Ryan Paxton Brevik


Ryan Paxton Brevik

August 17, 2005 – July 30, 2022

Age 16

Ryan didn’t live a long life, but it is still hard to summarize his almost 17 years in a short bio.

Ryan aka Ry or Ry-the-Guy had several diverse interests and friends. He loved cars (his first word was car), computers, video games, music, street wear, designer sneakers, Star Wars, MCU, good food, and thrifting. He was team commander of the marksmanship team and a member of the CyberPatriot club. He took advanced Spanish and AP Physics for fun.

He was genuinely a good person who decided to be himself even when others gave him grief for it.  He had many friends. He was a fun guy to be with. He was witty and funny and smart, and the world is a lesser place without him.

It’s important to know that Ryan lost his life to depression–a disease that is stigmatized, misunderstood, chronic, painful, and debilitating. In Ryan’s case, it was also fatal.

Ryan will always be loved and remembered by the many people who had the privilege of knowing him.

Preceded in death by his uncle Curt Albrecht; great grandparents.

Survived by his father Nick Brevik (Melissa); mother Bridget Brevik (Ryan Lareza); sister Keira Brevik; step siblings Daniel & Ana Brown; paternal grandparents Mark & Carol Brevik; maternal grandmother Beverly Albrecht; step grandparents Debbie & JoJo Lareza, Tom & Audrey Gretzinger; loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation:  Saturday, August 6 from 10-11 a.m. followed by a

Memorial Service at 11 a.m. both at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Road North, Bellevue.

To view video of the service, click the link below:


Memorials to be directed by the family.



  • Liz Gay Posted August 3, 2022 4:45 pm

    I have the deepest sympathy for Bridget ,Kiera, and Grandma Bev Albrecht and family. What an incredible loss. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.

  • Eileen Klein Posted August 3, 2022 8:45 pm

    It is very difficult to find any words that seem appropriate to let you know how saddened I am to hear about the loss of your son. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Jim & Beth (Binger) Mitzel Posted August 5, 2022 7:38 am

    Bridget and family, we are praying for you all during this difficult time. Surround yourself with the great memories of Ryan. God will hold you and get you through this darkness. Sending much love and hugs.

    Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4) May God’s loving presence comfort you, His perfect peace restore you, and His promise of eternal life sustain you during this time. Praying that our Lord, who loves you so dearly, will speak blessings and comfort to your heart in the coming days.

  • Johanna Chandler Posted August 6, 2022 11:12 am

    My heart and prayers go out to Ms. Bridget and her family on the loss of a very special person. Sending much love and many hugs to yall. If yall ever need ANYTHING, I’m just a phone call away. 🙏❤️

  • Desiray Bateman Posted August 17, 2022 8:01 am

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. ♥️

  • Jack Bremer Posted August 19, 2022 5:46 am

    we are so sorry for your loss

  • Chris Rechek Posted August 22, 2022 5:33 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you for God’s love and caring hands!

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