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Obituary: Aaron Jacob Ponder

Obituary: Aaron Jacob Ponder

October 31st, 2018 in Obituaries

Aaron Jacob Ponder, 29, of Russellville, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at his residence. He was born on September 5, 1989, in Jefferson City, a son of Edward L. and Brenda A. (Bolin) Ponder. Aaron graduated from Eugene High School and attended Columbia College. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Marine Corps League. Aaron worked for Grizzly Landscaping in Columbia and was currently employed as a lineman by American Water. He enjoyed playing video games, working out with his brother and spending time at the shooting range. Aaron was an exceptional handyman and worked on many projects. His greatest joys were the times spent with his daughter. Aaron is survived by his daughter: Erin Elizabeth Ponder of Russellville; parents: Ed and Gail Ponder of Russellville; and brother: Ryan Ponder of Columbia; step siblings: Matthew Johnson, Amanda Wilbers, Victoria Wieberg and Grover Johnson IV. He was preceded in death by his mother: Brenda Bolin and grandparents: Patricia Neal, William Ponder, Norman Bolin and Alva Bolin. Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. A Celebration of Aaron's Life with full military honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Erin Ponder Educational Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com