Ryan Savenko


Ryan Savenko, 60, of Bismarck, passed away surrounded by his family on December 9, 2023, at CHI St. Alexius Health, Bismarck.

A visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at Bismarck Funeral Home with a Time of Sharing beginning of 7:00 PM.

Ryan John Savenko was born on August 12, 1963, to Pete and Elaine Savenko.  He was raised and educated in Bismarck. He then worked for Bismarck Public Schools and Bismarck Parks and Rec for many years prior to his retirement.

In Ryan’s younger years he achieved his Black Belt in Taekwondo where he made many great friends including Mark Buschena and Jeff Wuitschick.  Over the years a couple of his many interests were motorcycles and classic cars.  With that started many friendships including Rod, Mike, and Brent.  There were many hours spent in the shop with all of his friends, and daughter, Brigett, where numerous projects were built, and memories made.   He also enjoyed spending time with Brigett’s brother, Ethan, which included many trips to Barnes and Noble for books, and McDonald’s for ice cream.  After his granddaughter Paisley was born, he was able to babysit and spend time with her, which he always looked forward to.

Ryan is survived by his daughter, Brigett; granddaughter, Paisley; brother, Rik (Tanja); sisters, Carla, Cathy (Bob) and Cherry; nephews, Brooks (Jessica) and Damon (Alicia).

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Ryan’s family

He will be greatly missed by many people that he became friends with throughout his life.  He worked hard, played hard, and is now riding the Heavenly Highway on his Harley pain free.

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Ryan John, an awesome son,brother,father, and grandfather,now in Heaven new again, God’s Angel Soldier. Amen✝️.

RIP Ryan, you will be missed. Heaven gained another angel. Amen & god Bless you.

I thank you for so many memories that will forever be a part of you and I. I miss you and luv you my brother… Until I see you again.
Luv ya-Sis.

Rik & Tanja, My heart goes out to both of you. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

I went to school with Ryan back in the day. Looked for him a few times at BHS when 8 heard he was BPSD. Wish I would have caught up with him. Rest in Peace Ryan.

Rik and Family,
So very sorry on the loss of your brother! Many hugs, kisses and prayers!
Al and Elaine

I’ll miss you dude. I remember what a great day we had 2 years ago on your birthday. Until we meet again. Love you


What a great pic!
Thanks for sharing 💜💜

RIP to a friend I will never forget.

Ryan, I will forever hold memories of you in my heart. Memories of all the days we shared together. All the YEARS we shared together. All the laughs, all the cries, all the concerts all the road trips, casino, bar bingo, going out to eat, you name it, we did it! Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for being a shoulder for to cry on when i needed one. Thank you for loving the boys as your own. You were family Ryan and will forever be family. I miss you already. ❤️ Love Always, Gypsy

I thank you for always being there for Ryan…as he would say “thanks and luv you “grandma”!! 😊💜