Mr. Aaron was a 1962 graduate of Belleville Township High School where he received several awards in track & field, and in football. He was highly commemorated for his athleticism.
Pat was an owner/operator truck driver for more than 40 years. He raced sportsman cars and continued to support the sport. He was a loyal volunteer at the American Legion Freedom Farm, where he maintained the grounds. Pat enjoyed spending time outdoors and valued his daily garage talks (known as East Coast Operations), with his beloved family and friends. He will be forever cherished as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and dear friend to many.
He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick T. Aaron Jr.; and his parents, Sherman and Dorothy, nee Biekert, Aaron.
Surviving are his devoted wife, Dana, nee Snyder, Collins;
six daughters, Debbie Aaron, Gina Hall, Jayne Gratz, Charissa Foster, Katherine Aaron, and Elizabeth Collins;
a son, Bill Collins;
11 grandchildren, Derek, Dayna, Nick, Brittany (Sean), Olivia, Alex, Lachlan, Koah, Tyler, Cody, and Dylan;
two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Gavin;
a sister, Barb Przybysz;
many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins;
and the sparkle of his eye, his cat, Granny.
Memorials may be made to your local humane society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.