In Memory of

Aaron Wade Honsbruch

July 11, 1972 - February 25, 2018
From: Wichita, KS | Originally: Cherokee, IA

Aaron Wade Honsbruch (Honz), the son of Ronald and Jolette (Dirkx) Honsbruch, was born July 11, 1972, at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1991. He then attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion where he graduated in 1995.

 He worked at Cloverleaf Cold Storage from 1992-1998. He then worked for Tyson until 2014 when they closed. He moved to Wichita, KS in 2015 and worked for Smithfield Foods until his death.

 Aaron enjoyed NASCAR racing, running, biking nature trails, attending dart tournaments, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. He had a special love for his cat and always enjoyed listening to 80’s and 90’s rock music with his friends. Aaron lived a simple life and would always say “I only want what I need”.

 On February 25, 2018, Aaron passed away at Wesley Hospital in Wichita with his family and significant other by his side. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Garland and Ora Honsbruch, and Elmer and Emma Dirkx.

 He will lovingly be remembered by his parents, Ron and Jolette Honsbruch of Cherokee, IA; sister, Gwen (Honsbruch) Spooner and significant other Jamie Draper of Cherokee, IA; his significant other, Charlene Brawner of Wichita, KS; niece, Justine Spooner of Cherokee, IA; nephew, Drew Spooner of Cherokee, IA; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Randy Schon
Chad Staver
Jeff Kramer
Jon Crilly
Al Beck
Paul Fokken
Jim Schueder
Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service following the visitation at the funeral home.
Organist- Charlotte Groves
Vocalists- IC Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:24 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Aaron's passing. I enjoyed working with him. My sympathies to you all.”
- Kari Siefken Pinto
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“We are so very sorry of the loss of your son,it is not supposed to be this way but we cannot doubt God's way. He has a plan for him in Heaven . We can only go on with the lovely memories you have had with him.Again you certainly have been in our thoughts and prayers.
- Richard and Joann Kelly
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:32 PM
“To the family of Aaron~
So sorry to hear about Aaron. We both went to USD and often compared notes about our roots as he was from Cherokee and I was from Holstein. I remember Aaron being in the fraternity as I too was in a sorority at USD. We chummed together a few times during our years at USD as we had mutual friends that we connected with. May you cherish the sweet memories and keepsake photos of Aaron as you look for comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Shelley Conover”
- Shelley Conover
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:25 PM
“Ron, Jolette, & Gwen; we send our heartfelt condolences and support to you through this tough time. We pray to the Lord to give all the strength you need at this time and the future. No one can tell you how to feel, how to think, or how to react. We want you to know that you have our support in knowing the one thing we can depend on is our Faith in God. Our Faith will give us the strength we need and know that Aaron is up in Heaven with God. Our deepest condolences to you from us all the way from North Carolina. Love, Ted & Janet Meyer. ”
- Ted & Janet Meyer
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:25 PM
“On behalf of the Wichita plant, we all extend our condolences and deepest sympathies to you. Aaron was a dedicated employee and a wonderful team member who will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.”
- Kyelene Flaming, PHR, SHRM-CP
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:25 PM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Dennis Weale
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:09 PM
“To the Honsbruch family, I am very sorry for your loss. You have my sincerest condolences. ”
- Chris Voge
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:09 PM
“I join all family and friends with care and prayerful support at this shocking news and the days ahead of grieving and loss, and will offer Holy Mass for these intentions and for Aaron's Eternal Rest.”
- Fr. Gene Sitzmann
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:09 PM
“My thoughts & prayers go out to you. Sorry for your loss”
- Lisa Rollison
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“My heart is heavy, I'm so sorry Gwen. Sending you and your family prayers. ”
- Mikkele O'Neal
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. ”
- Jim & Brenda Perrin
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“With my deepest sympathy. Jan”
- Janet Schwanz
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“I was sadden to see that Aaron had passed away. I enjoyed working with him at Cherokee Tyson Plant. I remember sharing with him the time I visited my mother at Sunset Knoll and Aaron's grandmother made sure that I knew that she was a minister's wife. Aaron enjoyed sharing with me the different things he had gotten his niece and nephew to spoil them.”
- Vivian Schleef
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:09 AM
“Ron,Jolete and Gwen. So sorry to hear the loss of your son and brother. Your in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Nancy Hofer and Molly Lee
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:09 AM
“I am so sorry for the loss of Aaron. May the peace of the Lord envelope the family.”
- Rod Raveling
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:24 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother, Aaron. Our sympathy and prayers are with you at this time, Ron, Jolette & Gwen. ”
- Tim & Diane Cargin
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:24 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family ”
- Diane Thomas
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:24 PM
“We send our sympathy. Can’t imagine losing a son or a brother. Know we send our prayers.”
- Ken and Diane Slater
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:24 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. May God give you comfort ..”
- James & Karmen Hodgdon
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:24 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. No one can explain, but know that everyone is thinking of you and your family. Prayers ”
- Mary Morris
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:24 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Jerry and Vicki Menke
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:19 PM
“Ron, Jolette, Gwen & Family! Our hearts are breaking for all of you. Mother used to say it’s unnatural for your children to go before you do. He’s on the same footpath in heaven with Ora & Garland! He’ll be watching over you always & letting you know he’s there! Heartfelt sympathy from the Springer family in Michigan. ”
- Jerry & Marcella Springer
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:18 PM
“With deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. Our prayers are with you.”
- Jeffrey Blum
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