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Carleen Ann (Schoonover) Aaron
February 25, 1935 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Carleen "Ann" Aaron, beloved by many, passed to Eternal Life on Friday, December 1, 2023 at MCHS with family by her side.
Carleen was born to Carl and Constance Schoonover on February 25, 1935, in Chippewa Falls, WI. Happy and well loved, she felt doubly blessed to spend most of her childhood split between her family home in Holcombe, WI, and that of her maternal aunt & uncle's home in Lime Ridge, WI. Carleen graduated from Holcombe High School in 1953. That fall, she and her best friend moved to Madison, WI, where they both enrolled at Harper's Beauty School. Upon graduation a year later, Carleen moved to Eau Claire and was employed at Michael's Beauty Salon.
She was united in marriage to Richard "Dick" Aaron on November 5, 1955, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Celebrating 61 years of marriage prior to Dick's passing in 2016, their vows of commitment to each other and family is their lasting legacy and greatest gift to their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Carleen excelled at being a housewife and full-time mom to Paul and Elizabeth. Her family was her world and she was theirs. It wasn't until Elizabeth was in high school that she chose to work outside the home as a food demonstrator at various local grocery stores. For 13 years, retiring in 1999, Carleen was a valued member of the management team for Duke's Country Market and later Copp's grocery store. Carleen enjoyed working and found great joy in her role as a second mom to many of the young employees she interacted with.
Survived by her children: Paul (Arlo) Aaron, Elizabeth (Oscar) Brandser; grandchildren: Brandon, Samantha (Joel), Taylor (Nate), Kathleen (Kyle); great grandchildren: Braydn, Cash, and Rorie. Sister: Lila Johnson; Sister-in-Laws: Marilyn Schoonover and Sandy Schoonover. Ann shared a special relationship with Elizabeth's goddaughter, Sarah Fangmeier (and family); as well as her nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Preceded in death by her husband, Dick; parents, Carl and Constance Schoonover; brothers, Tom Schoonover and William Schoonover; nephew, Mark Schoonover. Beloved aunt and uncle, William and Hazel Kinney; along with many other loved ones.
Services will be held on Thursday, December 7th at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W Grand Ave in Eau Claire with Pastor Philip Ruge-Jones officiating. Ann's family wishes to welcome visitors in Grace's Parable Chapel for coffee, dessert and fellowship beginning at 1:00pm with the funeral service to follow at 2:00pm. A private family burial will take place immediately following the service. Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services, Eau Claire is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.lenmarkfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, Feed My People, or a charity of your choice.
Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.lenmarkfh.com.
Mom/Grandma...So much of who we are, and what's good in our lives we owe to you. You were our family's heart and soul; our foundation. You showered us with love; were our most devoted cheerleader; quietly and steadfastly lived your faith; and above all else, taught us the true meaning of unconditional love. You are embedded in our hearts and we will carry you with us always.