Tribute to Aron Engberg, A Celebration Of Life.
On June 3, 1980 Earlene Engberg-Crowell and Michael Engberg brought a legend
into the world. Aron Jay Engberg had a less than average lifespan, but his
life, influence and legacy are nothing short of exemplary and extraordinary.
Aron spent the majority of his childhood in Orem, Utah. It’s safe to say
that Aron was a black sheep living life the way he thought it should be
lived. While most kids chose to conform, Aron knew he’d never stand out and
make a difference if he spent his life trying to fit in. One of the many
reasons we love Aron is because he taught us that no matter how different we
are, we have so much to learn from one another. Aron attended Mountain View
High School and graduated in 1998. Anyone who knows Aron would agree that he
did not fit a single stereotype. He could out-muscle the jocks, out-smart
the scholars, and more importantly, he was a champion. His work ethic in the
wrestling room was replicated in his personal and professional life and
ultimately shaped him into the man he had become. Benefitting hundreds, Aron
paid it forward and took the values and lessons he learned on the mat and
became an even better coach. Aron is often described as a “purebred beast”
and someone who has a unique ability to bring out the very best in every
athlete. He helped others believe that they didn’t have to suck at life. In
the summer of 2000, Aron made the best decision of his life, and married
Marja Reid Engberg. Together, Aron and Marja raised three of the most
ridiculously talented, intelligent, and kind human beings: Jordan, Jace and
Simjay. While it’s incredibly difficult to say goodbye to Aron, we find
comfort knowing these three young men are going to change the world, just
like their dad.
Aron humbly held a number of titles during his life: son, brother, athlete,
state champion, teammate, entrepreneur, coach, soldier, friend, and husband.
Although, no title meant more to him than that of “Pop." Aron lived and
breathed for his boys and their love for him was just as apparent. He was an
amazing father and supported them in every aspect of their lives and we
believe he will continue to do so for the rest of their lives.
In 2011, Aron joined the Army and his family started their new adventures in
New Smyrna Beach, Florida. They were instantly embraced by the community,
and their friends quickly became their second family. Florida living helped
Aron harness his creativity and re-ignited his entrepreneurial spirit which
led him and Marja to launch their business. Aron spent the last year
serving our country in Kuwait with the United States Army, and we were
thrilled to celebrate his safe return in January. Aron was an avid wrestler,
and he shared his passion with his entire family. This passion has taught
the Engbergs so much throughout their lives with the most important being to
always fight no matter how rough things get. We invite family and friends
to celebrate the life of Aron Engberg on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm
at Hiles Beach, New Smyrna Beach Florida. Any and all are welcome to this
celebration of life. The Engberg family would also like to express their
gratitude to those who assisted in the rescue efforts.