Aaron Danial VandeKrol, 45, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Ottumwa Regional Health Cen-ter. A memorial ser-vice was held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Newton Church Of The Way.
Aaron, the son of Wesley (Jaci) VandeKrol and Vicki Floyd, was born July 15, 1974, in Bartow, FL.
Apr. 6, 2014, Aaron was united in marriage with Ashley Bronwyn Catharine Dicks in Abingdon. He worked as a framer and roofer for many years. More recently, he worked at Winnebago Industries in Forest City. He was currently working for J.B.S. in Ottumwa.
Aaron was full of life having much energy, and he was a hard worker and enjoyed getting things done. He liked to joke around and make people laugh. He loved his tattoos, listening to music, being outdoors, helping others, watching movies, spending time with Ashley, traveling, riding four wheelers, and drinking Mt. Dew. Aaron was proud to be involved with the Freedom Fighters, a men's ministry in Mason City, Discover Hope in Newton, the Newton Church Of The Way, and Rhythm Church of Mason City. One of Aaron's special gifts was the ability to pray passionately. He loved to pray!
Aaron was preceded in death by his sister, Shannon Durbin.
Those left to honor Aaron’s memory include his wife, Ashley; his son, Skylar VandeKrol; his daughter, Shannon VandeKrol; his stepson, Hunter Hope; his stepdaughter, Maddison Hope; his mother, Vicki Floyd; his father and stepmother, Wes and Jaci VandeKrol; his brothers and sisters, Jinny Morrow, Joel VandeKrol, Stephanie Verwers, Travis VandeKrol, Brandi Gallardo Herrera, Jessica Rutter, Eric Millang, and Amanda Robbin; and many nieces and nephews.