Aaron James Dahlberg was born Nov. 28, 1977, in Grantsburg, Wis. He died March 19, 2011, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended grade school until third grade at Grantsburg Elementary and continued his education in Brainerd, Minn., as a gifted student, graduating from Brainerd Senior High School in 1996. During high school he was a computer consultant with MnDOT, an Amiga technician at Makit Drafting Service of Brainerd from 1993 to 1995, a computer sales person at DC Autonet Computers, a telephone service representative at Rivertown Trading Company, St. Paul in 1996 and for a brief time worked at The Publishing Group in Minneapolis. He joined Sound Internet as a teenager and traveled to Basellandschaft, Switzerland, as an English tutor at the Munchensteiner Gymnasium in 1997. Aaron worked with Sound Choice, Minneapolis, as technical support through 1998. From 1998 to 2001 he was employed at Qwest Communications. He began Purple Desert Communications, telecommunications and systems integration, in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2001 until the present.
Aaron’s work and his curiosity about new places took him to many countries around the world. He spoke four languages fluently.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and June Rieck.
Aaron was the beloved son of Larry and Marilyn Dahlberg, of Taylors Falls, Minn.; brother of Melanie (Craig) Weber; uncle to niece June Weber and nephew Vaughn Weber, of Minnetonka, Minn. He is survived by his paternal grandparents, Albert and Dorothy Dahlberg, Grantsburg , Wis.; special aunt and uncle, Joanne and Larry Lindberg, Vancouver, Wash.; godparents Carol Schmidt, Riverside, Ill., and Paul and Wendy Hendricks, New Richmond, Wis.; aunts, uncles, cousins and his network of many friends.
To his family and friends, Aaron will be forever missed and they extend their love and heartfelt thanks for all the support throughout this difficult time.
Please join us in celebration of his remarkable life at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, Minn. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. The Rev. Myron Carlson will be officiating.
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