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Ryan Gaikowski

WAUBAY- Ryan Gaikowski 53, of Waubay died on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday July 6, 2010 at the Waubay School Gymnasium with Fr. David Axtmann officiating. Burial will be in the Waubay Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 5-8 P.M. with a wake service at 7:30 P.M. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Waubay. Ryan Raymond Gaikowski was born on December 8, 1956 to Raymond and Bonnie (Town) Gaikowski at Peabody Memorial Hospital in Webster, South Dakota. At the time the family made their home north of Ortley. He was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Waubay. He attended Waubay Public Schools and graduated from high school in 1975. After graduation he farmed with his parents and brother, Chuck. On October 26, 1991 he was united in marriage to Missy Kallas at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Waubay. After their marriage the couple lived on the Gaikowski family farm where they continued to farm with his brother. They were engaged in dairy, beef and grain farming. To this union four children were born, Jordan, Becca, Heather and Brianna. He was actively engaged in farming at the time of his death. Ryan was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he was a long-time usher and served on the Parish Council. He enjoyed four wheeling, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and making and selling his special walleye rigs. He also enjoyed the shooting sports and 4-H activities with his children and their sports activities. He was an avid sports spectator. He loved being with people, having coffee with family and friends and was always available to lend a helping hand. Ryan passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 53 years, 5 months and 7 days. Survivors include his wife, Missy of Waubay; his four children, Jordan, Becca, Heather and Brianna of Waubay, SD; his mother, Bonnie Gaikowski of Waubay, SD; two brothers, Chuck (Sandy) Gaikowski of Waubay, SD and Bill (Bonnie) Gaikowski of Watertown, SD; one sister, Chere’ (Scott) Bierschbach of Webster, SD; his in-laws, Alvin (Nancy) Kallas of Leola, SD; a brother-in-law, Mike (Jodi) Kallas of Leola, SD; and three sisters-in-law, Mary (Tom) Schumacher of Rapid City, SD, Carrie (Devon) Kwasniewski of Florence, SD and Amy (Chad) Podhradsky of Howard, SD. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father and a nephew.

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Missy my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Jackie Stirling Jul 7 2010 12:00 AM

Missy and family I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

cheryl schorg Jul 7 2010 12:00 AM

Missy and family, My sympathies to all of you. Ryan was such a great guy, husband, and father. He went way to early in life and he will be greatly missed. Kathy Wojcik

Kathy Wojcik Jul 4 2010 12:00 AM

Missy, We were so shocked to hear of Ryan’s illness and sorry to hear about his death. How a moment can change your whole life. Although we can’t make it any easier for you, please know we are remembering you and your family in our prayers. As time goes by, may your memories bring you peace and comfort.

Don and Marianna Finn Jul 4 2010 12:00 AM

To a very loving family, my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Ryan. You are in my prayers as I've been thinking about you over this past week.

Lori S. RN Jul 4 2010 12:00 AM

You are in our prayers during this difficult time and we send our deepest sympathies.

Steve and Carrie Rumpza Jul 3 2010 12:00 AM

Bonnie and all of Ryan's Family. Words cannot express the loss felt here. Our sincerest sympathy at this time.

Jerald & Gwen Jul 2 2010 12:00 AM

MISSY AND FAMILY YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SMYPATHY. IT IS SO HARD TO LOSE A LOVED ONE, BUT RYAN IS NO LONGER IN PAIN AND YOU CAN BE THANKFUL FOR THAT.I KNOW HOW YOUR HEART IS BREAKING, REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES IT WILL HELP IN THE FUTURE. AGAIN MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOURS . LOVE AND HUGS

BARB TCHIDA Jul 2 2010 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gerald & Faye Pies Jul 2 2010 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Ryan was a super person and will be missed by the whole community. Eternal rest grant onto him oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Bill and Kathy Weyh-Jurgens Jul 1 2010 12:00 AM

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