Tyrese R. Ruffin
Ty, 2, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away surrounded by family members and close friends on Friday, October 11, 2013, at Sanford Children's Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services were conducted by Miller Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, with Jeff Gould being the officiate. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls. A Celebration of Life was held immediately after, at the El Riad Temple.
Ty was born in Minneapolis, MN, on August 22, 2011. His mother is Ashley Ann Doohen of Sioux Falls, his father is Adrian Peterson, of Houston, TX. Shortly after his birth Ty and his mother moved to Sioux Falls, in order to be close to immediate family. Ty was an energetic, fun loving and affectionate little boy. He loved the water in all forms, balls of all shapes and sizes, as well as foods of all flavors.
Ty is survived by his mother, Ashley Doohen, Sioux Falls; his father, Adrian Peterson, Houston, as well as Robert Ruffin, Las Vegas, NV. In addition, there is great-grandmother, Mary J. Hanson, Lincoln, NE; grandparents, Benita Martin (Herm) and Mike Doohen, of Sioux Falls, Nelson Peterson, Sunnyvale, TX, Bonita Jackson (Frankie), Spring, TX; aunt, Nadine Doohen and uncle, Paul Doohen (Laura) and cousins, Carson, Addison, and Hudson, Sioux Falls. Ty's life was short, but very happy.
There will be a gathering of fellowship for friends and acquaintances on Tuesday, October 22, from 6:00-8:00 pm at First Evangelical Free Church, 2601 W. 69 Street, Sioux Falls, SD, 57108
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Published by Argus Leader on Oct. 20, 2013.