Ryan Weisert, 25, Northwood

Published 10:39 am Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ryan Michael Weisert, 25, of Northwood, died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, as the result of a traffic accident. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church, Northwood, with the Rev. Wayne Hagen officiating.

Burial will be in the State Line Cemetery, rural Northwood. Visitation is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. today at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Highway 65 S., Northwood, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Ryan was born on July 19, 1987, in Mason City, to Michael and Wendy (Willand) Weisert.

Ryan Weisert

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When young, he would be dressed in his blue jean overhauls, cowboy boots and cowboy hat and was going farming at grandpas. He attended Northwood-Kensett schools, graduating with the class of 2006, where he was involved in football (All-State selection), wrestling, track and baseball. He attended NIACC in the building trade program for one year and was employed by Kenison Construction of Northwood.

Ryan coached youth wrestling in Northwood since 2006. He enjoyed kids, frequently teasing and picking on them. He loved to hunt and his dogs, Drake and Benelli, were his pride and joy.

Every evening after work he stopped by his father’s shop for a Gatorade before heading out to work on friends’ projects. Ryan loved Hawkeye football and wrestling. He enjoyed snowmobiling, golfing and his Harley. He would tease his grandmother (constantly), stopping at Hy-Vee to visit and eating the sample pizzas she would be handing out.

Ryan’s gleam in his eye and smile on his face got him out of a lot of trouble.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Joyce Willand; paternal grandfather, Harold Weisert; also his great-grandparents.

Ryan is survived by his parents: Mike and Wendy Weisert; brothers, Brandon Weisert and his fiancée, Morgan Johnson, and Jason Weisert; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Bev Willand; maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Godfrey; paternal grandmother Almira Weisert; aunts and uncles, Wynnette and Frank Flores, Wanda and Jim Christensen, Wayde and Jill Willand, Wendelland Penny Willand, John and LuAnn Rottinghaus, Duane and Lori Weisert, Al and Laura Weisert, Becky and Randy Enfield, Bob and Mary Weisert; numerous cousins, other family members and friends; dogs, Drake and Benelli.

The family requests people wear casual attire, particularly Hawkeye or wrestling clothing.