Ryan M. Houser

Ryan M. Houser

June 3, 1985 – April 9, 2022

VISITATION: Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:00-7:00PM, MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, April 15, 2022, 10:30AM, all at West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society.

Beloved son of Sandra Houser of Omaha and Mark Houser of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Ryan passed away unexpectedly on April 9, 2022. He attended Millard South High School graduating in 2003 where he was a member of the National Honor Society and Millard South Band. Ryan attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and athletic training. Ryan was an avid Husker Football fan and played in the Cornhusker Marching Band for 6 years. Ryan then obtained a master’s degree in kinesiology while he worked as a graduate assistant in Athletic Training at the University of Illinois. He worked as an Athletic Trainer at TCU from 2011-2013 when they achieved two Conference Championships in Track and Field. While deciding on a future career, Ryan lived in Salt Lake City with his brother, Chris, and spent a dream year as a “Ski Bum”. He then worked as an Athletic Trainer in Glenwood, IA for a year before starting the Physician’s Assistants program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, graduating in 2017. At the time of his passing Ryan worked as a PA at MD West One Orthopedics where he was loved by staff and patients alike.

Having been an Eagle Scout, Ryan loved camping and the outdoors, was a talented trumpet player, loved to sing and travel. He was also an avid animal lover and cherished time at home with his cats. Ryan had an amazing memory for song lyrics, movie dialogue and football trivia.

In addition to his parents, Ryan is survived by his step-mother, Cathy of Palm Beach Gardens, Fl; brother, Chris (and wife Mary) of Omaha, as well as many aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.


  • Bob Cryne Posted April 13, 2022 6:25 pm

    Ryan was such a special person in so many ways. We have many fond memories of happy days on Scouting adventures. Fondly, Bob Cryne, Ann Wright, Patrick and Julia

  • Bob and Ann Selzer Posted April 13, 2022 7:41 pm

    We are sending our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to all of Ryan’s family, colleagues and friends. He will be truly missed.
    Bob and Ann Selzer
    Sun Lakes, Arizona

  • Creighton PA Program Posted April 14, 2022 8:20 am

    Many members of the Creighton PA Program had the pleasure of educating Ryan when he was at UNMC. What an incredible young man! He brought joy and laughter to each day. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Mary Balluff Posted April 14, 2022 9:12 am

    Ryan was truly a special person who created fun anywhere he was. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with his family . He will truly be missed. Dick and Mary Balluff

  • Kris Lacey Posted April 14, 2022 9:46 am

    Chris, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
    Kris Lacey, Ortho Nebraska

  • Justin Wiest Posted April 14, 2022 11:00 am

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Ryan was a great friend of mine dating back to our first year in the Athletic Training program at the University of Nebraska. Ryan and I spent countless hours together in classes, the athletic training room and working track meets. We always came up with ways to keep ourselves entertained with different “shenanigans” as Ryan would say. Ryan was always a quiet presence in the room but never went unnoticed. He was upbeat and always had a positive attitude that drew people to him. His laugh was infectious and he had a great sense of humor. Ryan was a very caring man. His presence will be deeply missed.

  • Doug Tillman Posted April 14, 2022 12:01 pm

    My heart is breaking for you , Sandy and the rest of your family for this unimaginable tragedy. May you find peace in the many good memories you shared with Ryan !

  • Jeffrey Weber Posted April 15, 2022 8:03 am

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Ryan and I were in the Athletic Training program at the University of Nebraska together. Ryan and I spent many hours together in classes, the athletic training room and outside of school. Ryan was a great friend to me and we always had fun together. He made those hours in the athletic training room fun. I have so many fond memories of Ryan and there are not many memories I have of my time in Lincoln that don’t involve him. Ryan was a great person and had an impact on the lives of many people, including me. His presence will be deeply missed. My prayers to your family.

  • Brands and John Orr Posted April 15, 2022 6:51 pm

    We are saddened to hear about Ryan. Sandy, it’s been awhile. So sorry for your loss.

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