Ryan Michael Neal, age 44, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, formerly of St. Paul, Minnesota, passed tragically on Sunday, July 3, 2022.
Preceded in death by paternal and maternal grandparents; and cousins, Nick and John III. Survived by children, Erin (John) Stringfellow, Zachary Neal, and Caden Harrelson; parents, Michael and Marylin; and siblings, Jessica (Frederick) King, Aaron, Michelle, Daniel, Benjamin, Andrea (Erick) Lowen, Lisha (Adam) King, and Deborah (Edgar) Gonzalez; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Ryan was a machinist employed by Fair Lead in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He graduated number one in his class with an associate degree from St. Paul College. He enjoyed outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, and camping. He loved to ride his motorcycle and was dedicated to helping his friends fix their vehicles. Recently Ryan joined a bowling league with his special friend, Melissa and found great joy in spending time with her. He showed his love with his many jokes and pranks and his willing heart to help anyone in need. Our memories of Ryan will be held in our hearts forever. We will never forget him.
Visitation 1-3 PM with Funeral Service 3 PM, Monday, July 18, 2022 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016. Burial to follow at Newport Cemetery, Newport, MN.
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