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Aaron Eckblad, 34

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Aaron Phillip Eckblad, age 34, of Rochester, passed away on Sept. 5, following a motorcycle accident.

Aaron was born on June 17, 1979, in Red Wing, Minn., 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 masters in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University. He worked for Think Mutual Bank for ten years, and was recently 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 eight-year-old son, Tate. Aaron had a love for sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings, Twins and Wild.

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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; Kari (Bayard) Leonard of Helena, Mont.; his mother and father-in-law Melvin (Dotty) Hendrickson of Rochester; grandmother-in-law Floy Hendrickson of LeRoy, Minn.; 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. on Monday, Sept. 9, at Vasa Lutheran Church, 15235 Norelius Road, Welch, MN, with Pastor Kristi Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, 1119 11 ½ Street SE., Rochester, MN, 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 www.mackenfuneralhome.com

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