March 31, 1997 ~ September 18, 2020

Born in: Pratt, Kansas
Resided in: Westcliffe, CO

Ryan Jacob Schepmann, 23, of Westcliffe, Colorado died of natural causes on Sept. 18, 2020 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado. He was born March 31, 1997 in Pratt, Kansas.
Survivors include his parents, Warren and Lori (Schlesener) Schepmann and sisters, Sara Schepmann and Katie Schepmann all of Westcliffe, Colorado.
He is also survived by his grandmother JoAnn Schepmann, Pratt, Kansas: aunts, Carla (Calvin) Boyd, Medicine Lodge, KS and Brenda (Ron) Piester, Coats, KS; uncles, Larry (Barbara) Schlesener, Hope, KS and Steve (Dori) Schlesener, Scottsdale, AZ. Also surviving are many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Nathan F. Schepmann, Pratt, KS and grandparents, Orval and Geraldine Schlesener of Hope, Kansas.
Coming from Preston, Kansas, Ryan was baptized into Christ at St. Paul Lutheran Church, (Natrona) Preston, Kansas on April 20, 1997. He and his family moved to Westcliffe, CO in June of 2010. He confessed his faith in the rite of confirmation at Hope Lutheran Church, Westcliffe, CO on April 17, 2011. He graduated from Custer County High School on May 29, 2016.
Ryan loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and would want the world to know that Jesus is your Savior too.
Services are planned for 3:00 pm MDT on Friday, September 25, 2020, at Valley Bible Fellowship in Westcliffe, Colorado. Burial will follow at Hope Lutheran Cemetery, rural Westcliffe. A meal will be served following at Valley Bible Fellowship.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, (Natrona) Preston, Kansas on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10:00 am.
Memorials to: Lutheran Hour Ministries may be left at Valley Bible Fellowship or mailed: C/O St. Paul Lutheran Church, 40291 NE 40th Ave. Preston, KS 67583. Condolences may be left at: www.MontgomerySteward.com.

 

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Funeral Service: September 25, 2020 3:00 pm

Valley Bible Fellowship
116 Hermit Lane
Westcliffe, CO 81252


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  1. Warren and Lori and girls, we were so sorry to hear of Ryan’s death. Prayers for your family. I have informed Joshua of his death. Again our prayers and sympathy
    Todd and Esther Ash

  2. God will tenderly comfort you
    He will give you the strength to endure
    II Corinthians 1:7

    May God be close to you now, for strength and comfort – and may His peace overflow in the days to come.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Betty DeWerff & Family

  3. Warren, Lori & girls; Doug & I are so saddened to hear about the loss of your son. Please know we are praying for peace and comfort and for you to feel the loving care of our Lord, Jesus Christ. You are all in our prayers.

  4. Warren Lori and girls, George an I were so sadden to hear of your sons passing. We send our sympathies, prayers and Love for you all. God Bless you. George and Judy Herpich

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your loss!! Prayers for God to hold you in his loving arms during this incredibly difficult time.

    Hugs and Prayers!

    Dena Russell (Wegele)

    • Thanks Dena. You also felt the pain of losing a loved one so young. So sorry for that but
      we have the blessed assurance of them being in heaven.
      Warren, Lori, Sara, and Katie

  6. So sorry to hear about loss of your son. Prayers for comfort and peace, were never prepared to loss our kids that makes it so hard.

  7. Lori, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to all of you. I haven’t seen you in years, but I have great memories of growing up and playing together as little girls. I will let Mom know and say prayers for all of you.

  8. Warren and Lori our hearts were broken when we heard about Ryan. We know he is safe in Gods arms and its everyone left behind that must feel the pain. Your family is in our prayers.

    Steve, Dori and Gabrielle

    • Steve, Dori and Gabrielle,

      Thank you so much for the flowers and the kind words. You are right that Ryan is safe in God’s arms.
      It is a comfort to know that we all can join Ryan too one day.

      Warren, Lori, Sara, and Katie

  9. Lori and Warren, I have fond memories of playing with Ryan as a toddler. Our hearts ache for you and your girls. May God wrap your family in His love.
    Susan and Randy Teske

  10. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time of great loss. May our loving God comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  11. My deepest sympathies to Warren, JoAnn and Brenda and your entire family. I am so sorry to hear of this news.
    My God be with you during this time. — Audra Dietz, Burbank, Ca.

  12. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May joyful memories of Ryan bring you comfort in the days ahead and the assurance of a glorious reunion in heaven give you hope as well. God be with you.

  13. Warren, Lori, Sara & Katie:

    We were heartbroken to hear about Ryan. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you.

    In Love and Friendship,

    Vernon & Brenda Schaffer

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