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Ryan J. Meert

Ryan Jon Meert, a dedicated father, husband, son, teacher, coach and friend passed away, unexpectedly, Thursday, June 29, 2023 due to a farming accident.

Lovingly known to many as Hank, he was born August 15, 1976 in Kalamazoo the son of Tom and Marty (Bumgart) Meert. Ryan was a 1995 Plainwell High School graduate and received his Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University.

For over 20 years he worked for Plainwell Public Schools as a middle school teacher and wrestling coach. Ryan’s real passion was farming and was happiest after spending a long day working hard with his family on Meert Farms. Ryan also owned and operated Meert Gauthier Concrete and did snowplowing in the winter.

A true family man, Ryan loved watching and supporting his children at their sporting events and dance competitions. He enjoyed camping and trips to Disney and Cedar Point. Ryan was a dedicated servant in the community, never met a person he didn’t love and was a friend to all. On August 7, 2004 he married the love of his life, Shannon Wycoff who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Mason and Mackenzie; his parents; siblings, Brian (Karelyn) Meert and Kevin (Mindy) Meert; nieces and nephews, Brennen, Bree, Leeah, Sam, Bailey and Emma; mother-in-law, Suzann (Bruce) Breuker; father-in-law, James Wycoff and sister-in-law, Jessica (Dan) Gauthier.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Dustan and niece, Connor.

Friends may visit with Ryan’s family from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at the Radiant Church in Richland where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 6, 2023.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Ryan may be made to a scholarship for his children with checks payable to Shannon Meert or to DC Strong.

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Colleen Gregersen

July 1, 2023 at 5:12 pm

My husband Mike and him grew up together. We cried together when we heard. He was a riot to be around. God please Bless his wife and children and his extended family. So very sorry. He will forever be missed!

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Tim

July 1, 2023 at 5:57 pm

Just unbelievable. That man did so much for this community. Just an amazing person. So sorry for your loss. He will never be forgotten.

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Joshua Jameson

July 1, 2023 at 6:11 pm

Can’t imagine your hurt and nothing any words can describe the great loss it was. We’re thinking of the Meert family and wish them as much comfort as one can have in this difficult time.

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Jeff Clark

July 1, 2023 at 6:26 pm

Meert Family- Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. I am thinking of your whole family and sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this.

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Taylor Seibert

July 1, 2023 at 6:44 pm

I love you so much Meert family.

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Stefanie Rentfrow

July 1, 2023 at 7:03 pm

Our sincerest and deepest condolences. We were blessed to know Ryan and have our families spend time together. And it’s clear the significant impact he has had on so many.

It’s difficult to come up with the right words at a time like this. Our prayer is that you would you find peace, comfort, strength and all the support you need in the days to come.

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3

We will be keeping you close in continued thoughts and prayers.

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Maddy Wheaton

July 1, 2023 at 9:03 pm

He was a great gym teacher at plainwell middle school and a great friend to my dad

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Angie (Snyder) Brown

July 1, 2023 at 7:18 pm

Ryan was one of my freestyle wrestling coaches. He was a great guy and a good friend. I haven’t seen him in years, but the last time I saw him, he said come on over Ang there’s beer in the fridge in the garage and make yourself at home. I never did make it over to have a beer with them. My heart breaks for his family. Sending love and prayers to his family and friends.

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Eunice ( Birmingham)Shive

July 1, 2023 at 7:19 pm

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy, he always had a way to make you laugh. Prayers to the family

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Kathy Sehy

July 1, 2023 at 7:32 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Ryans horrific accident. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

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Mike & Chris VanDenBerg

July 1, 2023 at 7:36 pm

Ryan was one of a kind….loved by all. His presence will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children, parents and family. Words cannot express the loss felt by us and so many.

Sending love and comfort.

Mike and Chris VanDenBerg

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Gordon Becker

July 1, 2023 at 7:45 pm

Such a great guy. My prayers to the family and friends.

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Jessica Sehy

July 1, 2023 at 7:50 pm

I grew up in Plainwell with the family and went to school with his wife. I lived in their neighborhood. I was very sad when my mom called me in Florida to tell me he had passed away. My sincere condolences to his wife, children and family. My you find some comfort in each other in these difficult times.

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The Carmody Family

July 1, 2023 at 8:11 pm

As so many before and some after, my children had Ryan as their PE teacher at PMS. I did not know him well. We are deeply saddened by this tragic and unexpected accident and my boys would like to express how highly they thought of Mr. Meert. They remember Ryan as a humorous, fair, and motivating teacher, always with an encouraging word for his students. Our most heartfelt condolences and prayers for comfort go out to Ryan’s family, friends, and all those who knew and loved him.

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Tracie Lazarus

July 1, 2023 at 8:57 pm

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Meert family. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, son, father. brother and friend. Sending love . Ryan will be fondly remembered for the great man he was.

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Amy Drainer

July 1, 2023 at 9:23 pm

So sorry for ur loss. Prayers to ur family & friends.

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Jennifer Chappell Mitchell

July 1, 2023 at 9:24 pm

I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Your family has suffered so much! I pray that God brings you comfort in your sorrow.

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Joe and Melanie (Nance) Mannon

July 1, 2023 at 9:38 pm

Praying for peace that passes understanding for all Ryan’s family and friends. Our hearts are broken

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Katie Reid (Pearson)

July 1, 2023 at 10:01 pm

So very sorry to hear this. Much love to you Shannon and your family. Praying for peace and comfort.

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Phyllis Dowell

July 1, 2023 at 10:06 pm

I taught at Plainwell Middle School with Ryan. He always made me laugh. I’m so sorry this has happened. My heart aches for his family. I lost my son in 2020 and my heart still pains me every day. Rest in peace, Ryan.

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Cheryl Holiday

July 1, 2023 at 10:55 pm

He was a great teacher and I will never forget him I’m sending parys for the meert family

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Tony & Amy predum

July 1, 2023 at 10:59 pm

Our condolences to the entire family .Very sorry for your loss.

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Karon McCullough

July 1, 2023 at 11:08 pm

There are just no words to express the sorrow I feel for Ryan’s family. We had many great times as camping neighbors , he will be miss by many. May he rest in peace and the family hold tight those great memories.

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Karon McCullough

July 1, 2023 at 11:09 pm

There are just no words to express the sorrow I feel for Ryan’s family. We had many great times as camping neighbors , he will be missed by many. May he rest in peace and the family hold tight those great memories.

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James Meier

July 1, 2023 at 11:25 pm

Tom Marty I am so sorry for your loss

You are a wonderful family and a leader in the community

Miss and love all of you

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Avery castaneda

July 1, 2023 at 11:28 pm

One of the best gym teachers and really was a great person. When I was in elementary school he always made me laugh with his holy show joke

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Sally Betzner

July 1, 2023 at 11:29 pm

Am so saddened for his family. Jacari also sends his love for his coach.

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Erica Miller

July 1, 2023 at 11:39 pm

My deepest condolences to the family.

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Monique & Mike MacQueen

July 2, 2023 at 2:03 am

My husband and I had the privilege of teaching with Ryan at Plainwell Middle School for many years. He made work fun and I appreciated his sense of humor. I have fond memories of attending MAPHERD Conferences together. I will also never forget when he told me, “I don’t know quite how to say this but your Mom’s Celebration of Life was the best memorial I have ever attended.” He appreciated the good food, good drinks, and good music. He said it was actually quite uplifting as far as those things go and I took that as a huge compliment. That was exactly my intent! We appreciated your friendship, Ryan. You will be so missed by so many. Your positive energy and how you loved so fiercely will live on in your children and all who were lucky enough to call you friend or family. Meert Family, Mike and I are so very sorry for this overwhelming loss. We will be lifting you up to the Lord.

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Alison Harris

July 5, 2023 at 8:46 am

My brother Jacob and my nephew Greg has him for the wrestling coach.Ryan you be missed by a lot good friends.

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Jim & Julie cutler

July 2, 2023 at 6:56 am

So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers to the family,may God bless you with peace and comfort.

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Gary and Donna langford

July 2, 2023 at 7:21 am

Tom, Marty and family we are deeply saddened at the loss of Ryan. Our prayers are with you for a peace that only faith in Jesus can give.

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Kathy and Paul Lubbers

July 2, 2023 at 7:52 am

Even though we had never met Ryan, it is a reminder that we have to be extra careful in all we do in life. We have to have faith and walk with God everyday.

Prayers to the Whole family in your loss. We are also farmers and know the dangers we face everyday. Prayers for Marty , Tom, and Ryan’s family

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David Gruber

July 2, 2023 at 8:44 am

So sorry to hear your loss may God bless in this your hour of need. I went to school at Plainwell with Steve and David. What a great family, I always thought a lot of you farmers had workers and love to have fun. Again just remember all the blessings Ryan brought to your family God bless.

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Jeannette (Cool) Andree

July 2, 2023 at 8:44 am

My prayers and thoughts are with the Meert family today. Ryan was a unique man that I was blessed to watch him play football for PHS and then go on to WMU and become an educator at the middle school. His voice and smile and antics will always be remembered. He followed in his family footsteps of being a community go to person and help to those who needed it. Shannon, know that he is watching over you and the children always. Sending love and prayers.

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Charles Swanson

July 2, 2023 at 9:23 am

Tom and Marty and the Meert family,

May God along with memories lessen the pain. Luke Bryan said it best” why do all the good ones go so soon?).

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Valerie Wesseling

July 2, 2023 at 9:28 am

I have known the Meert family sense I was a kid. He was a fun guy to be around, always joking. Such a heart breaking passing and I can only imagine your families pain. My heart goes out to the Meert family. God give them grace, healing and understanding as they go through this hard time. God give them strength to get through every minute, hour, day and years to come. God help them to find joy in their lives thinking about all the good memories. Amen.

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Dave Loney

July 2, 2023 at 10:04 am

Ryan was one of a kind. A true friend.

What a difference, one single life made.

My deepest sympathies to the entire Meert family.

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John Menzie

July 2, 2023 at 10:22 am

I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to to entire family.

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Scott & Natasha Weimer

July 2, 2023 at 10:34 am

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Meert family. Ryan was a great family man and a great community man; the loss is unmeasurable. We always admired how he loved and cared for his family. We will never forget how he was always the life of the party. He was loud in everything he did. We will miss him dearly and seek comfort knowing he is now watching and protecting so many!

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Anna Kruizenga

July 2, 2023 at 10:39 am

There aren’t enough words to express this loss. Ryan leaves a legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with Ryan’s family, friends, and colleagues.

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Bernadette and Dan Doubblestein

July 2, 2023 at 11:45 am

Tom, Marty and family. We are just sick to hear about Ryan. Our hearts aches for you and can not imagine the pain that is in your hearts right now.

I pray that God gives you healing and comfort during this difficult time. There are simply no words

RIP Ryan

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David Levian

July 2, 2023 at 11:46 am

Condolences to the Meert family. Ryan left such a huge impact on Plainwell, the school system, family, friends and teammates. Such a huge loss for everyone and such a great man while we had him.

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Cathy L Maurer

July 2, 2023 at 12:47 pm

Such a tragic accident and so much pain for everyone who knew Ryan. Heartfelt sympathies for Ryan’s family, friends and colleagues. Working with Ryan at PMS for many years was entertaining. He was full of laughs and always up for a prank or telling a joke! The loss is devastating to many. Lifting Ryan and his family up in prayer. God Bless

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Phyllis k

July 2, 2023 at 12:53 pm

Sending condolences to Ryan’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Tina Ranney

July 2, 2023 at 1:06 pm

I did not personally know Ryan but my grandchildren loved him as a teacher in Plainwell.

I am so sorry for your loss and can relate to it. As a child at age 7 I lost my father to a freak suffocation accident at our small family farm while he was building onto our home. I know to well the pain that you are going through as the death of my father left my mother with 5 children from 4 months – 12 years old. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I know God will get you through the tough times ahead.

Keep the faith and lean on God. He is our rock and savior.

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Terri & Dan Lott and family

July 2, 2023 at 2:31 pm

Marty, Tom & Family,

We were so sorry to learn of Ryan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this most difficult time and can only hope that your memories can offer some solace for you. May God’s loving arms hold you all a little bit tighter at this time.

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Elaine Mokma

July 2, 2023 at 2:46 pm

Marty and family, my deepest sympathy to you!

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Mitch

July 2, 2023 at 4:54 pm

Ryan was a bigger than life loved by all because he loved people kind of guy. I met Ryan about ten years ago subbing and he was also my grand daughters’ PE teacher. He loved his students.

At the middle school passing in the hall he always had a big smile, high five, and an encouraging funny something to say.

Ryan touched lives and will be missed and remembered by everyone who knew and loved him.

He was the best.

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Robin Williams

July 2, 2023 at 4:58 pm

Tom, Marty, Whitey, Mouse, family,

I am so sorry for the loss of Hank, what a wonderful young man the world lost, always a bright smile, a funny comment, a quick joke, roll of eyes, truly one of the greats. You all are in our prayers, may God encircle you in his arms through this time and forever, I’m so sorry.

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Dave Wilson

July 2, 2023 at 9:53 pm

My condolences to the entire Meert family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers

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Craig Warren

July 2, 2023 at 5:23 pm

Marty and Tom, so very very sorry to hear of the passing of Ryan. Some things just aren’t right.

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Theron Skidmore

July 2, 2023 at 7:28 pm

I struggle to find any words as times like this leave so many of us silent in sadness and pain. For what we all feel, especially the family, cannot be explained but only felt. The emotions run deeper than you ever realized they could and we are left to sort through them, each of us in our own way. Hoping for strength as you go through this process.

Ryan was fun to be around and knew how to make you laugh. Heck, sometimes all it took was to hear him laugh and then you would start laughing! He had that effect on you and he seemed to sense when someone needed it. He was a friend to me and supportive when I needed it.

I will always enjoy the memories I have of Ryan and I am very glad that I had the opportunity to know him and share some really great times with him over the years. Thank you, Ryan.

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Jessica McCall

July 3, 2023 at 2:18 am

So unbelievable. So terribly sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives Ryan’s kids and wife comfort right now, in Jesus name.

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Tina Menta

July 3, 2023 at 9:31 am

My Starr students loved having Ryan as their Phys-Ed teacher. He was always fun, funny, and energetic. I was a happy to get to know him, and so glad that our Starr students had the privilege of having him for their teacher. I believe he told me that in elementary school he was often in trouble and that at home he was called, “Think-Tank Hank,” because of all of all of the recesses that he had to spend in “Think Tank” for different antics! The world will be a little less bright with his passing.

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Grayce Swason

July 3, 2023 at 2:39 pm

Ryan was a kindhearted soul and person, he was a great man. I had him as a Phys-Ed teacher in middle school, he was a great teacher and coach. I pray that god God is giving his family comfort and strength in this hard time right now. Bless you all.

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Ann Morrison Pegg

July 3, 2023 at 4:04 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close the Meert family is. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless…

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McHugh Familky

July 3, 2023 at 6:18 pm

There are simply no words here that will help. Peace be with you and yours.

You are in our prayers!

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Crystal Anastasi

July 3, 2023 at 8:43 pm

Mr Meert was always good to my boys. He was their favorite teacher and they loved having him as a couch as well.. we will definitely miss him. To his family we are so sorry for your loss.

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Cindy Mudget

July 3, 2023 at 10:43 pm

I was hired in at Starr the same year Ryan was. He had a great sense of humor, could always make you laugh and had a kind heart. This past year he showed my daughters’s family that kindness multiple times. She was in the hospital several times during the month of December and Without hesitation he snowplowed their driveway time and time again so they could come home without anything to worry about. That big smile, booming laugh and kind heart will be missed. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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The Chapman Family

July 4, 2023 at 1:22 am

Meert Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Ryan was a great guy and our family is going to miss him so much! He had the best sense of humor and he always made us laugh. I asked our boys to share a memory of Ryan…

Kyle: Ever since Kyle was a little boy, whenever Ryan would see him, he would yell, “Kyyyyyyyyyle”. It didn’t matter where he was or who was around, he yelled as loud as he could!

Josh: Josh was in Ryan’s PE class the year that Covid hit and classes were being done via Zoom. The students put their name into their Chromebook and it would show up on the screen. Unbeknownst to Josh, Ryan had changed Josh’s screen name just as class was about to start. When Ryan took a roll call, to check attendance, it took Josh and the rest of the kids in class to figure out who the “new” kid was.

Joe and I have memories from hanging out with Ryan and his family at the Allegan County Fair, when we participated in 4-H; Canton Cup soccer tournament; and at the farm.

RIP Hank

Love,

The Chapman Family

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DBSS Super Y Team

July 4, 2023 at 11:50 am

You and your family are in our thoughts as you grieve this loss.

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Tom and Connie Haan

July 4, 2023 at 11:51 am

To all the Meert’s our thoughts are with you. Ryan was a special person. He always had a smile to greet you. I can remember when he was about 4 years old running into the fire hall to show us all his new barn boots. While farming was in his blood, teaching and being an example to kids as a teacher was the right career for Ryan. He made a difference. There are no words that can take the pain away felt by all who knew Ryan. He leaves us with the example of what a good person truly is and how much he will be missed.

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Bryan Santman

July 4, 2023 at 7:42 pm

So sorry for your loss he was a great man he will be greatly missed. Thoughts to you and your family

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Kim

July 4, 2023 at 11:25 pm

I did not know Ryan personally, but I was friends with the Meert family’s for Many years.. I am so very heartbroken over the loss, it has been on my heart & I cannot express how very sorry I am. The Family is in my prayers & I pray that there will be some comfort knowing that Ryan Is in a wonderful place.

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Jack, Susan, Grant & Brooke Pell

July 5, 2023 at 9:25 am

Love and continued Prayers !!

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Mary Steele

July 5, 2023 at 9:45 am

I wish I could ease the pain that the Meert Family is feeling. So devastating. I pray for peace and comfort for you all. Just heartbreaking.

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Bob & Julie Taylor

July 5, 2023 at 12:30 pm

We are so sorry to learn of Ryan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this most difficult time. Prayers for Strength for the Family and Community.

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Bernard Lester

July 5, 2023 at 12:45 pm

My last conversation with Ryan will always be special. Ryan leased my farm property for several years. Those visits will be greatly missed.

Prayers to the Meert Family

Bernard Lester and Family

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Kenny Kornheisero

July 5, 2023 at 1:15 pm

So sorry to learn about Ryan’s death. I was the Meert farm veterinarian back in the days when his grandfather Jack was the owner.

I remember young Ryan well and fondly.

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Tammy Miller

July 5, 2023 at 2:50 pm

I’m so sorry for your families loss my deepest condolences and love at your darkest time. May his memories carry you all through this,and know he’s always with you

The Miller family

Greg,Tammy and Kaelynne Miller

Plainwell Strong always

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Shelley Simons

July 5, 2023 at 4:45 pm

Meert family- what trying times you have had the past few years. Ryan’s loss was devastating to the whole community and we are sending our thoughts and prayers to you all. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. Paul, Shelley, Sam Simons and Ashley Simons Charlton

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Jerry and Marilyn Fenner

July 5, 2023 at 4:48 pm

Thinking of you.

Marilyn Welcher and Jerry Fenner

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John ostan

July 5, 2023 at 7:59 pm

I’m sorry for ur loss of your son Ryan meert I will keep u guys in my prayers God bless

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Linda King

July 5, 2023 at 8:30 pm

Tom, Marty, Whitey, Brennen, and the rest of the Meert Family,

I am so so sorry to hear about Ryan. I still think of him as a little boy coming with Tom and Whitey to my dad’s sales for steers. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My heart hurts for you all. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers during yet another tragic time for you. Hugs to you all!

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Glenda (Gorby) Mendoza

July 5, 2023 at 9:56 pm

Hugs and prayers to the entire Meert family, Nancy, Theresa and I am so sorry this happened . Ryan came into the salon everytime and made us all laugh. He had a great sense of humor.He was a wonderful teacher, coach and he loved his family very much. He will be missed terribly

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Rodger Salinas

July 5, 2023 at 9:59 pm

Please accept our most sincere condolences- The Salinas Family.

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Emde Family

July 5, 2023 at 10:25 pm

We are so sorry for the family’s sudden loss. Our prayers are for comfort and strength during this difficult time and in days to come. Reach out for support from family and friends. Keep his memories alive in talking about all the wonderful times you had together.

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Joe Keeler

July 5, 2023 at 10:56 pm

I have some of the best memories of hank as my boss. Picking rocks, sticks and washing equipment and doing odd jobs. I remember him as a great coach when I started wrestling. Hank taught me a lot and I love him for it.

God bless him. We love you Hank Meert!

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Dawn

July 5, 2023 at 11:51 pm

I don’t have the words to tell you how sorry I am. He was a wonderful guy. He made a difference in a lot of lives. I still can’t believe he is gone. Prayers and (((Hugs))).

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Ryan and Sara Smith

July 6, 2023 at 6:56 am

Sending strength and love to the entire Meert family. We are so sorry for your loss.

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Sara DeHaan

July 6, 2023 at 9:38 am

Ryan you were a pillar in your community and will never be forgotten. We send our heartfelt condolences to all of your family and friends. May God heal all their wounds and help them move forward.

With so much love,

Sara, Dan, Emma DeHaan❤️‍

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Desirae and Landon Pierce

July 6, 2023 at 9:43 am

Thinking of you all and keeping close in our hearts the memories of the funny, big-hearted guy that Ryan will always be to us.

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Kaminski Family

July 6, 2023 at 9:47 am

Our deepest condolences and sincere prayers for your family and strength through faith. God bless.

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Harry & Janis Chestnut

July 6, 2023 at 1:55 pm

Our deepest sympathy to all your family at this very sad time. Cherish the wonderful memories you have of

Ryan with family & friends. Prayers & thoughts are with you.

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Vickilee Miller

July 7, 2023 at 2:31 am

Meert Family, Have been thinking of you all week, knowing how difficult this is for you all. Praying you can find comfort in the messages from friends who share your loss and so many wonderful memories of Ryan who touched so many lives!

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Tanya Merica

July 7, 2023 at 1:03 pm

Shannon, Mason, Mackenzie, Tom and Martha and the entire Meert family, our hearts are absolutely shattered for you. I hope the love and support of this entire community offers even a little peace and comfort to you all. Hold tight to your wonderful memories and know that you will be reunited someday in the kingdom of heaven. So many prayers being sent!

Glenn, Tanya, Brynn & Brody Merica

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Mike Lane

July 9, 2023 at 7:44 am

My Sincere and Heartfelt Condolences to All

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Mrs. Jim Hewitt. (Patti Khodl)

July 9, 2023 at 6:49 pm

To the Meert family,

I have not met you, nor did I ever meet Ryan. I accompanied a friend (Ron MacVean) to Ryan’s service at the Radiant Church. The service was so impressive! Many mentions of Ryan’s life’s memorable moments among

family, friends and work environments. The video displaying so many captured photos of a life well lived and an individual well respected and loved. I came away feeling like I had met and known Ryan. Such a warm, and loving tribute to him. Not to forget to mention enroute to the church seeing the 2 parked farm equipment vehicles on either side of M-89 near the Hillside Cemetery. A warm and loving send-off. Tributes done with class! Thank you. Sincerely,

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Lise Schallhorn

July 11, 2023 at 8:43 am

I was deeply saddened to hear of your family’s loss. Ryan was one of the most kind people at Plainwell. He always took time to help my children in any way he could and they have fond memories. He will be missed. My condolences.

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Dina Mesik

July 21, 2023 at 4:21 pm

I grew up with Ryan, first as a childhood friend and family neighbor… and then as a classmate and locker neighbor. Even though he used to drive me crazy (and annoy the heck out of me) with his antics, he usually ended up making me laugh in the end–that was Ryan. I’ll never forget when he came over and hugged me at our High School graduation. Two childhood pals saying goodbye and moving on with life… my heart is broken. We lost one of the good ones…. Love and Prayers

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Joanne Coy

August 7, 2023 at 1:04 am

I had the privilege of knowing Ryan since he was a middle school student. Working with him at the middle school these past many years has been a blessing. His dedication to kids, his own and at school, was beyond measure. They all knew he loved and respected them and wanted them to succeed. He had a great sense of humor and was just a great person to be around. He will be missed by us all. I pray that his family will find peace knowing that we support and join them in their grief.

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