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Aaron W. Koosman

Aaron W. Koosman, age 66, of Buffalo, died at his residence Saturday, June 15, 2002.

He was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Moyer Township, Swift County, near Holloway, Minn., the son of Herbert W. and Ella A. Beier Koosman.

Aaron was baptized Sept. 13, 1935, in Holloway by the Rev. Kaiser. He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith May 15, 1949, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township by the Rev. Edmund Bentrup.

Aaron was formerly employed at Minnesota Rubber for more than 40 years.

He was an active and faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo, and a longtime choir member.

Aaron belonged to the Buffalo Gun Club and was an avid sportsman. He also enjoyed gardening.

Aaron was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ivan, Waldon, and Clarence Koosman.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Chrissy) Koosman of Hermantown, Gregory (Melinda) Koosman of Minnetonka, Lori (Corey) Pierce of Buffalo, and Joshua Koosman of Minneapolis; and eight grandchildren, Jessica and Ian Koosman; Travis, Shane, Tyler, Nathan, Bria, and Emily Pierce;

He is further survived by his former spouse, Carol Koosman of Buffalo; a sister and brothers, Lorna Koosman and Rollin (Norma) Koosman, all of Howard Lake, and Howard (Anne) Koosman of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sisters-in-law, Margery Koosman of Litchfield and Lou Koosman of Howard Lake; many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service for Aaron Koosman was Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m., at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

The Rev. James Disney officiated, and interment was at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Middleville Township.

Sandi Dixon served as the organist. Congregational hymns were "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" and "Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound." "Abide with Me" was sung by the men's choir.

Friends called at the church Sunday, June 23, from noon until the time of the service.

Honorary casketbearers were Ed Murphy, Ron Lauer, Howie Lindstrand, Larry Kruck, Arnie Goerke, and Ted Goerke.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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