GROVE CITY — God welcomed Ryan Patrick Missler into his arms on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
He was born on August 23, 1975 in St. Mary's, Ohio.
Ryan was a graduate of Dublin High School ('94) he went on to graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1998. He was a loving husband, devoted father, caring son, loyal brother and generous friend; Ryan deeply loved his family. Ryan was blessed with a contagious smile and beautiful charismatic personality. He inspired those who knew him to always give their all and to take advantage of opportunities to create memories when they presented themselves. He was awarded athletic Hall of Fame status at both Dublin High School and Ohio Wesleyan University.
Following college Ryan went on to play professional baseball as a shortstop and third baseman. After his successful baseball career he returned to the family business to serve as Executive Vice President of Missler's Irrigation. He loved cars, Las Vegas, golfing with family and friends but his favorite activity was spending time with his wife, his sons and dog Stella.
He is survived by his wife Heather (Curry) Missler, sons Trent and Caden Missler, mother Nancy Moots and father Michael Missler, siblings; Betsie (Jeff) Parren, Aaron (Michelle) Missler and Keary Missler as well as numerous nephews, nieces, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and extended family and friends that were inspired by the way he lived his life and loved him dearly.
In the words of his former coach, "We lost an exemplary person here." Rest in peace Ryan, until we meet again.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday August 13, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at St. John's Lutheran Church 3220 Columbus St. Grove City, OH 43123 where a funeral service will be held on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 11 am with Pastor Scott Ness officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made at any Huntington Bank for Trent and Caden's College Fund.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to sign Ryan's online guest book or to leave a special memory or photo.
SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY is in charge of the arrangements.