Ryan Thomas Holdgrafer

Ryan Thomas Holdgrafer

Birth
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 15 Nov 2015 (aged 27)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 155093653 · View Source
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[from the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary website, clasenjordan.com, retrieved 18 Nov. 2015]

Ryan T. Holdgrafer, 27 of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Mayo Clinic - St. Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota from a brain injury sustained in a farm accident.

Ryan Thomas Holdgrafer was born September 12, 1988 at Austin, Minnesota, the son of Mark Holdgrafer and Debora Anderson. Ryan was an older brother to two sisters. He attended Southland Senior High School. Ryan was a lead welder and currently working as a welder for the RDM of Minnesota in Dodge Center. He enjoyed farming, raising cows, working on machinery, farm auctions and helping neighboring farmers. Ryan also enjoyed tractor and truck pulls and had received a number of awards. He loved spending time with his children, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nathan and Kathleen Anderson and Earl Holdgrafer and his great grandparents.

Ryan is survived by his fiancée, Kimberly Sherva, Rose Creek, Minnesota; children, Allie Mae, Lamonte and Raelynn Marie; parents, Mark Holdgrafer, Austin, Minnesota, Debora Anderson, Rose Creek, Minnesota; grandmother, Marian Holdgrafer, Austin, Minnesota; sisters, Ashley (Jon Krebsbach) Holdgrafer and niece Harper, Adams, Minnesota and Melissa Holdgrafer, Winona, Minnesota; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 21st at Little Cedar Lutheran Church, Adams, Minnesota, with the Reverend Jeremy Johnson and the Reverend Charlie Leonard officiating. Visitation will be at the Adams Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and at the church on Saturday for one hour before the service.

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[from the Austin Daily Herald website, austindailyherald.com, published on 19 Nov. 2015, retrieved on 19 Nov. 2015]

Rose Creek Man Dies in Farm Accident

A 27-year-old Rose Creek man died after a farm accident last weekend in rural Lyle.

Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi confirmed Ryan Holdgrafer passed away Sunday after being struck in the head and neck by a skid loader bucket that was attached incorrectly around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Amazi said Holdgrafer was working to pound in posts for a hoop building on a cattle farm when the incident occurred on the 5000 block of 140th Street in rural Lyle.

Along with Mower County deputies, the Austin Police Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, Lyle and London first responders, and Mayo One responded to the scene.

According to his obituary, Holdgrafer was a welder and farmer, and he enjoyed raising cattle, working on machinery, attending farm auctions and helping his neighbors.

Holdgrafer leaves behind a fiancé and three children.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church, 308 Lewison St. NW, Adams, with the Reverend Jeremy Johnson and the Reverend Charlie Leonard officiating.

Visitation will be at the Adams Funeral Home, 300 W. Main St., on Friday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday for one hour before the service.


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