Aaron Summers, 72, Albert LeaPublished 5:58am Sunday, February 10, 2013
Aaron Lee Summers, 72, of Albert Lea, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Sun City, Ariz., surrounded by his family.
Aaron was born Aug. 14, 1940, to S.J. and Hazel Summers in Carrier Mills, Ill.
Aaron married his wife of 55 years, Helene Marie Tullio, on Oct. 26, 1957, in Indiana. Aaron and Helene enjoyed many years of happiness with their family and friends. Together they had three children, Frank, Debra and Sharon.
Aaron graduated from St. Thomas University in St. Paul where he received a master’s degree in business administration. Aaron retired in 1992 as the vice president in charge of manufacturing at Ventura Foods and served as the mayor of Albert Lea from 1985 to 1986 and also June 2005 to June 2006.
Aaron was a member of many organizations including the Kiwanis club, the Eagles, the Elks and the Chamber of Commerce. Aaron was on the board of directors at Wells Fargo Bank and the Albert Lea Family Y, the Condominium Association of Kirkwood, Willow Greens Condominium Association and many other associations and affiliations.
Aaron enjoyed fishing, golfing, reading, cooking and spending time with friends. His grandchildren were his favorite hobby.
He is survived by his wife, Helene; children, Frank (Rene) Summers, Debra Summers and Sharon (Keven) Summers-Johnson; grandchildren, Jennifer Summers, Matthew Summers, Mark Bousman, Ashley Bousman, Garrett Eichhorn and Katie Eichhorn; siblings, Phyllis Gifford, Janet and Scott McAlpine and Linda Turner; sister-in-law, MaryAnn Snyder; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Aaron was preceded in death by his parents, S.J. and Hazel Summers, brother Ted Summers, sister Lois Olson and nephew Kevin McAlpine.
A memorial service will be held in Albert Lea at a later date. He will rest in Chicago, Ill.