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Brigitte Ryker


Brigitte Ryker, age 75, of Faribault and formerly of Spencer, IA, died on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.

Private services will be held at a later date in Spencer, IA.

Brigitte Mina Marie was born on July 25, 1939 in Guntenberg, East Germany to her parents, Otto and Ida (Pleshevski) Teske. She married James Ryker on May 13, 1977 in Davenport, IA. Brigitte enjoyed knitting, crocheting and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, James, of Spencer, IA; one son, Robert (and Kim) Kast of Faribault; three grandchildren, Amber, Lindsay and Robert; and many friends at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home.


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Name: Paula K Hildebrandt
Email: paulakhildebrandt@gmail.com
Date: Friday February 13, 2015


I am so very sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed getting to know Brigitte over the past several years during my visits at Pleasant Manor. She came often to listen to the piano and was always glad to see Gracie. I remember her requesting "You Never Promised Me a Rose Garden" as that was a song at her wedding. She also sang "Oh Christmas Tree" for us in German. She was always knitting or crocheting something for someone and was a delight to visit with. I will miss her. May you find comfort in your many memories. You have my sincere sympathy.

Name: Brad J. Bakko
Email: bakko55021@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday February 12, 2015


My condolences on Mrs. Ryker's passing. I came to know her in 2014 during my stay in Pleasant Manor. She was a fine Christian lady with a wonderful sense of humor. I will remember her as an excellent conversationalist. Requiescat in pace.