Patrick Aaron

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Patrick T. Aaron, 78, of Belleville, IL, born July 4, 1943, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL, surrounded by his family.

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

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.


3 Comments on Patrick Aaron

Leisa Wheatley said : Guest Report May 12, 2022 at 2:48 PM

Pat was like a second Dad to me because I have been friends with his daughter Debbie for over 25 yrs. He was always joking and laughing and always welcomed me into the family. He will be truly missed. Rest in Gods arms Pat. 😘

  • Waterloo
  • IL
LillianWoodcock said : Guest Report May 12, 2022 at 7:58 AM

So sorry for your loss. Pat was a very dear friend of my brother, Robert ( Bob ) Fluck and all our family. he was a very good person and every time I saw him he always smiling. His sister, Barbara was a dear friend of mine also. My he rest in peace. GOD bless you all.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kim Tippett said : Guest Report May 10, 2022 at 7:15 AM

So sorry for your loss Dana. May he rest in peace🙏

  • Lebanon
  • Il

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