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Jonathan Fryer
November 17, 1964 - October 20, 2017

Jonathan Fryer

Jonathan Fryer
Nov 17, 1964 - Oct 20, 2017

Jonathan Fryer
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Jonathan Paul Fryer, 52, of Rochester, MN passed away Friday, Oct. 20th, 2017 after a stroke.
Jon was born November 17, 1964 into a loving family of parents Marilyn and Richard Fryer and siblings Becky and Chris. Jon was special from the start. His parents were told he might never sit up. He did. They were told he might never walk. He ran. They were told he might never communicate. He spoke volumes. He brought joy to so many and loved giving high fives, thumbs ups and hugs to all he met. Jon lived at Bear Creek Services-Mary Ridge and attended PossAbilities Senior's program, and had many dear friends at both.
He is survived by his mother, Marilyn, his sister Becky (Ron) Nystuen, his brother Chris (Kelly) Fryer, his dear friend Marcia Bjork, as well as 6 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, infant twin brothers and his father, Richard Fryer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Zumbro Lutheran Church (624 3rd Avenue SW). Visitation will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Private interment to take place at a later date.
Memorials preferred to Bear Creek Services, PossAbilities of Southern MN, The Arc-SE MN or Zumbro Lutheran Church.
To share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 507-289-3600

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Maggie Nolte on Oct 25, 2017

In the 80s Marilyn through ARC, came a talked to the Health Occupations Class at the vocational school. Jon came with her. The students would recall him for the rest of the year. He and Marilyn made a lasting impression. My Sympathy, Maggie O'Connell Nolte, former HO teacher

Luke Urevig` on Oct 25, 2017

Luke Urevig on Oct 25, 2017

A memory I wanted to share with you all:

I remember it being a cold day in January. Jon said, its cold outside today. I said, well since its cold, how about we find somehwere warm? We took a trip to my parents in the country outside Pine Island. On our way, we drove through Oxbo park. We pulled to the side of the road and watched deer feeding in the fields. As the snow fell slowly to the ground, Jon said to me, do you see those raindeer??? I said to Jon, I do! Jon rolled his window down and gave the "raindeer" a big thumbs up and we drove off. I remember a smile on my face all the way to my parents house.

After getting to my parents, Jon inspected all applineces. I lit a fire in the woodstove and we enjoyed the glowing warth it gave us. As the snow fell, we sat inside sipping on fresh coffee and enjoyed our families famous Urevig homemade buns. We talked and watched the winter birds feast on the bird feeders. I cherish that time we shared together that day. What great pride I felt to share with Jon something that was so special to me. At that moment I was humble and grouned. I realized that many others in Jon's life shared simular expereinces just like that for many years. What a feeling..

Jon, to me, was a connector of people. He had a way to bring people together for the greater good. Jon taught me life is less about coinsedences and more that we are all connected. And a valuable conclusion to this, is that in this connection, is a powerful flow of strength, support and love.

I think it's safe to say, Jon showed us that happiness is best when shared.
-Luke Urevig

CIndy Melin on Oct 24, 2017

I had the privilege of knowing Jon back in the days of Rochester Park and Rec summer programs. He was an absolute favorite person to all of us. So enthusiastic, kind and fun to talk with. He had a smile on his face and loved to participate in all of the activities. Jon was truly a light to others and a ray of bright sunshine. My sincere condolences to your whole family. Cindy Melin

Becky Fryer Nystuen on Oct 24, 2017

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Tom Davie on Oct 24, 2017

Dear Marilyn, Mary & I are thinking of you, Chris & Becky at this time. We send sincere sympathy to all of you and pray for peace & comfort as you adjust to this new way of life. Jon was truly a gift to you & Dick and an inspiration for all the good work you did for him and so many others.
Tom Davie

Daniel Dogo-Esekie on Oct 24, 2017

Dear Marilyn, So sorry to hear Jon passed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Good Lord soothe your pain, give you the strength to bear this huge loss. May the sweet memories of beautiful times with Jon bring smiles into your face, even in this time of sorrow. May the Lord wrap Jon in his arms, as he rests peacefully. Peace be unto you. Daniel Dogo-Esekie

Sharon Harvey on Oct 24, 2017

My sincere condolences to family and friends. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) Rev 21:4  "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." With deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers.

John Whelan on Oct 23, 2017

Marilyn, my sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your son Jonathan...and so soon after your husband's death. Praying for strength for you in the days ahead.
John Whelan

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Zumbro Lutheran Church
624 3rd Ave. SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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