Lillian Sue Howell
Aaron Michael Drolet was born on January 14, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois to parents
Nita and Michael. He died unexpectedly on June 4, 2020, after a brief illness. He
was 51 years old. He lived in Elkhart, Indiana with his son, Marcus.
Aaron and his younger sisters Jennifer and Elizabeth, grew up in Goshen, Indiana.
He graduated from Goshen High School in 1987, where he participated in wrestling
and football. Aaron earned a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from
IUPUI, and went on to obtain numerous technical certifications.
Aaron was a lifetime Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan and loved
attending games. He was obsessed with classic cars and Triumph motorcycles.
He would stop at any yard sale or flea market, and inevitably come home with
either something extremely rare, or more stuff he didn’t need. His passion for
classic rock was evident to everyone who knew him, and he could talk for hours
about Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Metallica. His beloved
cockatiel, Marie, was a constant companion. He had many adventures over the
years with his loyal black lab, Shadow, now deceased.
Aaron’s grandfather George and uncle Keith had a huge impact on Aaron’s life,
instilling in him qualities that made him wise beyond his years. Aaron had an
honest generosity and was always the first to step in to give neighbors a hand with
any work that needed to be done.
Aaron was a fiercely devoted father to his son, Marcus, a student at Indiana
University Bloomington. His sisters, Jennifer and Elizabeth, will dearly miss his
bear hugs and playful torment. Aaron had his own sly sense of humor and was an
adventure-loving uncle to his niece and nephews. Some of Aaron’s most
treasured times included enjoying home cooking and hiking in the Colorado
mountains with his mother, Nita Drolet-Johnson, and her husband, Jake. Aaron will
be greatly missed by his long-time partner, Susan. They shared a deep affection
for one another and experienced many joyful moments together.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael.
If asked to describe Aaron, people would say he was a dedicated father, a best
friend, a hard worker, and a good man.
A celebration of Aaron’s life will be held June 27 from 12:00-3:00pm at Wellfield
Botanic Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Elkhart
County Parks Department in Aaron’s honor.
~ ~ ~ ~ Online Condolences ~ ~ ~ ~
From: Nettie Davenport
So sorry to hear and sorry for your loss. Love you all, Nettie
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From: Mary Ann Davenport
Dear Nita, Jake, Jenny, Elizabeth, and family, please know you all are in
my thoughts & prayers. I havent seen Aaron since he was a little boy, but
a smile always comes to me every time he crossed my mind. Surrounding
you with thoughts of love.
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From: Uncle Keith Riegel
For my nephew, my friend, my fishing partner...I will miss you dearly and
never forget the times we had on the lake.
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From: Wade Bowser
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Aaron was my close friend and
confidant. My Brother in the love of classic cars,Hard rock music. We sure
had fun together. These good memories will encourage me surely in my life
ahead! Thank you my friend.
Aaron Michael Drolet