Ryan Meislahn, 1976-2019
Memorial services for Ryan C. Meislahn, 42, of Princeton will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. Sean Forde will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Ryan died June 26, 2019, as a result of liver and kidney failure.
Ryan C. Meislahn was born Sept. 27, 1976, in Albert Lea, the son of Chris Meislahn and Cynthia Guerra. He was raised in Albert Lea and attended Albert Lea schools. He was on the swim team, football team and hockey team. Ryan went through confirmation at First Lutheran, where he was still a member. He was also an active member of the Sportsman Club.
Ryan was a jack of all trades and held many jobs. He traveled with the carnival, and worked as a laborer, construction worker and oil rigger. Most recently he worked at Oakland Pheasant Farm in Princeton.
Ryan was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to be outdoors. He loved to barbecue, camp and have bonfires. Ryan enjoyed motorcycle riding. He especially loved to spend time with his family and many friends.
Ryan is survived by his mother, Cynthia Guerra; father and stepmother Chris (Dawn) Meislahn; paternal grandmother, Eileen Meislahn; maternal grandparents Leroy (Janet) Olsen; daughter, Kimberly Meislahn; sister, Jenni Hamberg-Bennett; stepsisters Delya (Steve) Kofstad, Onna (Tanner) Guthart and Andrea (Neil) Posse; stepbrother, Alex Good; fiancee, Tammy Tallant; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Meislahn; maternal grandmother, Virginia Hills; special cousin, Rhett Johnson; and many other loved ones.
Ryan had a heart of gold and an infectious smile. He loved life and will be missed by his family and friends.