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Ryan James Liesen

Ryan James Liesen

Ryan James Liesen, age 21, of Quincy died on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. Ryan was born in Columbia, Missouri on December 6, 1998, a son of James G. and Vanessa F. (Wood) Liesen. Ryan was a proud graduate of Quincy High School in 2017. He then continued there with extended education until 2020. His para-educators throughout his school years, loved Ryan as their very own, and he returned that by working very hard to do his best in school.

Ryan was of the Christian faith. One of the first words that comes to mind when describing him is joyful. He loved unconditionally and he extended genuine kindness to everyone. He exhibited a wonderful ability to joke, laugh, and be brave and tough through his challenges. These amazing qualities were an inspiration to the people in his life. Ryan was the center of attention.

He seemed to always have music playing in his mind and he loved to sing, dance and make-up his own songs. His favorite holiday was Christmas and Ryan would start preparing for it in July but celebrating it year-round was preferred. He loved attending Camp Callahan.

His dogs, Tinley and Watson were very much loved too.

Survivors include his Mom, Vanessa Liesen of Quincy; his Dad, Dr. James Liesen of Bolivar, MO; Maternal grandmother, Georgia Wood of St. Louis and paternal grandmother Joan Liesen of Quincy.
Two sisters, Kelsey (Neil) Volner of Arnold, MO; and Alli Liesen of Quincy; Aunt and Uncle, Dean (Greg) Wood and Jeanette (Bob) Manning; Godparents, Steve (Jan) Liesen of Quincy and many other aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Ryan was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard Wood and paternal grandfather, Thomas Liesen.

For those friends from school that attend his service, you are welcome to wear your blue and white colors. Please also wear a mask as recommended for public gatherings.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of St. John with Rev. Steve Hayden officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Private visitation is planned. Memorials are suggested to Camp Callahan.
Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Aunt Jan and Uncle Steve Liesen
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We loved our Godson so much. He was an angel on earth. He was an ambassador to all to be grateful in all circumstances.
From:
Debbie Terwelp
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Ryan's passing. He was a joy to work with at Baldwin Cafeteria. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts & prayers.🙏💕
From:
Phil and Lisa Cook
Ursa, IL
Comments:
Sending our condolences. Prayers to you Vanessa and family
From:
Teena
Comments:
So sorry to hear this . Prayers to you and your family.
From:
Kathleen A. Dooley
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Ryan was such a joy and true inspiration to us in the Quincy Public Schools! His genuine spirit and willingness to help out any way he could brought smiles to many each and every day! The Lord Bless & Keep You Vanessa and family during this very difficult time! Kathi Dooley and Gary Handrick
From:
Pam Bailey
Liberty, MO
Comments:
Vanessa.. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I pray you are able to find the peace God intends for you through this time.
From:
Marie John
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I believe God puts angels on earth to help the rest of us be better people. Ryan was one of those angels. His smile lit up the room, and I loved the mischievous twinkle in his eyes. I was blessed to have him as a student at Baldwin. I am so sorry for your loss, Vanessa.
From:
Don and Deana Turner and Family
NORTH PORT, FL
Comments:
Vanessa and Family: There are no words that can take away your pain and sorrow. We wish there were. Please know that you are surrounded by people who love and care for you and lean on them when you need to. Our hearts are with you. Please accept our deepest condolences.