Ryan Harper

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died January 27, 2013

Rapid River, MI
Ryan Harper, age 23, of Rapid River, passed away early Sunday morning, January 27, 2013, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Ryan was born September 25, 1989, in Flint, MI, the son of Tony III and Dawn (Daniels) Harper. He was raised in Rapid River and was a graduate of the Rapid River High School . Ryan developed a love for racing at a very young age and as young as 2 years old, he was often seen racing his

22 Tributes for “Ryan Harper

    As I sit here praying about the service tomorrow Like most I have been thinking he was much to young, with so much love to give. Than I keep hearing Jesus’ words “Suffer the little children to come unto me for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”. I trust God has welcomed Ryan with open arms and a love and comfort he has never known before.

    Ryan was a fantastic person who loved life. We will always cherish the times we had at the race tracks. He loved the sport and enjoyed it very much with all of his family and friends. He will be missed dearly but never forgotten. He always made you laugh when you were sad and always knew how to put a smile on your face. We love you Ryan Robert.

    RYAN, You will be sadly missed dearly but you will always be in your family and friends hearts. You were a great guy. Now you’re an angel watching down on everyone!

    I sit and think about how this terrible tragidy has affected so many people in the community. It really make a person think how special life is. Dawn, Tony and family I cannot express to you how sorry I am for your loss, I think about Ryan coming in to Country Kitchen on Kid’s nite and just smile thinking about how much fun that was. He was a beautiful person inside and out and his spirit will live on through you. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers everyday.

    Ryan was such a fun person to be around. Whenever I seen him, like always, He would pick on me and just give me the hardest time. He was one to always have my back and be there whenever I needed him. He loved racing. I remember watching him race over at Crystal Speedway. One of the best times of my life was watching him do what he loved most. He was the sweetest person you could have possibly met. He alwys made time to see how I was doing and to make sure i was doing alright. We are all gonna miss you Ry. this isn’t goodbye, It’s simply a see you later.

    My heart breaks for my family through this time. I wish I could be with you all right now through all of this. Please know that we are all thinking and praying for you all. We love you guys so much and please know that we are with you guys in spirit.

    Nothing can be said to make it easy, talk about him, remember him, carry life on for him. Ryan will be missed, family reunions will never be the same but he will never be forgotten! Ryan’s presence will return in the face or personality of a neice or nephew that will be told stories about him. Love you all, wish there was more I could say or do! Lynn

    To the Harper Family,I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolence. Ryan will be greatly missed by us all.

    Tony and Dawn my heart just breaks for u. I remember he was just a lil time watch the three boys on Friday and Saturdays so u guys could go race. He so young and handsome. I will keep u all in my prayers. Love ya

    Dawn Tony and family-
    Words cannot express how truly sorry I am that you have to endure the most painful loss of all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Dawn, Tony and familyMy heart goes out to you, in your time of pain.
    May god keep you and bless you, and may Ryan look upon you every day till you meet him again

    An old friend
    Lisa Bigelow (Begovac)

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Ryan was a great kid, my kids have told me nice things abot Ryan you should be very proud of him. He will always be remembered. Gods Blessings to you and your family.

    Dawn an tony an family so sorry for your loss praying for all to help you get through this hard time. All my love to all Loa Dell Creed

    I am so sorry about Ryan. My prayers are with you all. Tanya I’m so sorry to hear this about Ryan. I am at a loss for words. You have been through so much and my heart goes out to you and Ryan’s family. Tanya I am still here for you always.
    My deepest sympathy.

    Dawn, Tony & family: Bill & I are saddened to read about the loss of your son, Ryan. We extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. We remember your family well when we worked at St. Charles Borromeo in Rapid River. Please know of our thoughts & prayers during this time of sorrow.
    Deacon Bill & Chetti Green

    Sorry to read about the passing of Ryan. It’s sad to see someone loved by so many, with so much to look forward to have to pass. Despite the pain take comfort in the hope of seeing him again (John 5:28,29). In a world free of sick, pain and death. Where time and unforeseen occurrence will not take away the ones we love. Their Ryan can be united with the ones he loved, and reach his full potential (Revelation 21:3,4)

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