Ryan J. Knisley

September 30, 1975 - August 25, 2020
Born in Columbus, Ohio
Resided in Piqua, Ohio
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Ryan J. Knisley, 44, of Piqua, passed away peacefully at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 30, 1975 in Columbus to Rick and Rhonda (Sanford) Knisley of Newark. He married Katie Mikolajewski July 24, 2011 in Leelanau, Michigan and she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Jude, Gage, Jax all at home; one sister, Robin (Cuyler) Wright of Heath; his maternal grandparents, John & Betty Sanford; his mother-in-law, Jane Mikolajewski; three brothers-in-law, Brian (Heather) Mikolajewski, Kevin Mikolajewski, Jon Mikolajewski all of Piqua; an honorary sister-in-law, Kelly (Tom) Danks of Farmington, New York; three nieces, Leia, Posey, Bexley; and eight nephews, Chase, Ayden, Brady, Peyton, Zion, Parker, Cohen and Paxton. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Olivia; as well as his paternal grandparents.

Ryan was a 1993 graduate of Bloom-Carroll High School, then went on to earn two degrees from Columbus State. He worked as an emergency room nurse for Mt. Carmel Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Upper Valley Medical Center. He was very much the outdoorsman and loved hiking, camping, fishing and kayaking. He was a devoted husband, father and uncle. He will be deeply missed by his loving family.

A celebration of Ryan’s will be held from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Buckeye Barn, 9017 Troy-Sidney Rd, Piqua, OH 45356. Funeral arrangements are being provided to the family through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or to Piqua Catholic School, 502 W. North St. Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jmiesonandyannucci.com.




Celebration of Life
The Buckeye Barn
9017 Troy-Sidney Rd
Piqua, OH US 45356
Saturday, September 12, 2020
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Hospice of Miami County, Inc.
P.O. Box 502
Troy, OH 45373
Piqua Catholic School
502 W. North St.
Piqua, OH 45356
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