Obituary for Ryan Mathew Nixon

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Ryan Mathew Nixon

February 7, 1996 - March 12, 2017

Ryan Mathew Nixon, age 21, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother God Sunday, March 12, 2017. Beloved son of Mathew and Gerry Lynn Snyder Nixon; dear brother of Avery Jospeh Nixon; dear grandson of Stephen and Lynn Nixon, Richard James Snyder and Linda and Frank Breen; dear great grandson of Elizabeth Nixon and Sarah Halteman; dear nephew of Stephan (Christina) Nixon, infant Wayne, James (Rachel) Krzyzanowski,  Richard (Brittany) Breen, Stephanie (Jeff) Andersen, and Valerie (Josh) Fieber; dear cousin of Miranda Nixon, Brandon and Taylor Krzyzanowski, Alison Briggman, Samantha Young, Majestic Trapp, Natalie Breen, Savannah Breen, Malanie Breen, Audrie Breen and Zoey Breen, Zoe Andersen, Hope Andersen, Samantha Andersen, and Jacob Andersen, Owen Fieber, Liam Fieber and Molly Fieber; beloved friend of many.

Funeral Services: Visitation 2-8 pm Friday, March 17 at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles, MO 63304 and 9:30-10:30 am Saturday, March 18 at Assumption Catholic Church, O’Fallon. Full Funeral Mass immediately following viewing at 10:30 am Saturday, March 18. Interment Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery, O’Fallon. Funeral procession to follow Mass and conclude back at Assumption Church. Memorial contributions appreciated in the form of Masses to Assumption Catholic Church, the American Kidney Association, or the drug abuse help foundation of the donor’s choice.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Assumption Catholic Church (Old Chapel)


401 North Main St.
O'Fallon, MO 63376

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Assumption Catholic Church (Old Chapel)


401 North Main St.
O'Fallon, MO 63376

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Assumption Church Cemetery


403 N. Main Street, O'Fallon, MO, 63366

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Donation Information

American Kidney Fund

Phone: 800-936-4356

11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300
Rockville, Maryland 20852
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Born: February 7, 1996
Died: March 12, 2017

Condolences for Ryan Mathew Nixon

Michael Hylton posted on3/18/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Ryan was a sweet, vibrant young man. I am thankful that I was able to have him as a student. He will be dearly missed.


Daniel posted on3/18/17

I am so sorry to read of Mr. Nixon's passing. I extend my condolences to the entire family and all his friends. Psalm 34:18 says: Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. May you be comforted by his words during your time of bereavement.


Theresa Nigus posted on3/17/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Ryan was a sweet and gentle young man, as well as being extremely talented. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the many, many young people who considered Ryan a friend.


Karen and Tom Biehl posted on3/17/17

Gerry, Mat, and Avery my heart is absolutely breaking for you guys and know that I or no one can say or do anything to help ease any of this for you. Our love, thoughts, and prayers will forever be with you as this is the most unbearable and difficult pain a parent and sibling can endure. I am so very sorry we can't even be there in person to support you through these very difficult days and hug you and tell you that you are so loved and we are so very, very sorry. May God wrap you in His arms and everlasting grace to give you strength and peace. Love you!!!


Jason and Carla Luther posted on3/17/17

Mat and Gerry - We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. You are in our hearts and prayers.


Melinda Kues posted on3/17/17

Gerry, Mat & Avery - You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please let your memories of Ryan fill your mind, warm you hearts and lead you through this difficult time.


Addie posted on3/17/17

Mat and Gerry, I am so sorry that I am not able to be there today. Please know that my heart is with you. I hope the blessings of all the love from his adoring friends and family members comforts you in some way. Love to you guys. This is the worst. Sincerely, Addie


Vincent J. Syler-King posted on3/16/17

Ryan Nixon may no longer be with us, however his spirit be with all of us in our daily lives. Through his music, our memories of him, and the imprint he left on us all and the world. Everything positive I do in my life I will dedicate to his very name and honor. Just as he would have done for anyone of us. Till we meet again Ryan. Best wishes Mat, Gerry, & Avery.


Chris Buckman posted on3/16/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Ryan was a great guy, and he will be missed by everyone that he has ever meet. If you need anything, do not hesitate to reach out.


Jodi Englehart posted on3/15/17

Mr. and Mrs. Nixon - I cannot imagine how hard these last few days have been for you! Ryan's personality was larger than life. He was a kind, happy person, that made everyone smile. Please know that the North High family will always embrace Ryan's memory!


The Allbright Family posted on3/15/17

Mat and Gerry, our hearts are broken and heavy for your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayer in this time of sorrow and always.


Sally and Bill Grun posted on3/14/17

Gerry, our hearts are saddened to learn of the loss of your son. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sally and Bill


Nona and Brad Schroeder posted on3/14/17

Gerry and Matt, Brad and I are so sorry for the loss of your son, Ryan. May God help you both continue your strength to get through this difficult time of sorrow. Please keep the faith!


Brandi & Terry Dunn posted on3/14/17

Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Nobody should have to do this! Prayers to you & the family. May Ryan Rest In Peace! We are thinking of you and will keep you all in our prayers!!


Derek posted on3/14/17

Words cannot describe how tragic this is. Ryan was one of the most positive outlooking people I've ever had the pleasure to be close to. I hope to carry out his passion in my own work, music and life. As for the plans we had, I'll still be bringing you with me. Rest easy my friend.


Joseph Sutton posted on3/14/17

I will always remember Ryan's gentle soul, tremendous talent and larger than life personality. Ryan truly made a difference in the lives of so many and will live on in their memories. My deepest sympathy to the Nixon family for your loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love that surrounds you.


Katie La Croix posted on3/14/17

Gerry, words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.


Cody Wilson posted on3/14/17

I've had the pleasure to work with Ryan. He was truly a very funny and genuine guy. He could never go long without smiling at work, it's a shame that the world lost him at such a young age. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the Nixon family and extended family. Godspeed.


Susan LaCroix posted on3/13/17

Gerry, My heart aches for you and your family. Know that you and Ryan are in my prayers.


George and Angie Davis posted on3/13/17

So sorry for your loss. Ryan was a great guy with a huge heart. Your family is in our prayers. George and Angie Davis (Luke's parents)


Francis Breen posted on3/13/17

Sending our condolences for your loss. I believe there is more to this than what you see, what you hear, what you taste, and what you feel. The angels above are now singing sweet songs with Ryan - maybe he can teach them a song or two. Love always mom and dad...........:(