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Aaron Buss

November 14, 1977 — March 12, 2016

Aaron Dean Buss, age 38, of Waconia, Minnesota, formerly of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Red Wing, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Burial will be held at the Bethel Reformed Church Cemetery in Aplington, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Aaron was born on November 14, 1977 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Mark Buss and Jackie (Spain) Hager. Aaron graduated from Aplington-Parkersburg High School in the class of 1996. He then went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Northern Iowa, where he also played four years of college football. Aaron worked for many years as an IT specialist both in Iowa and Minnesota. Aaron was united in marriage to his wife Kelly Sherburne on June 5, 1999 at the Bethel Reformed Church in Aplington, Iowa; together they welcomed two daughters into their family.

Aaron was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia, Minnesota and a former member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center, Iowa. He served Bethany Presbyterian Church as an Elder and helped maintain the church's memorial garden. He also ran the Northeast Iowa Food Bank when it was stationed at the Bethany Presbyterian Church. Aaron was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. He loved to be on his boat in Minnesota and ice fishing with friends. His true joy in life came from spending time with his friends and family, especially his daughters. He loved his girls and enjoyed supporting them by attending their sporting events.

Aaron is survived by his parents Mark (Marilyn) Buss and Jackie (Bill) Hager; his grandparents John and Dixie Spain; his wife Kelly; his daughters Kennedy and Alexis; his brother Taylor (Brittany) Buss; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Esther Spain, Alfred and Lenora Buss; his uncles Gary Buss, Benny Buss and Gary Spain and his aunts Joyce Hinders and Bonnie Walters.

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