Aaron J. Labrensz, 28, of Sheyenne, ND, died Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND, due to injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident near Sheyenne.
Honoring Aaron’s generous wish, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation. His funeral service will be held on Friday, September 14 at 1 p.m. at Open Season Event Center (formerly Sheyenne High School Gym), Sheyenne.
Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. A prayer service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne.Officiating the service will be Rev. Natasha Woitzel-Kolles. Organist is Mary Ellen Rue and vocalist, Jared Kolles.
Casket bearers are Dusty Benson, Brent Helseth, Colin Birkeland, Nick Rosenberg, Ryan Ross, Tom Smith, Ryan Hoffner, Levi Rue. Honorary bearers are Aaron’s friends, all former classmates and fellow firemen.
Aaron Jeffrey Labrensz, was born in Fargo, the son of Jeff and Denise (Younger) Labrensz. He grew up and attended school in Sheyenne, graduating from Sheyenne High School in 2002. He attended MSU-Bottineau for two years and received an Associate of Arts degree in Wildlife Management. He then attended University of Minnesota-Crookston receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources with emphasis on Wildlife. While attending college he had worked for Gordon Benson, and also one summer for Delta Waterfowl. Following college he returned to Sheyenne, and worked for Travis Benson of Sheyenne.
His hobbies were hunting and fishing, riding motorcycle, 4-wheeling, and spending time with family, friends, and his dog Molly. Aaron enjoyed listening to music and he could always name the song/artist/words to any music he heard. Aaron was a member of Sheyenne Wildlife Club, Trap Shooting League, Local Dart League, New Rockford Eagles, and Sheyenne Volunteer Fire Department. He was baptized and a confirmed member of First Lutheran Church in Sheyenne.
Aaron is survived by his parents, Jeff and Denise Labrensz, Sheyenne; a sister, Allison (Matt) Pfeiffer, New Rockford; grandparents, Harold & Ramona Labrensz, Mobridge, SD, Eileen Younger, Fargo, ND; two aunts, Debbie (Kent) Roesler, Leonard, ND, Dawn (Dan) Elton, Moorhead, MN; numerous cousins; and his dog, Molly.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Burton Younger, and 2 uncles, Mike Labrensz and Jack Anderson.
On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND. com.
Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, is in charge of arrangements.