THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ryan C. Golz
Issue Date: December 20, 2018
Ryan Charles Golz, 27, of Marinette passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 while on a work trip in Orlando, Fla.
Born Nov. 9, 1991 in Marinette, to Steven and Barbara (Edquist) Golz, he graduated from Marinette High School in 2010, where he lettered in football, baseball, basketball and golf. He then attended UW-Marinette where he earned an Associate Degree in 2013. His father felt it was special to have been his accounting teacher at UW-Marinette.
He worked at Parthie Landscaping, TLC Landscaping and most recently at Precision Ice Blasting for the last four years, currently as a foreman. He was proud to be the lead person on many recent jobs and of the many long hours of quality work he and his co-workers put in weekly. He also served as the "truck driver" for his crew, as both his grandfathers did during their working years.
He loved spending time with friends, traveling all over the world and United States, watching movies, playing video games, Risk and Frisbee Toss. His recent travels were accompanied by his buddy "Patrick" of SpongeBob SquarePants. If "Patrick" was not accompanying him, another would be obtained through the "claw machine". He was an avid Packer, Badger, Brewer and Bucks fan and a lifelong member of Bethel Lutheran Church.
He did everything to the fullest, was a free spirit and very positive. A friend said "Ryan had a way about him that you couldn't help but be happy when you were in his presence. He had an ability to spread happiness like no one I have ever met before." A true friend, jokester and forever a kid at heart, he was known as the "Director of Fun" to his relatives and all those young at heart.
He is survived by his parents, Barb and Steve and a brother, Brad, all of Marinette; many aunts; uncles; cousins and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Donald and Leone Edquist; paternal grandparents, Charles and Gladys Golz and a special great auntie, Dor.
Visitation will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church in Menominee, Mi. on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 3 p.m. until time of a Celebration of Life at 5 p.m., with Rev. Scott Ehle officiating. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial fund has been established.