Ryan William Leavitt, 23, of La Grande, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his residence. A Viewing will be held at Loveland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm A Funeral Service will be held at the La Grande First Baptist Church on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2:00pm. Casual Dress is preferred by the family. A Graveside service will be at Grandview Cemetery. A reception will immediately follow the graveside service at the First Baptist Church.
Ryan was born on August 3, 1995, in La Grande Oregon to Steven and Brenda (Rudd) Leavitt. He resided in Union, and La Grande. Ryan attended Greenwood Elementary, La Grande Middle School and La Grande High School, where he was on the wrestling team during his Freshman and Sophomore years.
Ryan formerly worked for a local farmer. Due to his health issues, Ryan has not worked for the past few years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting birds.
Ryan is survived by his parents, Steve and Brenda; brother, Ross all of La Grande; aunts and uncles, Robert and Aleta Leavitt, Keith and Kathleen Williams, Joseph and Nicole Rudd and Robert and Shelly Kiser; paternal grandmother; Kathy Rudd; grandparents, Ken and Sharon Leavitt and great grandmother, Jerry Rudd. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Calvin Rudd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Youth for Christ J House Youth Center, PO Box 1, La Grande, OR 97850.