Ryan Thorson, age 26 of Fargo, ND, died Wednesday, January 5, 2005 after a courageous lifetime of cystic fibrosis, surrounded by his loving family and caring staff at Fairview-University Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Ryan Lawrence Thorson was born on September 26, 1978 in Fargo to Nickolas and Susan Thorson. He graduated from Fargo South High School in 1998, attended NDSU and was currently a student at MSUM, majoring in criminal justice. He enjoyed spending summers at the lake with friends and family, traveling and family vacations with his cousins. Ryan didn?t let his health affect his zest for life and lived life to the fullest, including skydiving. He enjoyed hanging out with ?the guys? and was recently learning how to play the guitar and golf. Ryan was a true friend to everyone.
He is survived by his parents, Nickolas and Susan of Fargo; his sister, Lisa (Mitch) Morrison of Fargo; 2 nieces and godchildren, Scotta and Sydney, the loves of his life; grandparents, Ronald and Theresa Thorson of Fargo and Delores Nyland of Harwood, ND and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, whom he loved very much.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Russell Knutson and step-grandfather, Clarence Nyland.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 10:30 am in Hope Lutheran Church, South Campus, in Fargo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral in the church and also on Monday from 5-8 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Arrangements with Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com