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John O. Aeshliman, age 93 of Greenfield, MN, passed away December 20, 2019.

He was born on December 8, 1926 in Greenfield, Minnesota to John H. and Edith (Loeffler) Aeshliman. John was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield and remained a faithful member until his passing.

On August 20, 1949, he was united in marriage to Eleanor M. Rambow at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran. John was a dairy farmer and also enjoyed raising many other animals and crops on his farm. John and Eleanor were blessed with three children.

Besides his family and faith, he enjoyed being in the outdoors either hunting for pheasants and deer or fishing on the lakes in the area. John loved baseball and played for Rockford’s town ball team for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor.

John is survived by his children, Kathy (Patrick) Larkin of Corcoran, Karen (Charles) Alcon of Greenfield, and Steve Aeshliman of Greenfield; grandchildren, Tom Larkin, Jim Larkin, Dan Larkin, Shaun Larkin, Jessica Larkin, Chuck Alcon Jr and Scott Alcon; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and relatives and friends.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM all at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield, MN. Pastor Paul Schuler will officiate. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jenny

    Sorry on your loss. Met John when I worked at Haven Homes. We would chat about farming and I think he even knew my Grandpa Gordy cause he hauled milk back in the day. Thoughts & prayers with all of you during this very difficult time.

  2. John and Sue Littlefield

    So sorry for your loss. We are Town Hall Drive neighbors.

  3. Wally Lanars

    So sorry for your loss . We will keep the family in are prayers

  4. Kris & Jim Van Someren

    Jim and I are so sorry for your loss and want to recognize what a long and wonderful life John had. John was a great friend to us over the years that it was our great honor to know him. His love of his family’s land and their history in this area provided hours of stories that filled the times we spent with John and we are the better for it. We came to love this area even more by seeing it through John’s eyes and his memories. He was generous with his time and knowledge with us and his tolerance for “city kids” that moved to his country. Our sadness at John’s passing is made bearable by the memories of his kindness and wonderful sense of humor.


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