Aaron William Monroe, 32, of North Judson passed away Thursday, December 7, 2023. He was born August 17, 1991, in Peoria, IL to John & Sandra (Reagan) Monroe, graduated from Kankakee Valley High School in 2012, and apprenticed with the Boilermaker Union competing as a candidate for Apprentice of the Year in 2018. His career as a Boilermaker with Local #374 had encompassed the past 9 ½ years. Aaron enjoyed spending his free time fishing, hunting, and long conversations with his family and friends.
On December 31, 2018 he married Kathy (Kuiper) who survives along with children; Lindsey Chevrette, John Monroe, Grace Monroe, Andrew Monroe, Ryker Monroe & Aiden Monroe, Aaron’s parents, John & Sandra Monroe of Piedmont, Missouri, brothers, Sean (Samantha) Monroe of Pekin, IL & Logan Monroe of LaPorte, Indiana, grandfathers, Charles Reagan of Des Arc, Missouri & Larry (Janet) Monroe of South Pekin, IL, along with many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Winona Reagan & Jonnie Lou Monroe.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 13th from 3 – 7 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN. Aaron’s burial will take place in Piedmont, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made to the family to be used for the children’s education.  


So sorry for your loss,!! My thoughts and prayers are with you..Aaron will be missed but never forgotten...love ya cuz... -Judy and Paul Havy 

Sandy, this is Penny's mom, we were so very sorry to hear about your son. All of your family is in our hearts and prayers. -Janet Nichols 

I looked up to Aaron a lot even though he wasn’t that much older than me. He called me and coached me how to go out of town and chase some money when I got laid off and I was a 1st period Apprentice. He taught me a lot of things on the job. Monroe was a good Union brother. He wasn’t afraid to get dirty to show me how to do something. Aaron tried to make me a better Boilermaker whenever he saw I needed improvement. He was a joy to be around and didn’t let other people control his attitude or day. Monroe was a good leader by example and I am going to miss his guidance on and off the job. -Jacob Frantz 

Sorry for your loss, -Alan R Spila sr. 

John my friend, and all of your family, and anyone close, John I have known you a long time, and I was graced to know your son well, working side by side with him, I knew immediately that he understood the tools he had in front of him, and the direction he needed I'm sure came from his father and his mother and everybody that he held near his heart, I was really impacted by his bright face, his incredibly bright Outlook, and he walks into everything with a smile and confidence, a fine boilermaker, call me if you need anything John, -Robert Bauske 

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