Werner H Aarons, 87, of rural Sleepy Eye, MN died on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Gil-Mor Manor Nursing Home in Morgan, MN.
Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye, MN on Friday from 4 to 8 PM and at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Evan, MN on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM
The Clergy will be Rev. Rebecca Krogstad Interment Brookville-Dannebod Cemetery, rural Sleepy Eye, MN. Military rites by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family via www.sturmfh.com
Werner H. Aarons was born on May 5, 1924 in Albert Lea, MN the son of Simon & Agnes (Bjerre) Aarons. He grew up and attended school in Albert Lea. He moved with his family to the Morgan area and in 1943 entered the US Navy where he served until he was honorably discharged in 1946. Werner worked for Clements Lumber for a short time. He began farming in the area and married Arlene Jensen on October 1, 1955 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Evan.
They moved to Fairfax in 1960 and later to the Bird Island area in 1964. After farming for many years the couple moved back to rural Sleepy Eye in August of 1990. Werner was a member of Swedlanda Lutheran Church and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. He enjoyed farming, fishing, singing, men’s chorus and especially spending time with his family. He was involved in the Morgan Lion’s Club, Farm Bureau Board, Palmyra Town Board, Church Council, Sunday School Teacher and the Gideons.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Sleepy Eye, children, Calvin (Mary) of Bird Island, Kurt (Karen) of Nicollet, Charlie (Donna) of Maple Grove, Verna (Keith) Anderson of Maple Grove, Colette (Steve) Huiras of Springfield & Colleen (Russell) Danielson of Fairfax, 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sisters, Sigred Hansen of Farmington & Mary Dunn of Sacramento, CA, brothers, Richard (Novella) Aarons of Paynesville & Gerald (Anne) Aarons of Bend, OR. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Paula Wildung, brother Charles and an infant brother Derold.