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Ryan Eliot Appleby

March 24, 1975 — November 29, 2020

Ryan Appleby, 45, died peacefully at his mountain home in Tabernash, CO on November 29, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 24, 1975 in Milwaukee, WI & played baseball, soccer, basketball & more while growing up in nearby Mukwonago, WI.

Ryan lived and loved life to the fullest! He dominated extreme sports beginning with skateboarding & snowboarding as a kid, to surfing during hurricanes when he lived in Hawaii after high school, to dirt biking & snowmobiling after he moved to Grand County, CO in 1996. He met the love of his life and soulmate, Bibiana, in 2001 (she taught him to salsa dance) and together they loved to ride his Harley and go cross-country skiing, rafting, hiking & camping - always seeking “the pass less traveled!” Ryan was a true badass and always up for an adventure & worldwide travel—rumor has it he can expertly wield his Samari sword to open bottles of champagne (or Budweiser or WI Leinie’s)!

Ryan passed away much too young and will be deeply, deeply missed by his family and countless friends who will forever remember him as fun, wild, generous, kind, humble, an avid hunter and outdoor enthusiast as well as a die-hard Packer fan and shareholder.

A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. For those who wish to remember Ryan through donation, we invite you to make gifts in his name to: The Brammer Family Fund at The Grand Foundation or Mountain Pet Rescue in Grand County, CO or the

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