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Aiden Sullivan, 10

Aiden Jeffrey Sullivan, age 10, of Delano, formerly of Woodbury, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 28, 2003, in St. Paul, to Jeffrey and Mary (Manuel) Sullivan.

Aiden was a fifth grader in the TREK program in Howard Lake.

He enjoyed playing with swords, swimming and tubing, fishing, eating cheese and sour cream, wearing pajamas, using duct tape, and listening to rock and roll music.

Aiden loved his pets, Kobie, Gracie, Oscar, and Boodah. Most of all, he loved life and his family and friends.

Aiden is survived by his parents, Jeff and Mary Sullivan of Delano; grandparents Cathy Manuel of Maple Lake, and Steve and Arlene Sullivan of Paynesville; aunts and uncles Linda (John) Erickson, Jeannie (Paul) DeSmith, Pattie Manuel, Bill Manuel, and Greg (Julie) Sullivan; cousins Anna, Rachel, David, Mark, Julia, Maria, John, Ty, Jay and Josie; many great uncles and great aunts; and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Manuel.

A Reception to Celebrate Aiden’s life took place Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Delano Middle School media room,

Friends also called at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake Friday, Sept. 13 from 4 to 7:30 p.m., with a Remembrance Service at 7:30 p.m. to close the evening.

Aiden’s 10 cousins were honorary pallbearers.

Memorials are preferred to the National Fragile X Foundation of Walnut Creek, CA.

Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at dingmannfuneral.com.