you rest in peace, Ryan. Sending my love and prayers to your family.
Ms. Patty Peterson says
Sorry not able to make it to viewing or funeral. Just want to say: He was such a wonderful man to of known in Bradford,Mn. He always lended a helping hand to many people whomever needed his mechanic work. Loved talking to him out in the garage for the love of Dirt Track Racing especially about the locals such as my son Kristopher Peterson,Dave Mass, and others. He will be Greatly Missed in this world…. Now he is at Peace and not suffering anymore. My Thoughts and Prayers to the Entire Family. Ms.Patty Peterson
Elaine Thorstenson says
While I never had the pleasure of meeting Ryan in person I felt I knew him through my son Cody. I was impressed by the time and involvement Ryan spent with the “young men” and their trucks. Cody obviously respected and admired Ryan and enjoyed the time spent in Bradford. I know first hand what a horrible disease ALS is as I lost a good friend to ALS several years ago. My deepest sympathy to you all during this sad time, may you take some comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering.