Ryan McPherson, 23, Sauk Rapids - obituary

Ryan W. McPherson, age 23, of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020, at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be from 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. There will be a time of sharing at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ryan is survived by his mother, Allison Beattie of Onamia; father, John McPherson of Sauk Rapids; brothers and sister, John McPherson of St. Cloud, Nicholas (Summer Taylor) McPherson of Onamia, and Abigayle McPherson of Onamia; maternal grandparents, Suzanne Milton of Baxter and Ronald “Ron” William Beattie, Sr. of Onamia; nephews, Kaiden and Noah McPherson; niece, Gracelynd McPherson; aunts and uncles, Steve (Toni) McPherson of Chicago and Ronald Beattie, Jr. of Brainerd; cousins, Joey McPherson and Celeste Beattie-Schaefer; girlfriend, Lauren Bernick; his dog, Walter; and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Moira McPherson; and grandfather, Larry E. Milton.

Ryan was born February 12, 1997, in Chicago, Ill., to John McPherson andAllison Beattie. He lived in Chicago until moving to St. Cloud in 2000, Royalton from 2003-2010, Onamia from 2010-2012, and Sauk Rapids since 2012. Ryan worked as the shift manager at the Big Lake Dairy Queen for a year, and also worked at Subway and Tim Horton’s. Music was his passion. He enjoyed singing, playing guitar and piano. Some of his favorite artists were, Ed Sheeran, the Beatles, Wiz Khalifa, and Eminem. Ryan also enjoyed, french fries, fishing, dancing, playing basketball, football and baseball, and playing video games. He was kind, gentle, loving, funny, had a big heart, and always cared for others. Most importantly, he was very proud of his family.

Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com

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