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Aaron D. Gelm

1977 - 2021

Jackson Township


Aaron D. Gelm, age 43 of Jackson Township, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021.  He was born on June 9, 1977, in Oscoda, Michigan, the son of the late Lawrence “Larry” Gelm, and the late Jayne (Evans) Johnson.  He was employed by TimkenSteel.


His favorite thing in the world was his family, whom he loved dearly. 


Aaron and his loving wife, Melissa (Smith), were married for 19 years. Together they have two incredible children, Alison and Ryan.   Aaron grew up with one brother, Adam (Samantha) Au; niece Khloe, nephew Owen, and was very close with his cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. He is also survived by step-father, Robert (Mary) Au.  


Aaron made the most of each day; he made people laugh with his sarcastic sense of humor and no-nonsense attitude. He was always willing to help friends and family with anything they needed without expecting anything in return. Aaron claimed he was not a “people person” but he could not make it down the street without a neighbor or old friend flagging him down to say hello. 

The Gelm family will be celebrating Aaron’s life privately at this time and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, you consider making a donation in honor of Aaron to The Aultman Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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Compassionate Care Center / Aultman Hospice
2821 Woodlawn Ave. N.W., Canton, Ohio 44708,
Tel: 3304797450

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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Lee and Barb Karch

April 3, 2021 7:34 PM

Missy,Alison and Ryan- we are saddened to hear this news. We will remember Aaron’s smile along with his generosity. We feel fortunate to have had a wonderful day at the lake with your family. Our heartfelt condolences to you.

Barb and Lee Karch

April 3, 2021 2:32 PM

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Janet Hess and Terry Blosser

April 1, 2021 10:33 AM

Sending thoughts and prayers to Missy, Alison, Ryan and the family. Aaron was a kind and wonderful young man. 

Early Explorers Jackson Inc.

March 29, 2021 12:53 PM

What a wonderful life gone to soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
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Jacquie Offenbecher

March 26, 2021 6:19 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.  I always looked forward to seeing Aaron at the center.  He was such a sweet guy.  You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️🙏

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