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Ryan Andrew Bialke


Ryan Andrew Bialke

February 2, 1984 - July 27, 2021

Ryan Andrew Bialke, 37, of Bemidji, MN, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Red Lake Hospital in Red Lake, MN.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, August 2, 2021 at the Red Lake Humanities Building in Red Lake, MN. A wake will begin at 5:00 PM, Sunday, August 1, 2021, at the Red Lake Humanities Building and will continue until the time of the service. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, MN, under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

Ryan was born on February 2, 1984, in Buffalo, MN, the son of Michael and Lynnae (Sjelin) Bialke. He was raised and educated in Buffalo, MN, graduating from High School in 2002. He worked at Play it Again Sports in Buffalo, MN for 4 years, and at Rhino Inc. in Maple Lake, MN for 6 years. He attended the Grace Church in Wright County. He got his degree in Law Enforcement from Rasmussen College. Ryan worked for the Red Lake Police Department for the last 6 years. He was a SOR officer, a breacher for the Emergency Response Team, and in charge of the Search and Rescue Dive Team. Ryan enjoyed helping where needed in the RLPD, he also enjoyed working at all the Pow-wows across the reservation. He married Hester Greenleaf in Las Vegas, NV, on May 22, 2021. He enjoyed hockey, fishing, hunting, road trips, singing his beloved country music out loud, being a practical joker, and Captain Coke’s with no ice. He loved spending time with family, friends, and serving Red Lake’s children and families.

He is survived by his: Wife, Hester Bialke of Bemidji, MN,

Children, Paisley Bialke of Bemidji, MN,

Cayden Bialke of St. Michael, MN,

Austyn Bialke of St. Michael, MN,

Teagyn Bialke of St. Michael, MN,

Step-Children, Dylan Greenleaf of Bemidji, MN,

Kylie Jennifer of Bemidji, MN,

Mother, Lynnae Bialke of Buffalo, MN,

Brothers, Jeremy (Jen) Bialke of Buffalo, MN,

Daniel (Amanda) Bialke of Barnesville, MN,

Nieces and Nephews, Makenna, Kyler, Korra, Nolan,

Grandmother, Cecilia Bialke of Colorado,

Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father Mike Bialke, Grandfather Severyn Bialke, Grandparents Gordy and Eileen Sjelin, infants Baby Bialke in 2020, and Baby Bialke in 2021.

Active Casketbearers will be: Daniel Bialke, Dana Lyons, Tyson Nelson, Jamus Veit, Joe Heyer, Alea Richardson, Chris Sumner, Ron Leyba, with alternates: Dominic Hamre and Stephen Dow.

Honorary Casketbearers will be: All of the Red Lake Police Department, Chelsea Clyne, Eric and Zack Sjelin, Maddie Schertz, Dana Lyons, Kelly Brunelle, Bill Brunelle, Walter Nevitt, Rachel Nevitt, Sam and Emily Sjelin, Amanda Mobley, Travis Small, Meagan Halstead, Tom Hughs, Laura Hughs, Amber Hughs, Wendy Shriver, Toby Dougherty, Aaron Gelle, Employees at the Red Lake Courts, Red Lake Victim Services, Red Lake Fire Department, Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department, Bemidji Fire Department, Leech Lake Tribal Police, Lower Sioux Tribal Police, White Earth Tribal Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



Sunday, August 01, 2021

5:00 PM

Red Lake Humanities Building

Highway 1

Red Lake, MN 56671

The wake will continue until the time of the service at the Humanities Building.


Monday, August 02, 2021

1:00 PM

Red Lake Humanities Building

Highway 1

Red Lake, MN 56671

Final Resting Place

Greenwood Cemetery Bemidji

22nd & Bemidji Ave

Bemidji, MN 56470


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