Aaron Prestegord


Aaron Ray Prestegord, age 44, died peacefully October 18, 2021 with his parents by his side, as a result of Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease.  He is survived by his parents, Rodney and Patrica (Nelson) Prestegord, brother Tony (Stacy) Fischer, nice Justine and nephew Alex, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, along with his Eagals family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Erwin and Elizabeth (Betty) Prestegord, Hilding and Ethyle Nelson, aunt Esther Nelson and cousin Timothy Ness.

Aaron was born in Stillwater MN and moved to Lindstrom MN in 1981 where he attended Chisago Lakes schools through graduation in 1995. He dabbled in a few different jobs before landing his career as a custodian at East Central Schools where he worked for 17 years.

He loved music, jamming with his friend, and playing in bands. He was a self taught musician playing the drums and guitar along with singing. His friends in the music world gave Aaron the nickname “Free Bird” due to his laid back free spirit personality. He would light up a room with his beautiful smile and contagious laugh. He enjoyed playing a good card game along with fishing and hunting on his family’s land.

A visitation will be held at 10-11 a.m. followed by a service and a luncheon at Christ Lutheran Church in Marine on the St. Croix on Saturday, October 30, 2021. His burial will follow the luncheon, for those that wish to attend, at Oakland Cemetery in Marine on the St. Croix.

Memorials will be used for a scholarship opportunity in Aaron’s name at East Central Schools and for the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.  https://cjdfoundation.org

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Aaron may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

21 thoughts on “Aaron Prestegord

  1. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Aaron was a joy to be around and to work with. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Aaron was always always a loving and caring person. He always was concerned about the well being of others and always there to lend a helping hand. He will be so missed and leaves a void in our hearts forever. Our memories will help us get through the years ahead without him. God took him home and out of his suffering.
    Love Auntie Cheryl, Uncle Dan and Devlin

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this ! Scott has always been very fond of Aaron (worked at school toghter ) he will be greatly missed .And I’ll say a prayer for all of you

  4. Deepest sympathy to his family. Aaron was an amazing person with a kind heart and he always enjoyed talking to him, I will miss him!

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He always had a smile on his face when we would see him in the hallways at school. He will be missed.❤️

  6. Tony and Stacy, I’m so sorry to hear about your brothers death. May Aaron now rest peacefully.

  7. Our prayers and sympathy to you all. Aaron was a great guy. He will be missed by so many. Former East Central boss, Randy and Ruth Davis, Sandstone

  8. Aaron will be deeply missed. He was a joy to work with at East Central School. Rest In Peace Aaron.

  9. October 23, 2021 at 10:59 a.m.

    I remember Aaron as being a very quiet gentle man. He was so helpful to me when I worked in the Elementary Office at East Central. His death is really heartbreaking. Rest in peace, Aaron.

  10. We offer our sincerest condolences to the entire Prestegord family during this very sorrowful time. We always enjoyed listening to Aaron play. He was quite a gifted musician. We pray for God’s blessings for you during this most difficult period.

  11. My thoughts are with Pat and Rod in their time of loss and grief. I will miss seeing Aaron around the school, and will always remember playing music with him back in the day.

  12. Our Eagle’s Family appreciated Aaron’s dedication and hard work. He was always there to lend a hand with his quiet kindness and a smile. Aaron will be greatly missed. Hugs and Prayers for your family.

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron’s family. We hope you find peace and comfort in the precious memories you were able to make.
    Aaron was such a kind young man and I’m sure he is going to be very missed.

  14. Aaron will be deeply missed. God’s Blessings with all my love, prayers and hugs to Pat, Rod ,Tony & family! Aaron was a very gentle and kind soul with a handsome smile. He had such a genuine down to earth spirit that anyone that met him could instantly feel relaxed and just be themselves. Through his passion for music and singing in his band he gave others a time out from the daily work grind to dance, sing and enjoy life again. He also had compassion for animals and people that’s a God given gift. He will forever be in our hearts whenever we think of him or share memories

  15. We are so sorry for your loss. We know you will miss Aaron forever. Just remember that whether the memories bring tears or laughter, you need to always celebrate the memories.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. Aaron was such a great guy! I remember a few nights of getting to sing with the guys. Aaron even let me try out the drums. He will be greatly missed.

  17. Aaron, I’m gonna miss you immensely. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated your support while working at ECHS. You’re such a positive empathetic human being. Thank you for all that you did and the impact you had on my life and all of the students at ECHS and employees you touched as well… grateful to have known you. ❤️❤️❤️ Love you man.

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