In Memory of Aaron Dahlberg


A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson


A Memorial Service honoring Aaron's Life will take place at 7:00 PM at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home

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Aaron Thomas Dahlberg, age 31 of Hudson, passed away suddenly October 4, 2017.  Aaron was born December 14,1985 in St. Paul, MN to Thomas and Deanna (Parr) Dahlberg.  Aaron was a bright and philosophical young man, smart beyond his years.  Before moving to Hudson, Aaron proudly earned a blackbelt in karate. He had a passion for music, playing the clarinet in band throughout his school years, and even taught himself how to play the guitar.   Aaron’s philosophical nature brought a great love for reading. His academic excellence was recognized with a Presidential Award signed by President Clinton.  Aaron graduated from Hudson High School, the Class of 2004.  He furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, were he was in the honors program obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in music.  Aaron worked as a consultant in the trucking industry.  Although Aaron faced personal challenges that took his life, he will be remembered for his big heart that brought so much love to others.

Aaron will remain in the hearts of his parents, Tom and Deanna Dahlberg of Hudson; his sister, Nancy Dahlberg of Hudson; grandmother, Muriel Parr of Flagstaff, AZ; aunts and uncles:  George (Nancy) Bufford of AZ, William (Jaquelin) McCleod of CA, Donald (Linda) Parr of IL, Karen Schlesinger of CA, and Martha (Larry) Brooks of KY; cousins:  Ken Schlesinger, Joshua Chiefer, John Knuth, Dean R. Parr, Sabrina Parr, his dog Rocco; and countless friends.  

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gerald & Loraine Dahlberg, and Elmer Parr; uncles, Dean Parr and Ron Schlesinger.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson.  A Memorial Service honoring Aaron’s Life will take place at 7:00 PM.

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Tributes (3):

  1. To the Dahlberg family in their time of grief and loss,

    …. I counted Aaron as a friend as much as I count 101 and the Dahlbergs as my family, which is greater than I just words can express. I met Aaron and the Dahlbergs for the first time after Tom knocked on my cab door @ the Air-Lite terminal where I was sleeping till the holiday was over and told me I was going to Thanksgiving at his house. What a nice kindness Tom extended which it turns out he has done for others his whole life.

    Aaron was to me exceptionally gifted and bright but seemed looking back to lack purpose, something he wanted to do in life. That drive I believe has to come from within. It seems that the demon that got a hold of him and so many young people nowdays was something with which he could not come to grips. I have talked to Jody about a similar situation with her son and I am sure she is remembering and grieving not only for you but has re-opened an unhealable scar. I have talked to Tom about Aaron and my daughter Lindsay who is also on that path. She rides the bike and then falls off and each time you worry it is the last. I have been divorced over 20 yrs and the only time I have spoken to my X was when I went to Denver for what I thought was to bury my daughter. Turns out she got back on the bike but you always wonder if it is inevitable. It is always there on your mind. I say this now because I am so sorry and know something of your tribulation and anguish.

    I am honestly writing this because I feel the need to tell you how remorseful I feel about your tragic loss and I don’t know how to come to terms with this and I am truly heartbroke and so sorry this tragedy has happened. A deep sadness follows in Aarons wake for all those he touched.

    I do believe that hope springs eternal and I know that Aarons heart was always in the right place even when sometimes his thoughts were not. Grace can only help him now and I am sure it is and will. I know that his new direction is all positive and good.

    Respectfully, Bob

  2. My heart goes out to Aaron’s family and loved ones. I pray that Aaron has found peace. May the memories you share with one another bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Aaron was our favorite “serious” nephew and cousin! And we think without knowing it, he had an incredible ability to make the person he was talking to, smile. We will remember Aaron as a darling baby, an absolute “hoot” as a child and a musically talented young adult who along with his other talents, had perfect comic timing! Aaron was a gifted young man and reminded us so much of our father, who also took reading as a serious business, and spent many, many happy hours in a book!
    We send our love, hugs and blessings to his mother Deanna, his father Tom and his sister Nancy.
    God be with you, till we meet again.
    With love, Karen and Ken Schlesinger