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Ryan V. Lopez

October 23, 1960 - October 16, 2017

Per Ryan's wishes, no formal services will be held.


Boulger Funeral Home

Ryan V. Lopez

October 23, 1960 - October 16, 2017


Ryan Vincent Lopez was born October 23, 1960 in Moorhead, MN to Marjorie and Manuel Lopez. Ryan graduated from Moorhead High School. He worked as a Gas Attendant and Tow Truck Operator for Bob’s Standard, a Night Custodian for WDAY, a Cook for Duane’s Pizza, a Tow Truck Operator/Mechanic for Ed’s Towing and later became the manager. During the fall, he helped with beet harvest with area farmers. Ryan married Susan Marie Hansen on July 13, 1990 and they made their home in Fargo, ND. In 1992, they were blessed with the gift of their daughter, Mia Sue. Ryan’s greatest joys in life were being with his family, finding and selling cars and guns for friends and family, and diagnosing and fixing anything with an engine, electrical or plumbing issue. He will be remembered for his humorous story-telling abilities of turning a mundane experience into an adventure of a lifetime. Ryan enjoyed helping on the Hansen family farm with everything, anything and anytime. Ryan worked at the Moorhead Police Department as a Community Service officer, and later worked at Gremada/Caterpillar in Re-Manufacturing. Ryan always enjoyed going to work to make a difference in other’s lives. Ryan loved hunting, fishing, golfing, collecting tools and firearms, riding motorcycle, traveling and spending time with his friends at Kilby Butte Hutterite Colony, hunting gophers and creating huge pizza parties for the colony and community. Ryan became disabled for the past 10 years due to his health conditions. Ryan went to his heavenly home on October 16, 2017, at fifty-six years of age.

Ryan is lovingly survived by his wife, Susan and his daughter, Mia Sue; his siblings, Randall (Roberta) Lopez, Alderson, OK; Robert (Jean) Lopez, Glyndon, MN; Marla Lopez Dooley, Salt Lake City, UT; Laura (Doug) Lopez Dahl, Woodbury, MN; and his nephew and nieces. Ryan is preceded in death by his mother, father, and nephew, Kevin Lopez, and brother -in-law, William (Bill) Dooley. A special thanks to the Sanford Dialysis team, Hospice of the Red River Valley, friends and family for their amazing kindness, love and support. Per Ryan’s wishes, no formal services will be held.


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25 responses to “Ryan V. Lopez”

  1. Larry & Julie Possehl says:

    Ryan rest in peace. Our sincere condolences
    To Sue, Mia Sue and all the family that loved Ryan..👃🍁☄☄☄
    Larry & Julie

  2. Doug Edenborg says:

    Ryan has been one of my closest friends for 50 years and I will miss him. I will always have great memories and I will always smile when I think of him. RIP Buddy, until we meet again on the other side….Doug Edenborg

  3. Lori and Bob Messner says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family in your time sorrow.

  4. Donna Mikkelson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Sue and Mia you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sending you my prayers.

  5. Kathy HEwitt says:

    So very sorry for your loss Susan and Mia, thoughts and prays and may God. Bless you and your family.

  6. Robert Gregor says:

    Thoughts and Prayers to your family.

  7. connie rucinski says:

    Im so sorry to hear of your loss! Big hugs and love! Peace be with you all!

  8. Jeff and Kim Lotzer says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you Sue, Mia and family! Ryan had the best sense of humor and could always make a joke even when you knew he wasn’t feeling good! He will be missed by many! Rest In Peace Ryan!

  9. Gail Trenda says:

    Ryan you will be missed by so many . Thoughts & prayers to your family in there time of loss . RIP buddy . You are home now .

  10. Theresa Helm/Dialysis says:

    Rest in peace my friend! God Bless!

  11. Jerome E kre says:

    Rest in peace old friend!

  12. LaVerne Czichotzki says:

    Sue my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
    In Sympathy LaVerne Czichotzki

  13. Bob Hansen says:

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Sue and Mia and the rest of the family. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Our love, Bob and Viv

  14. Carol Swiontek says:

    Rest in Peace old MPD friend.

  15. Maarja Krump says:

    Prayers and love sent from our family to yours. We will be lifting you in this time of sorrow and celebration of life. Amazing how God has a plan and as every leaf changes color and falls to the ground we know in spring will bud again. A life is like a season and changes from an earthly life to an amazing life in heaven.

  16. Carole Christle says:

    Rest in Peace Ryan. You will be missed by many who’s lives you touch. I worked with your father at MPD (this is how I met you, when you would bring supper in to the station for your dad). Later years I worked with you at MPD and it was a joy & honor to have worked with you.
    God Bless the Memory of Ryan Lopez.

  17. Liza Carlson says:

    Prayers and sympathies to Sue, Mia, and family. Ryan will be missed. He was fun to work with at MPD and his smile and laugh were infectious. Rest in peace Ryan.

  18. Bruce Fleury says:

    RIP my friend. You will be missed.

  19. Dean & Sheryl Wagner says:

    I just received word of Ryan’s passing and I wanted to send your family my deepest condolences. I worked with Ryan as a CSO at the police dept for a short time bit long enough to get to know him and his humor. He always had a smile on his face.
    Prayers and thoughts of you and your family at this very difficult time. My the Lord be with you and may you lean in on his strength and love. Sincerely, Sheryl

  20. Jeff Brown, CCSO retired says:

    RIP my friend. You always treated me better than you should have!

  21. morrie Schwinden says:

    Sorry for Ryan. He was a good neighbor and always kept me informed of what was happening. My he Rest in Peace

    Morrie Schwinden

  22. Donnelle Pogorzelski says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ryan. I worked with Ryan at Duane’s Pizza many years ago. Things were always lively when he was around. Quite the character. RIP Ryan

  23. Scott Bridwell says:

    We concurred the would together, rest in peace my friend

  24. Sue Kuhn says:

    Oh, Sue- I was so sorry to hear of Ryan’s recent death. 56 is just too young! I miss you and please know that my sincere condolences and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sue Kuhn

  25. Andrea Ryba says:

    My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Sue. You guys were great neighbors, Ryan will be greatly missed!

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