January 02, 2017
- 1:00 PM
January 02, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ryan Paul Goertz, 38, passed away at his residence in Minot, ND from diabetic complications on December 28, 2016.
Ryan, the son of Cheri (Fahey) and James H. Goertz, was born November 19, 1978 in Sioux City, IA. In 1985, he moved with his family to North Dakota. He attended elementary school in Wilton, ND until he moved with his family to Minot in 1989. In 1997 he graduated from Bishop Ryan High School. He was united in marriage to Jessica Hoffer on August 14, 1998. They later divorced.
Ryan was very active in Boy Scouts in his younger years. He was employed by a variety of jobs, including R.E.M. and most recently Ryan Chevrolet. Ryan was an avid fisherman and would take any opportunity to get near the water or on the ice. He had a deep love for his animals, especially his boxer Tyson. He also had a colorful collection of bearded dragons and fish.
Ryan is survived by his daughter; Emily Goertz, Minot, ND, parents; Cheri and James H Goertz, Hillsboro, ND; sisters; Jami (Mike) Kastning, Elk Point, SD and Jacque (Gerald) Erickson, Jamestown, ND; nieces and nephews; Julia (Alex Brown) Lovell, Fargo, ND, Mitchell Lovell, Hillsboro, ND, Abigail, Nora, and Patrick Kastning, all of Elk Point, SD; and great nephew; Oliver Brown, Fargo, ND. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, 2 aunts, 3 uncles, and his beloved dog Terra.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 1:00pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 12:00pm. Burial will take place in the spring at Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson, NE. Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook available at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com