February 25, 1979 ~ May 6, 2022

Born in: Milwaukee, WI
Resided in: Bunker Hill, IN

Aaron Thomas Buckley, 43, of Bunker Hill, IN, passed away in Indianapolis, IN on May 6, 2022 after an unexpected illness. He was born on February 25, 1979 in Milwaukee, WI to Thomas and Edith (Rouse) Buckley. Aaron graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1997.

Aaron was an avid Wisconsin sports fan and a loyal member of the Lot 1 tailgate family at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His love for the Packers was more than just watching his favorite team. It was getting married at Lambeau Field, it was a comradery with his fellow “diehards”, as well as a way to catch up with old friends. He brought so much to his extended family, known as Lot 1, and they always knew when he was in town that they were going to see that infectious smile and share some stories of tailgates past. Lot 1 will suffer without his presence but he can rest easy knowing he will be honored all season… Every season.

In addition to his love of Wisconsin sports that was passed on to him from his Grandpa Raymond Buckley, Aaron was an avid collector of sports memorabilia; loved animals, especially his dogs: Chico, Kali and Jordy; spending time with his family and friends; golfing; making people laugh with his often inappropriate sense of humor; and nature. He often said “if you wake up and see mountains or water, you can’t be in a bad mood”

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Edith (Rouse) Buckley; maternal Grandparents Robert and Harriet Rouse; and Aunts Mary Rouse and Jean (Rouse) Fox.

Aaron is survived by his wife, Jaclynn (Smith) Buckley; children, Alissa Buckley, Devan Buckley, Logan Smith and Lauren Jackson; Father, Thomas Buckley (Diane Thames); Paternal Grandparents, Raymond and Barbara Buckley; sisters, Cynthia Buckley (Brian Kenny) and Alison Buckley (Tom Boshardy); niece, Maggie Hunter; and nephew/ Godson Colin Boshardy; aunts and uncles, Carol Buckley-Kempka, Kathy (Mike) McCann, Mary (Richard) Horan, John (Kim) Rouse, James (Kim Marie) Rouse, Robert (Kelly) Rouse, Jeffery (Debra) Rouse; many cousins, with special mention of Libby Kempka and Danny Kempka with whom Aaron was especially close; and his best friend/ self-proclaimed brother, AJ (Melissa) Popp.

Aaron’s family would like to extend great gratitude to the staff at University Hospital for the outstanding care that he received especially in his final days.

A celebration of life is being planned and dates will be announced in the near future.

Cremation arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Deepest Sympathy to Jackie and kids. Deborah and Marty Smith.
    Wishing you all continued Prayers.
    Vanessa Trueblood

  3. I’ve never met Aaron he has to be one very special young man. He has made someone very special to me very happy. Jacki was never happier than when she met him and when the got married in Wisconsin. It was ment to be. I pray that Jacki and his family be blessed with God beside them in this sad time of there lose. May God blesse you all He is with The Lord now. Some day you will
    meet him in heaven. God wrap you in his arms Jacki and help you through this.

  4. I hope you made it into heaven an hour before the Devil realized you were gone. I’m gonna miss you cuz, wish we had more time to get to know each other. You were always a joy to be around.

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