Duane Ryckman


Duane Ryckman, age 48, passed away peacefully at his home in Lincoln, North Dakota with his family by his side on October 2nd, 2022.

A Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2022, at Bismarck Funeral Home.  Burial will be at 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck, ND. A livestream of the service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.   Family will be receiving friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM prior to the funeral.

He was born September 10, 1974, in Miles City, Montana and moved with his family between Montana, Oregon, and North Dakota. He graduated from high school in Burns, Oregon. Some of his favorite things to do growing up were fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He moved to Pollock in1993 to work for his uncle, Dan Ryckman’s, business. It was there where he met Frankie and started his family of his own.

Duane was an employee at Deans Foods in Bismarck for the past 20 years. Through that job experience he made everlasting friendships with many colleagues. He was known there for his nick name giving and prank playing.

You could see Duane’s pride shine while watching his daughters on the basketball court, playing with his grandkids, reeling in a keeper, shooting a big buck, or riding his Harley Davidson. These things gave Duane stories to share, and he never turned down an opportunity to do so. Duane also genuinely enjoyed lending a hand to others. If there was an item that someone wanted to purchase, there was a good chance Duane would say he could make it for them instead. He spent much of his free time fishing and hunting with his friends, brother, and uncle as those were some of his greatest passions. His ability to make connections with the people he met was incredible to witness. Many will remember him for his incredible storytelling, hard work ethic, sense of humor and helpful heart.

Duane will be deeply missed by his loving wife Frankie; and their 3 daughters, Annie (Sean) Beckler, Cadee and Gracie. Duane will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Ruby and Bodee Beckler; his brother, Darrin (Yolanda) Ryckman of Burns Oregon; sisters, Kim Ryckman of Miles City, Montana, and Sue (Howard) Weathers of Burns, Oregon; mother, Pearl (Albert Luithle) of Mott, North Dakota; mother-in-law, Rose Quellhorst; and by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Duane was preceded in death by his father, Albert Ryckman; father-in-law, Michael Quellhorst, as well as grandparents, Elmer (Bud) & Dorothy Ryckman and Peter & Genevieve Nieuwsma.


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Niel and I are so sorry to hear about Duane !! He lived to have fun and take care of his family, he truly loved his daughters !!!!! We have to remember the good times we had with him and cherish the memories!! DUANE earned his GOLDEN WINGS SO FLY HIGH DUANE (DODO). No more suffering RIP DUANE UNTIL WE MEET ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU ARE GOING TO BE ONE GUY. WHO GOING MISS 😢🙏

So sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. Praying for your family during this difficult time……our family loves the Ryckman girls…..God’s peace! Corey, Andrea, Katie and Maren Greff

Prayers and blessings to Cadee and the family from Dr. Mike Taylor and the EDU 267 Diversity class at the University of Mary!

Duane was such a great guy to be around and have around. His sense of humor and ability to tell stories were unmatched. Those who knew him were very blessed. My condolences to all of his family and friends. Things like this are just not able to be understood. This is a very tough loss to endure and it will not be easy, but what an amazing life to celebrate at this time as well. For all of the tears that are going to fall over the next days, weeks, and months, it is very possible he has left us with just as many from laughing at his descriptions and recollections of all of his adventures over the years. He lived a very full life with every moment he got and gave us all some amazing memories that will never be forgotten.
Rest easy, Duane. You deserve it buddy.

I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t remember if I met Duane when we were little, but knowing Pearl and Albert I know he had to have been a wonderful person. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and provide you peace and comfort 🙏🏻

I’m sorry to hear about his passing. God bless.

I’m at a loss for words here. Duane was my “go to” when our girls played basketball together and I worked with Rose for 10 years, another wonderful person. I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. A great guy gone way too soon! 💔

Sorry for your loss. Duane always got a smile on his face when he talked about his girls.

So sorry for your loss! God be with you and give you the strength to get through this trying time.

Duane had such a big heart and was not afraid to share it. He treated everyone as a friend. My thoughts are with you. Carrie Simnioniw

I only knew Duane through our mutual friend Sam Mitzel and I felt like I had known him all along because any friend of Sam’s was a friend of mine, until we meet again rest in peace

Pearl & family: So sorry to hear of the passing of your DEAR son, Duane. You & your family have all been in our prayers & will remain in our prayers, esp in the days ahead. May each of you hold onto the good memories of “Duane”— we prayed for you & your family at our church service yesterday at First Presbyterian Church in Bismarck. With “heartfelt” sympathy & prayers & hugs too! Jan & Gary Gilchrist🙏🙏🤗🤗🤗🙏