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Ryan Mangold

Cedar Rapids

Ryan David Mangold, 27, died Sunday, July 8, 2018. He is survived by his son, RJ; brothers, Justin, Drew and Andrew; father, David Mangold; and special relatives, Frank, Linda, Larry, Frank and John. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kelley Mincks; and his brother, Tommy.
We all will remember Ryan by the last few months of his life. He has had a rough life, fighting drug abuse for many years. Recently, he was released from jail and seemed to be happy and ready to start his new, clean life. He was happy for one of the first times in his life. He had landed a good job and was on his way to a better life. The drug demons went after Ryan for one last time and he lost his life in a hotel with other drug addicts getting high. To all of the other addicts out there, get help and remember — the friends you think you have getting high with will leave you just as fast as Ryan's so-called friends did that night. If you are a true friend, then you would support the efforts of the others trying to change, not help them feed the demons.