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Ryan Dare, of Mora, formerly of Elk River, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at GracePointe Crossing East Gables in Cambridge.  He was 33 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick (2088 Hwy 70, Mora, MN 55051).

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

INURNMENT will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.

MEMORIALS to the Humane Society, Local Food Shelf, and The Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Ryan Robert Dare, of Mora, formerly of Elk River, was given to us on August 27, 1982 and left us on January 2, 2016, at the age of 33, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.  He was surrounded by his family and good friends at the time of his death.

Ryan was born to Karen (Richardson) and Robert (Grip) Dare. He spent the early years of his life in the Elk River area and graduated from Elk River Senior High in 2001.  After moving to Mora in 2003 Ryan earned his certificate as a diesel mechanic from St. Cloud Technical College.  With some influence from his grandpa Ben, Ryan developed a love for the land; “Farmer Ryan” was born.  He took great pride in the condition of his soil and the appearance of his fields.  Ryan had many good times attending various tractor pulls and thrashing shows.  His favorite event, of course, was his 22 appearances at the Nowthen, MN thrashing show with his friends and family.

Ryan lived and breathed John Deere GREEN.  Not everything had to have a diesel engine though.  His spunky little Ford Mustang meant a great deal to him even though it was blue. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father Robert; and brother Todd.

He is survived by his mother Karen Dare of Mora; brothers Donald Dare and Rich (Brenda) Gould; sisters Paula Dare, Robin Dare and Rhonda Gould; aunts and uncles Mary Dare (Jim) Nord, Bob and Janie Richardson, and Bill and Lynda Richardson; nieces and nephews Nicholas Gould, Jennifer Dare, Krystle Loberg, Matt Puhl, Dylan Gould and Samantha Gould; great nieces and nephews Cody, Tristan, Bennel, Braelynn and Jayce.  He also leaves behind two very special souls; his loving dog and companion Abby and his multi colored lap cat Cali.

His siblings are very thankful to Ryan for taking especially good care of their mother.  He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

10 thoughts on “RYAN R. DARE”

  1. Karen and family,
    We could not be more sad and our hearts go out to you and your family. Ryan was a big part of our family and we but especially JAKE will miss him terribly. You and Ryan are all in our thoughts and prayers. We have such wonderful memories from snowmobiling, threshing shows and even milking cows! He will be missed so much. Love, from The Holzem’s

  2. My heart breaks for you Karen. We did not know Ryan but he sounded like a sweet young man.
    We are sure our Lord has another job for him in Heaven. God Bless you and your family.

    Dale & Alta

  3. Our thoughts go out to you in sincere sympathy, Karen. Though we didn’t know Ryan personally, we still felt that we very much knew who he was through Bob & Janie. A very special young man. We pray that God give you strength in the days ahead.

    Louie & Dave Blum

  4. Karen and family,
    My heart has been heavy these last few days remembering Ryan, especially at St. Johns. As you know, our class sizes were very small, so we were all similar to siblings for many years. When I think of Ryan, I picture him, right between yourself and Grip, every Sunday in church. He never missed a day of school, or Sunday school for that matter. I remember begging my parents to let ME ride a snowmobile to school because “Ryan could!” I remember playfully arguing about whether Kenworth or Peterbuilt was the better eighteen wheeler. He was quick witted, had Grip’s huge smile and was always good for a laugh. My dad always liked him a lot because of his huge interest in tractors and farming and my mom remembers grading his schoolwork in 5th and 6th grade and how well he did academically. Please know, that I am feeling grateful that Ryan was a part of my childhood. My love, thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with your family.
    Love, Heidi Leistico

  5. Karen and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Ryan. Our son Adam, who we lost in 2000 was in class with Ryan every other year at St. Johns. Our hearts know your pain. We just recently moved to CA, but please feel free to reach out by email or phone if you would like to talk. May God and his Angels walk beside you and help you through this heartbreaking time.

    Robert and Cheryl Petermann

  6. Karen:
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Ryan. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gary and Jeanne Erickson

  7. Karen, I’m so sorry you are going thought another heartbreaking time. Ryan was a very special son and I can’t imagine your pain. I hope family and friends will be of some comfort to you.

  8. My heart breaks for you Karen. Wish we could be there for the funeral. We did not know Ryan but he sounded like a sweet young man. I’m sure our Lord has another job for him in Heaven.
    May the Lord be with you and your family.

    Dale & Alta

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