Ryan C Link passed away peacefully after a very long and valiant battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He fought hard everyday for seven months to come home and be with his family that he loved so dearly and was his world.

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On October 1st, 2010 Ryan suffered from a massive brain aneurysm leaving him paralyzed on his right side and struggling to speak. In spite of this incredibly difficult challenge, Ryan fought hard to be able to walk again and speak the best he could teaching us to never give up.

Ryan was a friend to everyone that knew him. He shared his heart and was loved by so many and had a genuine kindness that drew people and animals to him. He was kind, loving, funny, forgiving and an example to us all to live our lives authentically. He inspired us all to do and be better as he did everyday, even with all of his physical challenges.

Ryan met Dan on April 18th, 2003 and later married on April 16th, 2015. They later started their family with three amazing sons which became Ryan's full time job that he loved and brought him joy.

Ryan loved his three boys with all of his heart and did so many fun things with them creating life long memories for them to keep throughout their lives. He also loved the outdoors, traveling, camping, gardening, building and creating.

Ryan leaves behind his Husband Dan, sons Ryker, Jayden and Topper, His Dad Craig, Brothers, Jesse, Marty, Monte and Matt. His Sisters Kelly and Mindy along with thirty Nieces and Nephews.

Ryan will be missed but never forgotten. He has left a hole in all of us that will never be filled.


Celebration of Life

Friday, Aug. 06, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Copper Oaks Ward
14068 South Rosecrest Road
Herriman, UT 84096


  • Survived By
  • Dan Link, Husband
  • Ryker Link, Son
  • Jayden Link, Son
  • Topper Link, Son

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Post Date

Jul 28, 2021

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RIP my dear friend.

Sue Johnson , Layton, UT, US Jul 31, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved seeing Ryan at the family parties. He was always so fun to be around. We are sad for all of you.


Randy and Jeannette

Jeannette Rigby , Newton, UT, US Jul 30, 2021

Ryan, you were the light in Dan's world, thank you for being a wonderful husband and father, you filled your home with love. I regret we never met, but I feel like we did in spirit. Fly with the angels....❤

Jacqueline Smith , Shakopee, MN, US Jul 29, 2021

Dan I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Ryan very well but he had to have been an incredible person for you to have loved him as much as you did. You and your boys are in my prayers ❤

Veronica Hayes , West Jordan, UT, US Jul 29, 2021

We loved you dearly and we will miss ya Dan you and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers

Michelle , Herriman , UT, US Jul 29, 2021

Dan and boys, The loss of Ryan seems unbearable at this time and your grief feels overwhelming. We hope it helps in some small measure to know that the love and prayers of friends and family surround you now and will support you as you move through these sad days. Ryan is watching over you and will be your strongest ally in the days and years ahead. He'll pass his strength, love, humor and wisdom to you every day. Take comfort in each other as you process this loss and build your family even stronger because of it. All our love, Kevin and Sue Cazier and family.

Sue Cazier , South Jordan, UT, US Jul 29, 2021

Dan I am so sorry for the loss you and your boys are going through. Ryan was such an amazing person. I know in the short time I got to enjoy his company his heart, smile, and warmth made a lasting impact that I'll never forget. Love you all so much 😘😘

Sara Bird , Farmington, UT, US Jul 29, 2021

Rest in peace Ryan. Is has been a pleasure to be your friend. You are a wonderful man ,husband and father. You were a great father to your three sons and brought sunshine wherever you went. I will always remember the visit when I was in the hospital in Oregon. I will treasure the photos we took of you, Dan and Ryker. Aloha sweet soul. 🥰

Susan Hollin Jul 29, 2021

Fly free Ryan

Knowing and loving you has been such a sweet honor

We're always treasure the memories of the time we enjoyed with you

Much love

Earl and Donna Halton

Earl Halton , Duchesne, UT, US Jul 29, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. I love you. Connie💜

Connie Smith (Williams) Jul 29, 2021