Ryan Scott Knoche, 41, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away from natural causes on November 9, 2019 after completing a mountain bike race in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas.
Ryan was born December 4, 1977, in Roswell, New Mexico. He grew up loving sports; baseball, basketball and football, racing BMX bicycles, and participating in motocross. He was a 1996 graduate of Roswell High School. Ryan played football at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado before transferring to Texas Tech University, where he met his wife, Keely. Ryan and Keely were married June 22, 2002, in Odessa, Texas. After finishing chiropractic school, Ryan and Keely moved to Colorado Springs where he resided until his death.
Ryan was a chiropractor with his brother, Randy, at Springs Chiropractic in Colorado Springs. In addition, Ryan was the owner of Epic Construction, Inc. Ryan had a lot of interests and truly lived life to the fullest. He was a loving family man, an avid mountain biker and the life of the party. He loved going to concerts, sporting events and his children’s activities. Ryan was always up for a hug, a beer, or a funny text thread. He was a chronic prankster and vivid storyteller, and brought humor and laughter to all who knew and loved him.
Ryan leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Keely and their two children Tyler and Kendall. He is also survived by his parents Dennis and Sherry Knoche of Roswell, New Mexico, his grandfather Marvin Thompson of Artesia, New Mexico, his brother Randy and his wife Becky of Colorado Springs, Colorado, their children Krysti, Jennifer and Travis and granddaughter Mia, his sister Heather Ruisard, of Houston, Texas, her children Katie and Jack, his sister Beth Coons and her husband David of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in-laws Tom and Annette McMinn of Odessa, Texas, sisters-in-law Anna Brandl and her husband Zac of Midland, Texas, their children Brooke and Caroline and Kate Iglesias and her husband David of Tyler, Texas, and their children Sam, Ben, George and Dovie. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Helen Knoche and grandmother Laverne Thompson. Ryan also leaves behind many, many friends who were like family to him.
A Celebration of Life Happy Hour will be held in Ryan’s honor on his birthday, December 4, 2019 from 4-7:00pm at Trails End Taproom, 3103 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904.
Ryan left us doing what he loves- biking & paying it forward to others. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan Knoche Charitable Fund (scholarships & sporting equipment for kids) c/o Pikes Peak Community Foundation at www.ppcf.org/donate or 102 South Tejon Street, Suite 350, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.
RYAN’S WHEEL OF LIFE
Eternal as the sun,
the moon & the stars,
So is the soul of loved ones called “ours.”
Raised with love, there can be no denyin’,
Then passed onto his own; the young family
For a joke & a drink,
he was no objector,
Blessed with sharp wit
& a BS detector.
As big as a mountain, Ryan’s love of adventure.
His favorite temple was God’s architecture.
So, next time I look at
the wheel of a bike,
I’ll think how unending, his passion & pike.
Remembering spirit like that of a lion,
For those who have &
will always love Ryan.