Ryan J. Mitchell

Date of Death: Nov 20, 2017
Ryan J. Mitchell

1987 - 2017

Ryan J. “Thumper” Mitchell, 30, of Waupun, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2017.

Ryan was born March 15, 1987 in Waupun the son of Johny “Auggie” Essers and Sue Mitchell Metz. Ryan graduated from Union Grove High School in 2005. After high school he became an over-the-road truck driver and recently became a local truck driver to spend more time with his daughter. Ryan was a very loving and caring person. He donated his time and money to local projects and enjoyed raising money for children in need. He was very involved in the trucking industry and was an avid drawer.

Ryan is survived by his daughter, Cyanne Rae Mitchell of Waupun; his mother, Sue (Steve) Metz of Waupun; his father, Auggie (Leslie) Essers of Union Grove; one sister, Mariah K. Mitchell of Waupun; two brothers: Brydan R. Mitchell of Waupun and Logan K. Essers of Union Grove; maternal grandparents: Wilma Mitchell of Waupun and Richard (Lorraine) Mitchell of Oakfield; Cyanne’s mother, Rae Radig of Oshkosh; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Ryan Mitchell will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Jeff Nicla officiating.

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  1. Laurie Quackenboss Says: November 22, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Our sincere sympathy is extended to you and your family. We won’t be able to attend services but know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time.
    Laurie & Jeffrey Quackenboss

  2. Becky Panzer (SAGES) Says: November 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    My heart goes out to Cyanne and all of her family! Ryan was a wonderful father and member of the SAGES family! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Susan Johnson Says: November 24, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I am so sad to learn of Ryan’s passing. I remember his time and dedication to producing some of the most thorough videos for the Waupun Truckers’ parade. Trucking was such a passion and I hope the roads in heaven bring peace. My deepest sympathy to Ryan’s family and all who love him.

  4. Suzanne Ross Says: November 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Thinking of all of Ryan’s family at this sad time. I never knew him, yet, reading about his life caused to wish I had. God’s Blessings, Sue Ross and family.

  5. Uncle Bob & Aunt Mary Lou Says: November 24, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Ryan. Always remember he is only a memory away.

  6. John and Barb Gloede Says: November 27, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Ryan. There are no words for the loss of a child. We pray that the Lord provides the strength needed during these difficult days, months and even years ahead. The Gloedes

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