Ryan Keith Day was born to his parents Keith and Paulette Day on July 14th, 1981 in Elgin IL. Ryan grew up in a large family with many adopted and foster children. He was always helping in some way. He graduated from Streamwood High School in 1999, and moved to Fargo in 2000. In 2007 Ryan married Jennifer Soule of Sauk Centre. They have two beautiful children, Jake, 11 and Julia, 6. Ryan considered his children his greatest accomplishment in life. He was so proud of his "perfect tiny dancer and rough but smart hockey player." He loved supporting them and attending their activities. In 2012 Ryan graduated from North Dakota State University. He was very involved at NDSU and a hard core Bison Football fan. He worked at Sanford Health as a Registered Nurse and was passionate about improving patient outcomes through his roles in the ICU and Quality Improvement. Ryan was active in his work community, serving on several committees and earning various awards. Ryan was a Shriner and loved supporting children of the Shrine Hospitals in various ways. He loved his Shrine and EMP families. He also volunteered with Cully's kids, Hope Camp and MDA Camp. Ryan always made people smile with his contagious laugh and silly sense of humor. He was a natural comedian and did anything to get a laugh. If you had the pleasure of meeting him, then you likely have many stories to share about something goofy he did. Ryan is preceded in death by his brother Michael Day. Grandparents Florence and Edward Finney, Sydney Roy and Laurena Day, Clarence Steffens, Joe and Daisy Soule. And brother-in-law Durwin Hochstetler. He is survived by his wife Jennifer (Soule) Day, and their children Jake and Julia. Parents Keith and Paulette Day. Siblings Nicole Hochstetler, Tami Day, Brett (Jessie) Day, Jason Day, Danielle Day, Walter Day, Marcelleus Day, and Alencia Day.

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  1. So sorry for your loss! I worked with Ryan on 3 South, he always had everyone laughing with his good sense of humor, he was a kind and gentle man and a wonderful nurse! Thoughts and prayers to his family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Ryan.

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man! I had the honor of working with him at Sanford medical center. Ryan was always so gentle and kind to everyone. He had a big heart and even bigger smile! My prayers are with his family in this difficult time! Dance with the angels Ryan!!

  3. There really are no words. I was a childhood friend of Danielle and Ryan. He was such a good heart and hated to see anyone sad. He would do anything he could to make you laugh. My deepest sympathies.

  4. My heart and prayers go out to all of Ryan’s loved ones. While I did not know him very well, I know many people who have throughout the years. I have always heard wonderful things about him. He lived an honorable life, and loved to the fullest. He touched many lives, and his legacy will live on through many of those lives. Rest in peace, Ryan.

  5. Oh ryan you were such a fun and smart person. You always had a smile on your face. So sad to hear about all of this. I don’t understand it all but god must have had bigger plans for such a great person as you. Thinking of Jenny and family.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest condolences to Ryan’s family, and all his siblings and parents!

  7. I have such fond memories of Ryan and the entire Day Family from my childhood. God has a beautiful angel! Sending my love and prayers.

  8. So sorry for everything,my prayers go out to the family and friends.ryan was a very kind and cheerful guy , rip brother

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss. Ryan was a great guy. I enjoyed working with him. He was always willing to help and his sense of humor was something else 🙂. I will remember Ryan joking around and always smiling.

  10. I am so sad for all of the Day Family. I wish there were something I could do to take away the pain of losing your beloved Ryan. We are praying for God to comfort you and give you strength at this terribly sad time.w

  11. Words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find peace knowing that he is no longer in pain. Much love to you during this difficult time. ❤️

  12. Sincere condolences. May the fond memories you hold dear and the power of faith get you through this difficult time. Respectfully,

  13. Ryan, I always loved nights working with you in the ICU at Sanford. They were filled with laughter and fun despite the stressful circumstances. I will always remember your laugh and your ability to make anyone in your presence feel accepted. May your family have peace during this time.

  14. Our hearts ache for Ryan’s family. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all-especially his children. Ryan so reminded me of my Dad, Donald, who I lost when I was 18. Peace be with you Ryan and give my Dad a high five when you meet. Steve and Terri (Day) Myhre

  15. I am so saddened to hear this news! Ryan was always such a happy and fun loving man! Prayers for the Day family! May he Rest In Peace ❤️

  16. I am so sorry for your loss Jennifer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  17. On behalf of the Cullen Children’s Foundation family, we send our sincere condolences to Ryan’s family. He was a true joy and gift to all of the children he touched through his volunteering with the foundation. He made us all smile. May God give you comfort, and may your memories of Ryan provide peace. Nola McNeally

  18. Our hearts go out to the Day family and all who knew Ryan. He was a great guy and will be watching over us all from above. Ryan, may you find peace now.

  19. I never had the pleasure of meeting/knowing Ryan, but knowing he was part of the Day family I know he was good through and through! The Brusven family sends our love and prayers to you at this time!

  20. I made Ryan’s coffee regularly at Sanford. We bonded over Chicago and many other things. There are no words to express the sadness I feel knowing he is gone. My heart is with you all in this sad time. Godspeed Ryan…until we meet again.

  21. Jenny I am so sorry for your loss and pain ( I wish I could take some of it away from you). You know that I’m there with you in heart and soul but I know you understand why I can’t be there. God works in mysterious ways and we can never know his plans for us here on earth. But just remember he will always be by your side and Ryan will be watching over you from above. Love prayers and sympathy my sweet adopted daughter

  22. Blessings to Jennifer, Jake and Julia as well as Ryan’ parents and siblings. I am proud to say that I worked with Ryan at Sanford and he cared so much about people. He knew what it meant to be kind and his laughter was a blessing. HIs legacy and characteristics will shine brightly in all of you and he will be guiding over each of you from above. May the love of our heavenly Father surround all of you with his understanding and his peace as you continue on your journey. You are never alone and I will be unceasingly praying for each one of you. Shine on my dear friend, Ryan. Thanks for living each day to the fullest. You were loved by many.

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