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Ryan E. Johnson

May 29, 1985October 15, 2020
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Ryan Edward Johnson, 35, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Davenport. Private family services will take place. A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 4-7 pm at The Runge Mortuary. His final resting place will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the DAV or the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

Ryan was born May 29, 1985 in Davenport, the son of Wesley Johnson and Linda (Hintze) Johnson. He graduated from Bettendorf High School in 2003 where he played football and loved lifting weights. After high school, he attended St. Ambrose University where he also played football and joined the Army in 2007. He served in the Army as a combat medic from 2007 until 2013, having served during the Iraq War. After service to his country, Ryan received his degree in Occupational Therapy from Brown Mackie College and was currently working as an Occupational Therapist Assistant at Liberty Village in Princeton, IL.

He was known for his “bigger than life” heart and always had a smile. A selfless person, Ryan put others needs before his own. He enjoyed being with his family and was a son and brother to be proud of.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughter, Alyvia, Rock Island, his parents, Wesley, Bettendorf and Linda, Davenport; brothers: Jason (Justine) Johnson, Maysville, IA and Jonathan Johnson, Davenport, nieces, Lily and Lola Johnson, nephew, Lars Johnson, several aunts, uncles and cousins and his beloved dog, Rizzo.

  • FAMILY

  • Wesley Johnson, Father
  • Linda (Hintze) Johnson, Mother
  • Alyvia Johnson, Daughter
  • Jason (Justine) Johnson, Brother
  • Jonathan Johnson, Brother
  • Lily Johnson, Niece
  • Lola Johnson, Nie e
  • Lars Johnson, Nephew
  • He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and his beloved dog, Rizzo.

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    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Patrick (Brian) Mahoney

October 21, 2020

Our condolences to Wesley, Linda and Ryan's daughter and brothers. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mariah Paige

October 20, 2020

Truly will be missed. Thank you for all the great memories I have with you I will carry them on for Liv.

Melissa Carstens-Strutz

October 19, 2020

RJ was friends with my brother throughout high school. Every single time I saw him, Ryan always had a smile on his face. He was an incredibly kind person. My heart goes out to his whole family. Jason and Justine, I am so sorry.

Brice Hopkins

October 19, 2020

Doc J, my fellow Iowa native....you were just a great human being. Those finger toe shoes you’d wear to the gym bro, lol. Much love , I’ll never forget you brother. 18th Sappers Forward

Justin Payne

October 18, 2020

Doc J the world is a lesser place without you. You made everyone in 18th ENG better just for knowing you. I remember sitting in Iraq talking about weight lifting and you pulled out Arnold's book! We spent hours looking at it and you explained everything down to the smallest movement. I can still see the spark in your eyes and your infectious smile when you could help someone in any way. I love you brother and you will be missed.

Arqui Rodríguez

October 18, 2020

Doc J, my brother, I have no words to say how I am feeling in these moments to hear that you are gone. Rest easy my big teddy bear, will always remember all the tips that you used to gave me when it comes to lifting weights and eating healthy. I also remember your cheating days of the week at the chow hall, you and Wershel were always looking forward for that day during our deployment. Doc, we might be sad down here, but I know the Heavens are enjoying you with your big heart ❤️ and smile. SAPPERS FORWARD!!!

Alma Swanson

October 18, 2020

My sympathies and love to my lifelong sister friend Linda, Wes, Jason, Jonathan and to all that loved Ryan.

I knew him as a young boy. We shared some good times when our families were together. He was always such a good boy and loved his family.

All will grieve differently in the days to come for Ryan. Please know that I’m praying for you and I love you. Please reach out to me when you are ready to talk, Linda. (Today would work). I’m here to help anyway I can. ......

I’m so glad that Ryan was in love with Rizzo ——who will bring you much comfort in the coming days.

Miguel Ulloa

October 18, 2020

Doc,
Thanks for always being there, we will all miss you brother.

David Hilton

October 18, 2020

Doc J,
I love you brother and will never forget our times in 18th!!! Your fight is over. Rest easy brother.

BJ Casey

October 17, 2020

Words don’t do justice to the lives you touched. RIP Doc J, Sappers Forward!

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Biography

Ryan Edward Johnson, 35, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Davenport. Private family services will take place. A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 4-7 pm at The Runge Mortuary. His final resting place will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the DAV or the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.Ryan was born May 29, 1985 in Davenport, the son of Wesley Johnson and Linda (Hintze) Johnson. He graduated from Bettendorf High School in 2003 where he played football and loved lifting weights. After high school, he attended St. Ambrose University where he also played football and joined the Army in 2007. He served in the Army as a combat medic from 2007 until 2013, having served during the Iraq War. After service to his country, Ryan received his degree in Occupational Therapy from Brown Mackie College and was currently working as an Occupational Therapist Assistant at Liberty Village in Princeton, IL. He was known for his “bigger than life” heart and always had a smile. A selfless person, Ryan put others needs before his own. He enjoyed being with his family and was a son and brother to be proud of. Those left to honor his memory include his daughter, Alyvia, Rock Island, his parents, Wesley, Bettendorf and Linda, Davenport; brothers: Jason (Justine) Johnson, Maysville, IA and Jonathan Johnson, Davenport, nieces, Lily and Lola Johnson, nephew, Lars Johnson, several aunts, uncles and cousins and his beloved dog, Rizzo.

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