Rygh Fortkamp dies from suicide, Navy veteran from Minster Ohio cause of death and Obituary

Rygh Fortkamp dies from suicide, Navy veteran from Minster Ohio cause of death and Obituary

Rygh Fortkamp passed away on Wednesday, 22nd March 2023. Let’s see more details about Rygh Fortkamp and his cause of death in detail.

Rygh Fortkamp Minster Ohio

He was a resident of Minster, Ohio. Rygh Fortkamp was the proud son of Melissa Buening and Edward Fortkamp. He was born Rygh E. Fortkamp on 10th Feb 2000 which means he was 23 years of age. More about him, he was widely known for being a US Navy veteran who also worked at Machine Concepts.

Rygh Fortkamp will be greatly missed by his mother and her husband William Roche in Greenville. His father and his wife April survive him in New Weston. Rygh Fortkamp is also survived by Cheyanne Fortkamp and William “Liam” Roche, Gary & Juanita Buening, Eugene & Grace Fortkamp, and the rest of the family members.

How did he die?

 This is to inform you that a veteran of the US Navy departed this life unexpectedly. The late US Native veteran was known as Rygh Fortkamp. He was a resident of Minster OH. According to Rygh Fortkamp’s obituary, he died on Wednesday, 22nd March 2023. He was found dead at his home. As Rygh Fortkamp passed away unexpectedly at a premature age, his cause of death and death reason has become an imperative question for the people. 

Mindi Roche posted on facebook that

Today we learned that a kindhearted young guy left us and our hearts are just broken and in shock!! Our nephew Rygh Fortkamp passed away.

Please keep Melissa, Bill, Liam, and Marcy along with the rest of Rygh’s family and friends in your prayers, thoughts, and hearts as they deal with losing him!! Especially keep Liam in your prayers who have now lost his big brother!! Understand loss is never ever easy!! Healing is never quick!! The pain is so indescribable and vast!!

I know his Uncle Eddy was there waiting for him!! That thought gives me a little peace. RIP Rygh

Cause of death

 Rygh Fortkamp died at a premature age, he was 23 at the time of his passing on Wednesday, 22nd March 2023. Since Rygh Fortkamp’s death news broke out, a lot of speculations are being made about his cause of death. But as of yet, his family has not addressed his unexpected death.

But some unverified reports are claiming that US Nave veteran Rygh Fortkamp passed away after taking his own life. Rygh Fortkamp committed suicide at the age of 23. But an official statement is awaiting from his family.

Adam Kaczmarek says

I had the absolute privilege to have Rygh as one of my sailors. He was hard-working, always smiled, and never scared to take on a new task. One of the most respectful young men I have ever served with, I even met his mom at one point and I can see why he was so great. My heart goes out to the entire family.


Rygh E. Fortkamp, age 23 of Minster, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at his home in Minster. He was born on February 10, 2000, to Edward Fortkamp & Melissa Buening. His mother survives with her husband William Roche in Greenville and his father and his wife April survive in New Weston. He is also survived by his sister Cheyanne Fortkamp and brother William “Liam” Roche, grandparents: Gary & Juanita Buening, Cassella and Eugene & Grace Fortkamp, Rossburg, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his aunt Christine Moorman.

Rygh was a veteran of the US Navy and worked at Machine Concepts, Minster. He loved fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and anything to do with the outdoors. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, April 1, 2023, at St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry, Ohio. Burial with full Military Honors to follow in St. Henry Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry on Friday, March 31, from 3 to 8 PM and from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Warriors Suicide Prevention Foundation www.wspfoundation.org. Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.

Tributes Paid by Friends and Colleagues

Mary Moore Said,

I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Rygh’s passing. May God hold rah family members in his arms to help them through their grieving. I met this young man when he was in grade school. We were visiting his Buening grandparents and played cards with him. We are sending our sincerest condolences to all of his family. His Grandma Juanita would always keep us updated as he grew up. Hugs & love.

Craig & Valerie Smith

Always looked forward to his sweet smile and easy laugh. What a joy he was to his family, thoughtful and considerate always willing to help. He will be greatly missed. We are so sorry and our hearts go out to the family. We love you all.

Social Media Tributes

Patrick Neil Posted

Ed our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are here for you if you need anything at all.

Brenda Mescher Posted

Sending thoughts and prayers for comfort for all his family and friends.

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