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Ryan John Warner

March 29, 2003 — October 9, 2022

Rock Rapids, IA 

     Ryan Warner age 19 of Rock Rapids, IA passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN, surrounded by his family. Before he passed, Ryan expressed his peace with God and man.

     Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Faith Church of Rock Rapids, IA.

     Visitation will be Wednesday, October 12th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present at the Lester Community Center Lester, IA.

     Ryan John Warner was born to Steve and Elizabeth (Zaugg) Warner on March 29, 2003, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He resided near Rock Rapids, IA until his family moved to Arizona when he was 14. Ryan attended Central Lyon Community School through the fifth grade, then finished his schooling at home. When he was 18 his family moved back to the Rock Rapids area. Upon his return to the area, Ryan began his higher education at Southeast Tech for Diesel Mechanics and worked for Butler CAT in Sioux Falls.

     In January of 2022 Ryan felt his need for salvation and began his repentance. In March he was diagnosed with a rare cancer. In the months following, Ryan underwent treatment and surgery. The final months of his life were spent at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

     Ryan enjoyed being with his church single group, working outside, and spending time with family and friends. He attended the Apostolic Christian Faith of Rock Rapids.

     Those remaining to cherish Ryan’s memory are his Dad and Mom, Steve and Elizabeth Warner, and Ryan’s siblings: Nathan (Tara), Ethan, Leah, Evan, Julia, and Jonathan all of Rock Rapids, grandparents, Dennis and Esther Warner of Rock Rapids and Pat and Julie Zaugg of West Bend, IA, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Lester Community Center

, Lester, IA 51242

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Apostolic Christian Faith Church

1599 South 12th Avenue, Rock Rapids, IA 51246

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