Ryk VanRavenswaay, II, born on March 19, 1990, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. A reception will follow the service at another location. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Ryk's name will be set up. Please contact the family for further details. Nealy VanRavenswaay, the princess-bride of the hero in our story, is bereaved of the most badass person the universe has ever known, who died while slaying multi-headed dragons in his sleep. He will be the guardian of his father, Scott VanRavenswaay, and his wife Mary; his mother, Rachel Peltonen; his sister Neve VanRavenswaay; nephew Nico; and his mom's sister-mother, Christy VanRavenswaay for the rest of their lives. His Grandmother, Marti VanRavenswaay-Waddell, is sewing purple and red space suits for the homeless moon baby orphanage with her great-grand-dogger, Poppy “Pooper” VanRavensMinchernen. Her husband, Byron, is swatting away barracuda on his Panamanian schooner, as he whisks the latest reconnaissance to the headquarters with silent wings of angels. His other Grandmother, Bonnie Larson Stott, is driving her twin jeeps one-handed, while playing the harp with her extra bionic arm, toothpick in her mouth, down the million dollar highway in Montrose, Colorado, on the way to a lunar reptile reunion. Her husband Don, is gassing up the Benz to transport the bullion to a remote bunker. All of his aunts and uncles were contacted for comment but they are on a trans-continental motorcycle ride and then down to Patagonia to join the resistance with his cousins, who are faster and more nimble than their elders. Nealy is in hiding, with her brother, Davis, who orchestrated the ambush on Betelgeuse; sustained by her sister and brother-in-law, Brittani and Andy Metallica Castle; and fiercely defended by her parents, Rick and Debbie Mincher of Austin, Texas. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. Such an awesome, talented, funny, and very smart guy. Such a loss. I’ll miss you young Ryk. <3 condolences to Nealy and the fam.

  2. I want to express my condolence and share some comfort and hope from God’s word, the Bible. Very soon now God will restore things on earth to the way he meant them to be before his first human creations rebelled.

    Revelation 21:4 promises us that God will completely eliminate death, mourning, and pain. Imagine that! No suffering of any kind anymore! Psalm 37:10,11 assures us that wickedness will be removed from the earth. Imagine the peace that will exist then! And the Bible also promises us that during this time, all those sleeping in death will be brought back to life. (1 Thessalonians 4:13; John 5:28,29; Isaiah 26:19) What a wonderful hope that is- to welcome back our loved ones to perfect health and conditions forever!

    Until then, our loving heavenly Father assures us at Psalm 34:18 that he “is close to the brokenhearted” and “He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” So he understands your pain and grief and is eager to help you by giving you the strength you need to cope during this most difficult time. (Philippians 4:13)

    I hope these scriptures provide some comfort. Feel free to contact me, if you’d like to discuss more.

    Sincere sympathy,

  3. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I did not know Ryk, but what I do know is…best obit I have seen in years. It sounds like he was an amazing ray of creative light. One can only hope to have a life that affects others. It sounds as if Ryk did just that. I cannot begin to understand a loss of this magnitude, but I think his spirit will be in your hearts forever.

  4. We are so incredibly sad for your family and our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

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