Ryan Howard Weisz was born June 16, 1970 to Howard and Sue (Phelps) Weisz in Anaheim, CA. The family moved to Mitchell in 1980. Ryan attended school in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1988. He attended Northern State College in Aberdeen for two years and Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell for a year. He worked as a bartender for many years and was then employed at Wild Oak Golf Club for several years. At the time of his death Ryan was a house parent at Saint Joseph Indian School.
Ryan is survived by his mother, Sue Weisz; his father, Howard and wife, Sandy Weisz; one sister, Dina and husband, Todd Duxbury and one nephew, Riley Duxbury all of Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, several aunts and uncles and an infant sister.
A Memorial Fund has been established to the Saint Joseph Indian School in Chamberlain.