Let the memory of PFC Ryan be with us forever
  • 19 years old
  • Born on October 29, 1991 .
  • Passed away on June 15, 2011 .

PFC Ryan Jeffrey Larson, age 19, of Friendship, Wisconsin was killed in action while serving in the United States Army on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 exactly one year to the day he left Adams-Friendship for basic training. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Adams Friendship High School in Adams, Wisconsin. Rev. T. Christian Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Adams-Friendship High School. Ryan was born October 29, 1991 in Rockford, Illinois to RaeAnn Larson and Richard Himmel. He moved to Adams Friendship in 1992. He attended Castle Rock Elementary School. He was an active, lively, interested student. He was involved in Youth Football, Green Demon Wrestling, and Little League Baseball. In middle school, he was active in wrestling, baseball, student council, and played trumpet in the band. He was the first boy to do flag corp for Cadet Band. He had the inner strength to do what others couldn’t. He was confirmed in 8th grade as a member of the United in Christ Lutheran Church in Dellwood. In High School he continued to play in the band, bowled on the Mauston Bowling Team, wrestled, ran cross country and track, was a member of the freshmen baseball team, and played some AF golf. He was Student Council School Board Representative and was voted class President his senior year, all while staying on the honor roll all four years. He always had a passion to serve his country. He decided the Army was the best fit for him. He enlisted his Junior year and left for basic training 10 days after graduating from High School. His belief was to protect the people he loved. He was eager to deploy to Afghanistan and so excited to be able serve his country. Ryan always had a twinkle in his eye and smile on his face which made him a friend to all. He had a caring heart, and a good ear to anyone in need. He was well known for being an avid Bears fan. He will be greatly missed by many family members and his friends.

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