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Aaron G. Maresch 1947 - 2022
Aaron G. Maresch

Aaron G. Maresch, age 75 years, coming from Rush Center at a young age, he became a legendary lifelong Great Bend, Kan. resident, and passed away on Tuesday evening, Nov. 29, 2022 at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. 

Aaron was born on Nov. 15, 1947 in Great Bend, Kan. to Glenn E. and Marilyn L. (Bortz) Maresch. He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Essmiller in October of 1968 in Great Bend and they later divorced. Aaron served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Norfolk. He was an engineer and owned and operated Aaron’s Repair & Supply Inc. which he started in 1978. Aaron’s business and legacy will proceed to operate under Tom Malone and Devon Nelson. Aaron was a dedicated Barton County Fair Association Board Member since 1980. Aaron loved his family and friends fiercely. He had a passion for making a difference in the lives of so many, especially through 4-H. He loved to fish, enjoy a good western, entertain friends and family, play with his border collie Dot, and enjoy life to its fullest.      

Survivors include two daughters Kimberly (and Rick) Roberts of Junction City, Kan. and TeCoa (and Bob) Stroda of Chapman, Kan.; seven grandchildren:  Devon (and MacKenzie) Nelson, Megan Nelson (and fiancé Logan Payne), James Ryan Roberts, Ashley (and Jachob) Strecker, Ty “Skeeter” Seibert, Teagan Seibert, and  Tucker Stroda; his former wife Barbara Ann Maresch of Chapman, Kan.; three brothers Myron Maresch of Texas, Edward (and Jane) Maresch of Salina, Kan. and Eldred (and Becky) Maresch of Hoisington, Kan.; one sister Sharlyn Mulniex of Great Bend, Kan.; nieces and nephews along with many special friends whom were more like family. Aaron was preceded in death by his parents.

According to his wishes, cremation has been chosen and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left for the family and a full obituary notice may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Charter Funerals

2115 Washington St.

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 4, 2022