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Eslick, Aaron

Aaron Eslick, 41, passed away at his home in Helena on February 27, 2018 after a long 4 year battle with his seizure disorder that eventually took his life.

Aaron was born February 14, 1977 in Helena Montana, and graduated from Capital High School in 1995. He made some very special life-long friends that he held very dear to him.

From a very young age Aaron became a die-hard Chicago Bears fan. It even went so far that he had the team’s logo tattooed on his arm and would often be seen sporting his Bears gear everywhere he went. The Bears weren’t the only team he love, the Cubs also held a huge place in his heart. He marked a check on his bucket list when the Cubbies won the World Series in 2016.

Aaron had a passion for cooking and made it his profession. He cooked at many restaurants in Helena, but was most recently the kitchen manager at I-Hop. I-Hop wasn’t just a job for him, but the place he met the love of this life Angie. In the words of Angie, they just “got” each other, and he had finally met his match!

Aaron was blessed with four beautiful children throughout his life. Blake, DreeAnna, Tanyan, and Ari. While he didn’t get to see them every day, he loved to watch them grow. In 2006 Aaron was blessed with a special son, Tanyan. Aaron often would tell people, Tanyan saved his life and gave him purpose. Aaron enjoyed gathering with friends and family, but now we know all too well that there was never enough time.

He is preceded in death by his great grandmother Della Staph, his maternal grandparents Lou and John Balkema, and paternal grandparents Johnny Eslick and Irma Eslick Speer and aunt Robin Balkema.

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In addition to his children he is survived by his true love Angie Tavary, his father and step mother Sharon and Gordon Eslick, his mother and step father Kathy and Dave Goroski, siblings Amanda (Jason) Smith, Josh (Sara) Goroski, Katie Eslick (Rich), Jordan (Ry) Paull, nieces Hannah Smith and Charley Goroski and nephews Payton Saccheri and Emerson Paull, cousins Jo Jo Eslick and children, Cory (April) Eslick, Shandelle, Brian and Avery Renstrom and Jennifer Balkema, uncles John (Cristy) Eslick, Bob Balkema, Rod Applegate, and Grandparents Jean and Clarence Applegate.

Services will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 2:00pm at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave., with a reception to follow in the social hall of the funeral home. Please visit to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Aaron.

“Like and uncut diamond at first glance he was rough around the edges, if you looked passed the exterior you would find a true gem.”

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