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KAUKAUNA — An online fundraiser has been launched for an Appleton man killed Aug. 16, 2022 in a workplace accident at the Ahlstrom-Munksjö Thilmany Mill in Kaukauna.

Aaron Hobart, 29, leaves behind his wife and 2-year-old son, according to a GoFundMe account launched by his sister-in-law, Katie Meyer. Meyer shared the GoFundMe Saturday to the Appleton Community News Facebook group.


A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home, 2201 Chestnut Street, in Hobart’s home town of Wisconsin Rapids.

Hobart was married in 2018 to his wife, Haley, and worked for Verso Corporation in Wisconsin Rapids before taking a position as a laborer in the boiler department at Thilmany, according to his online obituary.

“Aaron was a hard-working and kind-hearted soul who would do anything for his family and friends. He loved riding his Harley, the color purple, and most of all, being a dad,” Meyer wrote in GoFundMe.

“Aaron will be greatly missed by all who knew him,” she wrote. “I am asking for donations in his honor to help support his wife and son during these difficult times.”



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.