Aaron Thedens, 58, of Lafayette died Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Abbott – Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9 2021 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church New Ulm with Pastor Timothy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery with full military rites provided by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard. Visitation was held 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH Chapel in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at church on Wednesday. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org Aaron is survived by his wife, Brenda Thedens of Lafayette; parents Carl and Mary Ann Thedens of Sleepy Eye; mother-in law Joleen Rosenau, of Winthrop; daughters, Nicole Braun of New Ulm, Jessica (Nick) Christianson of North Mankato, Savanna (Joe Sondag) Clemon of Lafayette; sons, Paul (Angela) Thedens of Sleepy Eye, Jordy (Laci) Thedens of Parkston, South Dakota; grandchildren, Chloe, John, Tracker, Noah, Tucker, Claire, Jace, Wyatt, Landen, Elliy, Owen, Westin, Joxua, Wylie, Walker and Kennedi; sisters, Sheri Mickelson of New Ulm, Melanie (Kikin) Moreno of Mankato; a brother, Todd (Debbie) Thedens of Black Duck; and a Godmother Viola Reinhart. He was preceded in death by grandparents, William and Lillian Thedens and Jay and Marie Salisbury; father-in-law Melvin Rosenau and best friends, Perry Johnson, Frank Hahn; and Godfather Melvin Reinhart. Aaron Paul Thedens was born April 20, 1963 in New Ulm to Carl and MaryAnn (Sallisbury) Thedens; He was a graduate if Sleepy Eye High School in 1981 and then graduated from Hutchinson Tech as a diesel mechanic. Aaron was united in marriage to Brenda Rosenau on November 19, 1983 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. He was employed at Maywes, Essig Coop and then Cornish Township. Aaron’s hobbies included fishing, hunting and demolition derbies when he wasn’t spending time with his grandkids.