Kenneth Ryan "Ryan" Wieland

June 30, 1980 - March 10, 2018
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Kenneth “Ryan” Wieland, 37, of New Philadelphia passed away on March 10, 2018, surrounded by his family in Schoenbrunn Healthcare Center following a courageous 7-year battle with ALS.

Born June 30, 1980 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, he was the son of Fredric “Fritz” and LuAnn (Watson) Wieland of New Philad…

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Kenneth “Ryan” Wieland, 37, of New Philadelphia passed away on March 10, 2018, surrounded by his family in Schoenbrunn Healthcare Center following a courageous 7-year battle with ALS.

Born June 30, 1980 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, he was the son of Fredric “Fritz” and LuAnn (Watson) Wieland of New Philadelphia. After graduating from Garaway High School in 1998, Ryan worked for Tuscarawas County in the Road & Bridge Department. Then, he continued his employment with ODOT District 11.

Ryan loved his family deeply and enjoyed being in the outdoors. Whether he was building birdhouses with his children, restoring a scrapped car or piece of farm equipment, or riding his 4-wheeler, Ryan loved life and being surrounded by those dearest to him. Working the family farm was a hobby he found great pleasure in also.

Ryan met his wife, the former Jenifer L. Cozart, at Jerusalem Church while they were in high school. After a successful first date at the Demolition Derby, their journey continued together, ultimately marrying on July 21, 2001. They were blessed with the births of their three sons, Tomas, David, and Parker.

Ryan also will be deeply missed by his parents, Fritz and LuAnn Wieland of New Philadelphia; his siblings, Heidi (Todd) Young of East Sparta and Jake Wieland of Cincinnati; his nieces and nephews, Adriann and Cameron Young, Venya Wieland, and Grayson Kopp; his brother-in-law, Tyler Kopp of New Philadelphia; grandfather, Kenny Watson of Dover; father and mother-in-law, Mike and Yvonne Cozart of New Philadelphia; and grandmother-in-law, Ingrid Parker of New Philadelphia.

Ryan was preceded in passing by his grandparents, Louise Watson and Ben and Ida Wieland.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. A service will begin at 11 am on Wednesday in Jerusalem Church. Cremation care will take place and inurnment will follow in Jerusalem Church Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Ryan’s memory can be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or Jerusalem Church, 1417 Stonecreek Rd. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 3:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Jerusalem Church


1417 Stonecreek Rd SW, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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1417 Stonecreek Road SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: June 30, 1980
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Diane Johnson posted on 3/16/18

With deepest sympathy


Anonymous posted on 3/14/18

I only had ryan for a short time at schoenbrunn but he was a great man.


Val and Ted Levengood posted on 3/13/18

We are so sorry for your loss and feel it is our loss as well. Words cannot describe the ache in our hearts for you and the sorrow that you are all going through. We can still see Ryan doing those huge beiiy floppers in our pool and coming up all smiles. We regret not being able to be with you all tonight but, we are out of town. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all tonight. Val and Ted Levengood.


Michael Sue and Cierra Patrick posted on 3/13/18

Thoughts and prayers to you all. If you need anything let us know.


Doug & Connie Troyer posted on 3/13/18

Praying for you and your sons during this difficult time. May God wrap his comforting arms around you to sustain you, comfort you, and give you peace.


Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Huff posted on 3/12/18

Our sincerest condolences to a wonderful family that has been through so much. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Don and Debbie Rosser posted on 3/12/18

Dear Jen and sons: It is with deepest sympathy that we send our love and prayers to you all during this time of great loss. We didn't get to know Ryan but we know that we will see him one day in heaven and you all will too! We pray God sends His Holy Spirit to comfort you and that you will have wonderful memories to warm your hearts when the sadness comes. We love you all and will keep you in our daily prayers.


Randy and Holli Jacobs posted on 3/12/18

Jen, LuAnn and Family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. Randy and Holli Jacobs


Glenn Gordon posted on 3/12/18

Please accept our deepest Sympathy in your time of loss...Peace and Blessings: Von Gordon Family


David and Kim Phillips posted on 3/12/18

Remembering Ryan Wieland... a great father, a good husband, and an avid outdoorsman, who loved God, and family very much.


Tammy and Louanne Gold posted on 3/12/18

May god be with you and your family the next few days. So sorry for your lost, Ryan was a wonderful person that will truly be missed.


Sue Link-Bukovitz posted on 3/12/18

Jen and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Ryan's passing. Sending prayers your way!


David and Kim Phillips posted on 3/12/18

To Ryan's wife Jen., children and all family members, Kim and myself, wish to express our sincere condolence for Ryan's passing, and his long battle with ALS. I know Ryan, from having sold him an old Jeep, some years back, and from Tusc. County courthouse annex, where he did some investigating for me, regarding our family farm on Crooked Run Road. As well as from Jerusalem Church. Ryan was a truly decent and loving man, and he will be sorely missed by all. Again, our most sincere sympathy goes out to Jen and all of the family. members. I am sure Ryan will be sitting at the right had of our father in heaven, where is pain will be gone and he will have everlasting life, according to our Christian beliefs. Most sincerely, Dave Phillips


Emily Sinnett posted on 3/12/18

Sending prayers to you and your family.


Terri Indorf posted on 3/12/18

Jen and boys, My heartfelt condolences go out to you for the death of your husband and Father. He took his place in life and played his role with courage, responsibility and love. Please accept my simple words of comfort as you are always in our thoughts.


Butch and Loretta Harding posted on 3/11/18

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. If in spite of his disease you could tell he loved his family very much. He will be missed. All if you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Tammy Gold posted on 3/11/18

Ryan was not only my co worker but he was like family. While in the nursing home whenever it would snow Ryan would come down to my room and we would watch the snow and watch the salt trucks go bye. When ever I would see Ryan I would always say I love you Ry Ry and he would just grin. I know Ryan is in a better place but I will miss him, I will miss our time we spent together but will really miss that beautiful grin. Rest In Peace. Love you Ry Ry


Fadi Abdal posted on 3/11/18

Thoughts and prayers for Jake and the Wieland family. Very sorry for your loss.


Jane Burt posted on 3/11/18

Luann and family- You are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy, Jane Wilds Burt.


stacy posted on 3/11/18

Praying for you all.


Rachel, Carson and Caden Haynes posted on 3/10/18

You all are in our thoughts and prayers, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss!


Jimmy McDonald posted on 3/10/18

Pin the tail... in this case, tape the tail. We use to cut strips from our plotter, put pieces of tape on the end. One of us would talk to a person, while the other would tape the tail to the person. We would then watch them walk around the courthouse with a tail taped to them. Oh yes we could play, but when worked needed done, you couldn't ask for a better partner. Love you Ryan.


Matt and Laci Hizer posted on 3/10/18

There are really no words to adequately express our sympathy for you all right now. We will be praying for peace and comfort for your family.


Denver Gallentine posted on 3/10/18

Jen, I am so sorry to hear this. You and the entire family are in our prayers. Denny Gallentine


Sheri Bish posted on 3/10/18

So sorry for your loss Jen. You and your family are in our thoughts.


Joyce Morrell posted on 3/10/18

Ryan and his family have been and continue to be an example of what God planned “family” to be. Love and prayers. Joyce Morrell


Tina Renner posted on 3/10/18

To Jen and her boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Karen Warkall posted on 3/10/18

This has been a long and painful journey for Ryan and his family. Gods peace to all.


Lynne Bassetti posted on 3/10/18

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Nora Fletcher posted on 3/10/18

Dear Jen and boys, thinking of you all at this time. So very sorry for your loss. Love, Nick, Nora, Clay and Ethan


Tiffany Baker posted on 3/10/18

I'm so sorry for your loss Jen and boys. Prayers for comfort during this time.


Melinda Heck posted on 3/10/18

Ryan will forever be in our hearts we were blessed to have gotten to know him and the rest of his family over the past 10 months. He will missed dearly. Prayers for Jennifer the boys and the rest of the family in this trying times.


Yvonne Daniels posted on 3/10/18

Ryan will be missed. He was a pleasure to care for and I enjoyed him as a resident and to talk to. God bless.


Brenda Alleshouse posted on 3/10/18

You will be dearly missed.


Mary Ann Otte posted on 3/10/18

My deepest sympathy to the family. What a fine young man Ryan was.


Tyrone and Megan Brannon posted on 3/10/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family right now.


Sherry Miller posted on 3/10/18

Jen, boys n Yvonne, my deepest sympathy to all of you and your in my heart n prayers.


Marilyn Pizzini posted on 3/10/18

My condolences to Ryan’s extended family, some of whom I have known for years. May all of you find strength and comfort from your memories.


Sherry Buehler posted on 3/10/18

Jenn,boys and family, Ryan left a legacy, he entered each of our hearts!Thank you for sharing him with us!


Elaine Margo posted on 3/10/18

My sympathies to Ryan’s family. May God strengthen and comfort all of you.


Keith and Deb Zimmerman posted on 3/10/18

Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.