Aaron Donald de VeneciaJuly 2, 2000 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 17)
Aaron Donald de Venecia, 17, of Duluth, died on Friday, September 29th 2017. Aaron was born July 2nd, 2000, in Madison, Wisconsin and lived in Oregon, WI for the first 8 years of his life before moving to Ashland, WI. Most recently, he lived in Duluth, Minnesota and attended Marshall School since 2014. Aaron’s greatest passions, other than his family and friends, were snowboarding, hunting, fishing and camping- skills he learned with his dad and loved to share with others. He enjoyed a variety of other outdoor activities, as well as photography. He was silly and fun-loving, and loved to tease and entertain. Aaron brought spark and pizzazz to any gathering. He enjoyed helping others and his magnetic personality made him a natural leader. These attributes led to meaningful contributions in a variety of settings. Aaron was a captain on the Marshall robotics team, as well as a yearbook photographer. He participated in a variety of sports and loved being part of a team. He also enjoyed his new work community at the Tavern on the Hill. Aaron had his sights set on attending Colorado State University and ROTC / National Guard. Aaron leaves behind a large and loving family, including his parents, Eric and Teresa (Johnson) de Venecia, his siblings, Nathan and Gretchen; his maternal grandparents, Claire and Marjorie Johnson of Cumberland, WI; his paternal grandparents, Guillermo and Marta of Madison, WI; Uncles and Aunts: Kurt and Katherine de Venecia of Engelwood, CO, Hans and Barb de Venecia of Belleville, WI; Kelly (Johnson) and Paul Kautz of Eden Prairie, MN; Mary (Johnson) and Eric Hanson of Duluth, MN; and Karen (Johnson) and Eric Pardyjak of Salt Lake City, UT; and many cousins: Bryce, Connor and Ciara de Venecia, Ashley and Bryn de Venecia, Kory and Joshua Kautz, Signe, Cara, and William Hanson, and Nolan and Sonja Pardyjak. Eric, Teresa and all of the family wish to extend their sincere thanks to the Marshall School and others in the community for your overwhelming love and support.
Services will be held at 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 4th at the Marshall School Chapel in Duluth, Minnesota with a social gathering and refreshments to follow. Memorial contributions in Aaron’s honor may be made to Amber Wing (615 Pecan Ave, Duluth, MN 55811) or the Marshal School Scholarship Fund (1215 Rice Lake Rd, Duluth, MN 55811). Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth. 218-727-3555.