Merrill ‘Mebs’ Aronson (nee Johnson)
Nov. 8, 1925 — May 30, 2016
Merrill “Mebs” Aronson (nee Johnson) of Hartland, 90 years young, was born to eternal life in her home on May 30, 2016. Mebs lived a long and colorful life. Always surrounded by family and friends, including her late husband Fil, Mebs will most be remembered for her zeal for life and her amusing story telling.
She loved painting and capturing the scenery or beauty of places she traveled, flowers and animals. Most of her life she exhibited, donated and sold her work in local galleries and art fairs.
Mebs was always active and loved to go line dancing as a winter Texan for the past 30 years (including this year. While there, she served as a “senior citizen” missionary to poverty stricken border towns in Mexico. Making regular visits with a church group (Way of the Cross) from Harlingen, Texas, they brought food, clothes and shared the love of Christ. They also helped build houses and a school for the children there.
Mebs is survived by her four children, Greg Jackson from Waupaca, Jeff (and Lanie) Jackson from South Carolina, Sherry Brisch from Nashville, and Jaye (and Joel) Sperling from Delavan. She was the beloved grandmother of seven grandchildren: Nicole Jackson Marsh, Brett Jackson, Kylee and Graham Brisch, Alex and Ian Suminski and Keaton Sperling, plus three great-grandchildren. She was a special aunt to Wendye Schroeder-Girard and Garth (and Joan) Bowen, and is also survived by sister-in-law Villa Johnson, daughter-in-law Cathy Jackson, and surrogate daughter Cindy Winget.
At Mebs’ request, her life will be celebrated at the American Legion in Hartland with a luau luncheon on August 7 at 1 pm.
Memorials to support Handiwork 4 God, Brownsville, Texas.