Joseph Ryan Pope


Joseph Ryan PopeJoseph Ryan Pope was born to eternal life in utero at nearly 20 weeks of gestation May 8, 2017 at the Redwood Area Hospital.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.  Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Private burial is in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joseph is eternally loved by his parents Ryan and Erica Pope; siblings: Noah, Cadence, Teddy, and Aria; grandparents Brad and Marcy Pope of Brandon, SD and Ted and Mary Hawbaker of Portal, ND; aunts and uncles: Shawn (Katherine) Pope, Jordon Hawbaker, Courtney (Casey) Meduna, and Bailey Hawbaker; cousins: Will Meduna and Benjamin Pope; great grandma Rose Chrest; and numerous great aunts and uncles.  There to greet him is his sibling lost early in utero, and great grandparents: Melvin and Verna Meyer, Lula and Floyd Pope, Ardell Chrest, Dale and Gladys Hawbaker.


  1. Megan Gilje says:

    Ryan, Erica & Family,

    I wish I had the words to adequately express how truly sorry I am for the loss of you beautiful, little boy. You have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the days and months ahead. May you feel God’s presence and His abiding love lifting you all up during this difficult time. All my love.

    Megan (Matthews) Gilje

  2. Anne Lemcke says:

    Prayers for you and your family!

  3. JoLynn and Jason Valentin says:

    Ryan and Erica-
    You have our deepest sympathy during this time of pain and sorrow. You and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Your sweet angel baby Joseph joins our twins, Mya and Mason, in heaven with the Lord. We had a very similar loss at 20 weeks. Know you are not alone is this journey of grief.

  4. Rick Castle says:

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  5. Pat and Judy Guetter says:

    Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Know that Joseph is in the arms of Our Lord Jesus. Pat and Judy

  6. Bonni (Burtzel) Guetter says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you, Ryan & Erica, on the loss of you baby son Joseph. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Jerome & Bonni Guetter

  7. Bradley Pope says:

    Joseph, God has plans for you that we do not understand now. Rest in peace. I will love you forever. Grandpa Pope

  8. MaryKay Kerkhoff says:

    My deepest sympathy Ryan, Erica & family for your loss of Baby Joseph. You’re in my thoughts & prayers.

  9. Teresa Lemcke says:

    Ryan, Eric & family,
    My thoughts, hugs, and prayers to everyone. Sorry for your loss.

  10. i am very sorry for your loss

  11. Kristi Quinn says:

    Marcy, Brad, Ryan, and Erica,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful grandson and son, Joseph. Words cannot express grief like this. He was born into a beautiful Christian family, who knows this baby angel is resting in God’s loving arms, safe and loved beyond words. Kristi and Joe Quinn

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