Glenn Richard Aronson, age 82, of Cannon Falls, died on Friday, March 3, 2017 at his home.
Glenn was born on October 20, 1934 in Elko, MN, the son of Richard and Sophie (Bergstrom) Aronson. He attended country school and then Lakeville High School, where he excelled in sports and graduated in 1953. Following high school he attended South Dakota State University in Brookings. Glenn grew up helping his dad on the farm and spent much of his working life in various agriculture-related occupations. He farmed, sold fertilizer, feed, and farm equipment, and raised livestock. He was a real "people person" - loved talking to folks and finding out their interests. He was a big supporter of his children's and grandchildren's sports and activities when they were growing up. Glenn enjoyed golfing and spending Thursdays on the course with his buddies. He loved singing, both Gospel and Barbershop, where he sang lead. Glenn and his wife Barbara owned and operated Grandpa's Garage in Cannon Falls for several years. He was married to Barbara Dahl on June 8, 1997.
Survivors include his wife Barbara, children Jeffery (Celeste) Aronson, David (Sherry) Aronson, Michael (Cheryl) Aronson, Deborah (Kenneth) Fraser, Nancy Wickum, and Lisa (Robert) Mallery; step-children Pamela (Brian) Nutter, Brian (Cheryl) Dahl, and Darrin (Karen) Dahl; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister Betty (Barney) Langord; brothers-in-law Lyle Ruh and Gerry Blaufarb; and many nieces and nephews.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Alicia, and sisters Mardell Blaufarb and Mary Lou Ruh.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00am, at First English Lutheran Church, 511 W. Belle St., Cannon Falls. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the West Christiana Cemetery in Lakeville.
Memorials may be designated to First English Lutheran Church, the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice- Red Wing, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.