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Aaron J. Kelzer

Aaron J. Kelzer, age 16, of Mayer, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, due to an automobile accident.

Aaron was born March 30, 1992, in Waconia, the son of Mark A. and Colleen A. (Boll) Kelzer. He was baptized at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia.

Aaron loved his family and friends. He was a fun-loving young man enjoying every day, whatever he was doing.

He participated in many sports, one of his favorite being basketball.

Aaron had a strong work ethic and a very determined personality. His smile has brightened everyone’s day and will be a warm memory for all to remember.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Killian Kelzer and Germain “Bud” Boll; and his great-grandparents.

Aaron is survived by his loving family: parents Mark and Colleen Kelzer of Mayer; brothers and sister-in-law Jeremy and Taryn Kelzer of Minnetonka, and Kory Kelzer and Addie Maxfield of St. Paul; sister Ashley Kelzer of Mayer; grandmothers Alice Kelzer of Watertown and Marion Boll of Watertown; uncles and aunts Dan and Carol Kelzer of Monticello, Dave and Pam Kelzer of Plymouth, Steve and Holly Kelzer of Wisconsin, Tom and Roberta Kelzer of Indiana, John (godfather of Aaron) and Deb Kelzer of Mayer, James and Grace Kelzer of Richfield, Myron and Cleo Boll of Howard Lake, June and Ralph Rosckes of Waconia, Clarence and Joyce Boll of Maple Plain, Diane and Bob Arndt of St. Bonifacius, Mark and Bethann (godmother of Aaron) Boll of Maple Plain, Mike and Beth Boll of Mound; and great uncle and godfather Allen Eggers of Mayer.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at the Watertown-Mayer High School gymnasium with a gathering of friends and family from 4 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Father Frank Wampach was celebrant of the Mass.

Honorary casket bearers were Trevor Luedke, Ryan Hangartner, Kara Weiland, Sam Neumann, Erin Schrupp, Jordan Anfinson, Megan Boll, Courtney Kelzer, Josh Matrella, Sam Gunderson, Caleb Boll, Tim Parochka, Jacob Kelzer and Adam Motzko.

A scholarship for basketball players will be established in Aaron’s memory.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia. Online guestbook at www.johnsonfh.com