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Aaron Thomas Nemelka 1990 ~ 2009 PFC Aaron Thomas Nemelka, beloved son of Michael J. and Teena Marie Blades Nemelka, returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 5, 2009. He was killed while serving his country at Fort Hood, Texas.Aaron was born June 1, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the fourth and youngest child of Michael and Teena, and part of two great families. He is beloved by his numerous cousins and a favorite of those to which he was closest. He lived in Sandy and West Jordan, Utah and was a graduate of West Jordan High School. Aaron was a man of few words but deep feelings and a gentle disposition. His beautiful smile and cheerful, fun-loving personality endeared him to his many friends and family members. Like his mother, he made friends easily and will be sorely missed by them. Aaron loved snowboarding, skateboarding, golf, bowling, music, and just spending time with family and friends. He was an avid fan of the University of Utah and looked forward to attending the university in order to become an Architect when he completed his military service. He was intensely proud to serve in the U.S. Military. Aaron keenly felt a responsibility to represent both his country and his family. He was proud to follow in the footsteps of both of his grandfathers, his uncles and an aunt, and a cousin. He felt it was his duty to stand with them in defense of our country. He was very proud to represent his family, his church, the state of Utah, and the United States of America. Aaron was preceded in death by his Grandfather Alvin Leo Blades. He is survived by his Grandparents Michael and Gloria Nemelka, his Grandmother Dora Mae Blades, his Grandmother Elizabeth Diane Heath, his brother Jonathon (Lindsey), brother Andrew, sister Ashlee Brewer (Adrian), and especially his beloved nephews Brody and Dax Nemelka and niece Corha Jane Brewer. He is also survived by a special young lady who brought him so much joy and happiness, Kristen Whittle. We love and remember him for what he was; she loves and will remember him for what might have been. Aaron had a simple trust in God and faith in his Savior Jesus Christ. His mission is completed in this life; now he serves in a higher calling in heaven as a companion to his Grandfather Blades, who was waiting for him along with many other family members when he passed through the veil out of this life. We love him, we miss him, and we look forward to that glorious day when we will be reunited with him. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 12:00 Noon at the West Jordan River Stake Center, 1375 West 6785 South. A viewing will be held at the stake center on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and from 10-11:30 a.m. prior to the services on Saturday. Interment will follow at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2009
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