MADISON – Ryan James Linscheid, Sr., age 43, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones at Meriter Hospital. Ryan was born January 7, 1975 in Madison to his parents, James and Judith (Laufenberg) Linscheid.
Ryan grew up on Madison’s northside where attended Gompers Primary school, Madison East high school, and Shabazz High School, graduating with the Class of 1993. Throughout his life, Ryan strived to be active. He was a talented athlete who enjoyed playing sports such as football, golf and baseball. In addition to participating in athletics, he was a Wisconsin sports fan and enjoyed watching the Packer, Badger and Brewers’ games. Ryan also enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing and was very knowledgeable about politics. He was a hard worker and loved his job at Stevens Construction Corporation, where he worked primarily as a Concrete Finisher. His co-workers and supervisors spoke highly of Ryan’s commitment and effort he put into all of his tasks. Above all, he took great pride in his three beautiful children Taylor Marie, Ryan James Jr, and Bryden Nicholas whom he raised with the love of his life, Shannon. He and is only granddaughter Eila Ann, (daughter of Taylor, and Dominic) had a special bond that no man could break. The source of his happiness stemmed from spending time with his family and coaching his kids’ sports teams when he wasn’t working. Whether It was 5 minutes or an hour, he always made the most of his time with his children. He would most often be found with them on the ball field. He was most wonderful father they could have asked for and his legacy will forever live through them. Although his family was his main priority, Ryan always made time to serve others in this community. He touched the hearts of many and will be remembered as a one of a kind. Ryan’s favorite saying, “let’s all just get along”, speaks truth to his life because no matter the circumstance, he always found a way to bring his family together, including this very moment.
Ryan is survived by his children, Taylor (Dominic) Johnson, Ryan Linscheid, Jr., Bryden Linscheid; granddaughter, Eila Ann Johnson; love of his life, Shannon Linscheid; parents, Judith and James Linscheid; sister, Nichole (Travis) Tripalin; nephews, Roman and Vincent Tripalin; aunts and uncles, Marge (Tony), Bill (Barb), Art (Jodeen), Joe, Mary (Wayne), Al (Barb), Jean (Don), Tom (Janice), Carol (Jack), Rick (Pam), Rod (Jeanie); close friends, Jake Kleinsmith, Nimrod Hilliard, and Okoto Torti; numerous other loving family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Marian Laufenberg, Alfonse and Marie Linscheid; aunts, Pat Fecht, Sue Udelhofen, Nancy Biddick and uncle, John Laufenberg.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 24, 2018 at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 North Sherman Avenue, Madison. Visitation will take place from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a fund for Ryan’s boys (RJ and Bryden), payable to Taylor Johnson. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
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