Ryan Nicholas Agler
Ryan Nicholas Agler
VAN WERT, Ohio — Ryan Agler passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. He was the son of Eddie and Brenda Agler, born on Nov. 29, 1991, in Van Wert.

Ryan is the grandson of Ed and Jill Conrad of Cape Coral, Florida, and Frank and Sandy Agler of Van Wert.

He is survived by his brothers, Todd (Karen) Wise, Shawn (Gina) Wise, Eric (Kimberly) Wise, Spencer (Erika) Wise and Zack Agler; a sister, Taylor Agler; uncles, Denny (Marilyn) Ries, Dana Ries, Bruce Ries, Ty (Kristen) Conrad, Chad Conrad, Doug (Mogi) Agler, and Steve (Lisa) Foley; aunts, Cheryl Ries and Tammi (Tim) Matthews; nephews, Zach, Kolton, Alec, Parker, Ries, Briston, Kesten, Kyzic, and Kruz; nieces, Morgan, Helen, Samantha, Rilee, Sayler, and Kambria; a special friend, Dancia Myers; and many cousins, friends, and his dance family.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Rita Ries, and an uncle, Trent Foley.

Ryan Nicholas Agler, our beloved son, brother, and friend was the brightest of lights we were able to enjoy the brilliance of, for only too short a period of time.

Ryan was a graduate of Van Wert High School and a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in business. He was actively enrolled in studies at Rhodes State College to finish his RN degree. Ryan enjoyed very much his time working at Bob Evans and Kim Hohman’s Danceworks. Growing up, he competed in swimming, soccer, and tennis.

Ryan’s passions in life were people, dance, and travel. He did not meet a person who did not quickly become his friend. Ryan’s 15-year dance career was a highlight reel for anyone who had the opportunity to watch him shine through competition and coaching at Kim Hohman’s Danceworks. It brought out the very best in him. Travels to Europe, Turks and Caicos, most all of America, including Alaska, fueled his desire to see the entire world.

Our Ryan’s contagious smile, his warm personality, and his desire to invest time in others will be greatly missed.

The location of the services for Ryan Nicholas Agler have been moved. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at the Family Life Center at Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert. Visitation will be 2 - 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at the Family Life Center at Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Kim Hohman’s Danceworks for the Ryan Agler Memorial Scholarship fund.

Online condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.