2016/05/26 - Ryan Schulz - Age 36 yrs - Rockford, Illinois
Submitted by: Melissa Jenkins - Sibling
Name: Ryan Schulz
State: Illinois, 61103
Date of Passing: May 28, 2016
Date of Birth: May 1, 1980
Tell Us About Them:
Ryan always had a smile on his face. He loved his family deeply and always had a shoulder to lean on. He was an amazing artist and writer. He was a Chef by trade and loved to cook for everyone including the homeless. He believed strongly in his faith and had made peace with the choices he made in the past. Ryan was making every effort to do good, he had a steady full time job (got a promotion the week he died), just purchased a new vehicle, and had his own apartment. He had accomplished a lot over the last year.
Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:
Ever since Ryan was a teenager he had used drugs here and there. He got involves with some people who asked him to deliver some drugs and was set up and ended up in prison. Ryan was clean for a year when he relapsed. Unfortunately when Ryan was released from prison he had to return to the same area he used to live due to Parole restrictions and ended up hanging out with the same people. In the end, I feel in my heart, this contributed to his death. Heroin took my brother from me, a son from my mother and father, and an uncle from his niece and nephews.
What Made Them Smile?
When Ryan was spending time with his family is when he would smile, He loved unconditionally. Also, when he was painting or drawing.
What Do You Miss the Most About Them?
I miss our conversations. He was my rock, my other half, my soul mate.
If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?
I'm here for you and I love you.
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