Aaron Phillip Eckblad, age 34, of Rochester, passed away on Sept. 5, 2013, following a motorcycle accident.
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Aaron was born on June 17, 1979, in Red Wing to Phillip and Joan Eckblad. He graduated from Red Wing High School in 1997. He then attended Winona State University, obtaining a degree in finance. He received a master's in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University. He worked for Think Mutual Bank for 10 years and recently was employed by Mayo Clinic as a Project Manager for Systems and Procedures. On Oct. 21, 2005, he married Ashley Marie Hendrickson in Las Vegas. Aaron was a devoted husband and father to his wife and their 8-year-old son, Tate. Aaron had a love for sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings, Twins and Wild.
He is survived by his wife, Ashley; his son, Tate; his parents, Phillip and Joan, of Red Wing; siblings, Kevin, of Red Wing, Mary (Steve) Stromback, of Duluth, Leann (Tom) Husband, of Goodhue, and Kari (Bayard) Leonard, of Helena, Mont.; his mother and father-in-law, Melvin (Dotty) Hendrickson, of Rochester; grandmother-in-law, Floy Hendrickson, of LeRoy; sister-in-law, Holly (William) Venhuizen, of Rochester; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service for Aaron will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Vasa Lutheran Church, located at 15235 Norelius Road in Welch, with Pastor Kristi Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, located at 1119 11 ½ St., S.E. in Rochester, and one hour prior to the memorial service. Burial of Aaron's ashes will be in the Vasa Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Macken Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, and online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com.
Macken Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1105 12th Street SouthEast Rochester, MN 55904
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Sept. 7, 2013