Ryan Steven Rauhauser’s number was called May 9, 2018, to play in his biggest game on God’s team. At the time of his unexpected death, he was with the love of his life and fiancé, Kylie Fettig, to have one last date night.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3rd St. and Ave. A, in Bismarck, with The Rev. Randy Emgarten presiding. A celebration of Ryan’s life will be held at The Stadium Sports Bar from 2 to 4 p.m., in place of a gathering at the church. We want to thank The Stadium's management, who as Ryan’s previous employer, knew this would be the farewell he would want. We apologize, but no minors will be allowed.
Family will greet visitors Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, with a time to share memories of Ryan from 7 to 8 p.m. In honor of Ryan, please join us in wearing Denver Bronco attire or orange/blue as he was passionate about his team!
Whether you knew him as Ryan, Kumar, or House, he was the sunshine in all of our lives. Anyone who spent time with him realized they had made a friend they could count on. Ryan had a way of always making others feel included, and befriended everyone around him. He was the first one anyone called when they needed some muscles, but more than anything, Ryan was the one we went to when we needed someone to listen without judgement, or for comfort in his great big hugs. He was always good for a sarcastic comment, laugh, and was the person that everyone just wanted to be around.
Ryan blessed the lives of his parents, Mark and Annette, and his proud big sister, Marisa, on Nov. 1, 1991, with his birth in Fargo. He later became a big brother to Nathan, and the two of them shared a bond that can’t be explained in words. Finishing each other’s thoughts/sentences, and having an identical sense of humor barely touches the brotherly love between them.
Ryan found his soulmate, Kylie, in January 2016, and asked her to be his bride Feb. 11, 2018. Ryan found something very special in Kylie. If you saw them together, you couldn’t help but enjoy listening to their laughter and back and forth banter. It was evident that Ryan loved Kylie with all of his heart, and was very excited to call her his wife on the wedding day they had planned for May 3, 2019.
Ryan graduated from Turtle Lake-Mercer High School in 2010, attended Minot State where he played football, then graduated from Bismarck State College in 2017. This past January he started a new position as a Telecommunications Technician through Mid States Wireless and relocated to Minot. This was a very exciting time for him as he was very happy in his position and enjoyed his coworkers.
Ryan was always willing to help others in more ways than anyone knew. He donated blood regularly, was a coach for various Special Olympics sports, and volunteered to work with children through different organizations as he always had a special place in his heart for kids. He chose to be a donor, and was able to give to others even in death.
Ryan is survived by his parents, Mark and Annette Rauhauser, Bismarck; sister, Marisa (Jeremy) Misek, Bismarck; brother, Nathan Rauhauser, Alameda, Calif.; fiancé, Kylie Fettig, Bismarck; grandfather, Edward Huck, Bismarck; the Fettig family, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends far and wide.
Ryan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald and LaVonne Rauhauser; grandmother, Monica Huck; Uncles Steven and Mike; Aunts Sherry and Linda; and his cousin, Travis.
Ryan left us all with the incredibly difficult task of moving forward without him and his beautiful heart.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Bismarck Special Olympics, or be a hero like Ryan and donate blood.
Go to www.parkwayfuneral.com to share memories of Ryan and sign the online guest book.