Aaron Olsen

Aaron Robert Olsen, 26, our beloved son, brother, grandson, friend, and husband of Sarah will be greatly missed. He unexpectedly passed away on April 15th in his home. Aaron was known for his compassion, integrity, sense of humor, and will be missed immensely by everyone whose lives he touched.  The visitation will be held in Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, 15200 E 39thSt, Independence, MO 64055 on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00-11:00 am with a memorial service immediately following. 





  1. Cameron on April 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Aaron was an incredible human being. He cared about others even during his own struggles. Aaron gave me a new outlook on life and he will be missed. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. The Westermajer Family (John, Camille, Alfred and Anton) on April 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    With our deepest sympathy and love in the passing of dearest Aaron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time. May God bless you always xxxxx

  3. Reba Dempsey on April 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Aaron’s family and friends during this difficult time! Xoxoxo

  4. Ashley & Daniel on April 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Aaron was a great guy that my husband and I got the privilege to work with and become friends with years ago. We hadn’t hung out in a long while but my husband and him still kept in touch, He always knew how to lighten the mood and make people laugh when they were down. He will be missed by many!

  5. Kris Sessions on April 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I am so very sorry for you loss. I am praying for God’s peace during this difficult time.

  6. Chris Crawford on April 18, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Sorry for the loss he was a great young man. Always out to help others. I came in to the hospital where he was a security guard had a very bad back problem where I couldn’t walk hardly took 20 minutes to stand up and Aaron went back to the doctors told them I was his brother in law just so they would get me in quicker with how much pain I was in! Ever since I met him in middle school he was always out to help others. Rip Aaron you will be greatly missed.

  7. Stacy Bennett on April 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I’m speechless and saddened. I’m thinking of all of you in this time of sadness. I’m sending love, hugs and prayers for strength through this difficult time.

  8. Nicole Alavez Carrete on April 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Huge loss to our work family! Aaron you already deeply missed! Forever part of SLNH. Our A A Ron!!!!!! Rest well Friend.

  9. Randy Gray on April 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I so wish that this hadn’t happened! Aaron was a great guy! I truly enjoyed working with him and it will be hard to not have his smile and joking manner around to help ease the burden. Damn!

  10. Danielle Jessee on April 18, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Aaron will never be forgotten. His laughter and smile brightened our spirits on rough days. He was always willing step in and ensure the safety of others. I am grateful to have worked with him and called him a friend. I pray that God comfort you and remind us all to be the brightening presence in the lives of others.

  11. Jeff Davis on April 18, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Aaron you will be deeply missed.I feel very lucky to know someone who is so hard for me to say goodbye.

  12. Jackie Long on April 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to Aaron’s family I worked with him I called him my lil brother such a sweet person he will truly be missed

  13. Kate Gregory on April 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Aaron’s smile was infectious. He was truly loved by so many. I don’t think he realized how many lives he touched. So many times we try to make sense of the senseless. I think to myself how would Aaron want us too feel. Unfortunately I don’t think he thought about how we would feel. I think his pain was so great he couldn’t see anything else. But I can hear him saying “ah girl don’t cry everything’s going to be okay”. With a great big smile on his face and a hug. I’m sorry Aaron I didn’t realize your pain.

  14. Molly Westhoff on April 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Aaron’s wife and family. I am so deeply saddened by his passing. I hired Aaron, and right from the start, he felt like that little brother. He will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Aaron.

  15. Heather Lembke on April 19, 2018 at 12:30 am

    When I would see Aaron at work, it was always such a comforting feeling. Like being home, with family. Aaron could get a smile out of anyone. He was so kind and funny, yet tough when the situation called for him to be. His smile was the best. You couldn’t help it smile back at him. I truly hope he knew how much we all loved him. Our hearts are broken and things won’t be the same without him.

  16. Alyssa Fossett on April 19, 2018 at 6:44 am

    You will be greatly missed here at SLN hospital. You always knew how to brighten anyone’s day. Rest In Peace Bud.

  17. Xyler Stone on April 19, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Sorry for your loss. Aaron was a good friend in high school and we had just lost base after we graduated. He was a great guy and we had many memories playing basketball together and hanging out outside of school. He will dearly be missed. I’ll see you when I see you Aaron.

  18. Mark Wharton on April 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Aaron at Saint Luke’s North. His smile could light up the hallways, and his sense of humor was a joy to many. It was an honor to know him. When our sadness eventually subsides, we can have peace and joy in the hope God gives us that we will see Aaron again.

  19. Aubrey Richardson on April 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Aaron was a face we always looked forward to seeing at St Luke’s Cushing. I’ll never forget – he introduced himself as the “friendly neighborhood spiderman” and flung his badge out. He helped me through a sad time I had, he was patient and listened – sent me memes and funny Facebook videos to make me laugh. I’m sad to hear of your passing, Aaron. My thoughts are with your family, friends, and fellow coworkers.

  20. The Thormas Family (Tommie, Mary-Anne, Justin, Kristie and Andrew) on April 19, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Our deepest sympathy at this time. We will keep you and the rest of the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We love you all and will miss Aaron.

  21. Donoho Family on April 19, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    We love you guys. We’re so sorry for your loss. We’re here for you, whatever you may need.

  22. Rhonda Damgar on April 20, 2018 at 5:39 am

    If only…
    If only I had known that the last time I saw you would in fact be the last time I will ever see you…
    If only I had told you what an amazing person you are and how your smile could light up a room…
    If only you had known how your presence at work could bring me comfort in knowing that you would do anything necessary to protect me….
    Rest In Peace my friend

  23. Lynette Wright on April 20, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I wished that you knew how many people really cared about you. It is so strange at work without your smiling face and contagious laugh. RIP Aaron your security duties are now over. We all miss you work and will keep you alive with our many stories of you!

  24. Alison Stoker on April 21, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Thinking of the family during this incredibly difficult time. Hoping the wonderful memories with Aaron carry you through today and each day after. Love to the family.

  25. Kari Minter on April 21, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    “A special smile, a special face in our hearts, a special place. Memories are a gift to treasure. Ours of you will last forever.” Author unknown

    Although I only worked with Aaron just a few times, I echo the others words when they say his smile was infectious. Such a great loss for so many. Many thoughts and prayers to his friends and family. With my sincerest sympathy

  26. Kennedy Burton on April 23, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Aaron was one of those people who you were just immediately drawn to. He had an infectious smile, a warm heart, and such a kind soul. I always looked so forward to working with him at Saint Luke’s Cushing because I knew the overnight shift would be brightened by his humor and friendliness. Thank you for being you, Aaron.

    My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. I hope it’s comforting knowing he left such a positive impact on everyone who crossed paths with him.

  27. Abby Carlson on April 23, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    When Aaron was at work, I knew we were going to have a good shift and I knew he would keep us all safe. He cared about us and we cared about him deeply! I will miss his big smile, his goofy laugh, and his kind heart. Prayers for comfort to his family!

  28. Sue Ann Boice on April 23, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I worked at St Lukes on the Adolescent Behavioral Health unit when I met Aaron and loved him from the first time I met him. He had such a caring nature and I was touched by his enthusiasm and the way he talked to our patients, his willingness to share his past and personal regrets to help them see that there was hope for the future. I am so saddened by the loss, and my prayers go out to all his family and friends….. he will be missed more than words can express.

  29. Jeff Stoker on May 16, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    You were my favorite. I loved you so much. You were just like you dad with a bit of me. I’m so sad that you are gone. I’m so incredibly sad.

  30. . on May 25, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I still find little breadcrumbs of Aaron throughout my life. Miss you & your attitude so much.

  31. Your sister, Sara on September 13, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    It’s almost been 5 months and it’s still just as hard as the first day. I love you so much and I miss you more than you know. I’m comforted by the fact that the last thing we said to each other was I love you and you gave me a hug after accidentally pouring oil all over my engine before I left for Springfield. It makes me laugh when I think about that and I know that’s how you would want me to remember you. Miss you so much hubby.

  32. HazelAnn Barkie-Cox on April 1, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    My dear friends it’s approaching two years now since Aaron‘s passing but it never makes it any easier as we reflect back on our loved ones. I’m so grateful our friendships have remained in touch and I’m so glad that I had my own memories with Aaron as well as Chris and Geoff…. You are treasured and keepsake friends to me Bob and Pam, and today I feel a sense of sadness around the loss of those we love you so much, those that are so near and dear to our hearts! Don’t think because we don’t see each other that I don’t pray for all of you during your walk in daily life! Sending you my love and blessings today??

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