Ryan Siefker
Ryan Siefker

Obituary of Ryan Nathan Siefker

Ryan Nathan Siefker, born October 15th of 1977, passed away November 2nd of 2021 from complications of Covid. He had just celebrated his 44th birthday two weeks prior. Ryan was born at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio. He passed at Banner Boswell in, Surprise, Arizona surrounded by the love of his family as his loving wife Michelle and sister Carrie held his hands. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Lee Siefker, his father Roger (Darla) Siefker, his mother Cathy (Todd) Maag-Brooks, his sisters Lisa Kersker, Carrie (Ryan) Martin, Robyn (Jake) Spruill, Ashley (Alvin) Dawson, Alexis Bonner, Angel Bonner and his Grandmother Luella Ann Siefker. Ryan also leaves behind aunts, uncles, adoring nieces and nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends. Ryan was a devoted husband and father to all his animals. He never said no when Michelle brought someone new home and he loved them instantly. He had compassion for all creatures and a deep love for his family and friends. Ryan worked hard and played hard, you could always find him out in the desert riding his side by side, outdoors with his dogs, pigs, chickens, and horse! He loved his property and was very proud that they were able to finally buy a little land. He was happy there with his family, driving his 1948 Ford Tractor or hanging out watching football. He was the guy who met new people just by riding by on bicycles. It happened, they told Ryan and Michelle to come back for beers, and Ryan wasted no time! He loaded up a basket full of ice and Coors Light and went back and hung out! Ryan was a jokester too, when he grew out his beard then decided to finally shave it off, he played around with a few different looks. His handlebar mustache was the best! He walked into work with big Aviator sunglasses and startled his co-worker when he said he was the police and demanded to see one of the ladies in the office. Ryan also loved his job. He was becoming a leader at Mobile Force Refueling. Having worked for the company for over 13 years, they are his family too. He was directing most of the truck operations and had a great relationship with the drivers. He was gaining a tremendous amount of confidence as he was handling more and more tasks. All his work family will miss him dearly. For all that knew and loved Ryan, we know that he was a complete goofball! He loved making Michelle laugh, she had an hour commute so on her drives they would talk. He made Michelle’s long drives so much better. He also swore he would never hang a chandelier in the house for Michelle. She bought a few over the years but could never get him to hang them. He finally conceded and hung one in their little farmhouse. He mentioned it then too “You know Shell, I said I’d never do this”. He would do anything to make her happy. He loved helping his dad or friends doing anything that needed to be done. He always looked forward to the annual hunting trip up north with his dad, uncle, and buddies’. Above all, Ryan was the most important person in Michelle’s world. He will not only be missed by all those who loved him, and to know him was to love him, but he will be mourned, grieved over, cried for, and lost without. There will never be another man like him and through the pain and sorrow that his loss brings, we are all so grateful to have known him. Michelle will be forever changed and honored that he chose her. Michelle now walks a new path without him by her side, but always and forever in her heart. From Michelle “That’s what Ryan’s legacy should be, he made me better. He made the world a better and more beautiful place to be.” There will be a Celebration of Life held in Ryan’s honor on December 11th, 2021 at his home in Litchfield Park, Arizona. His family would be honored if you can join them to celebrate this wonderful, loving and beautifully giving man.
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