Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Aaron Lee Hassett

December 19, 1986May 15, 2020

Aaron Lee Hassett, 33, born Friday, December 19, 1986, lost his life unexpectedly in an auto accident on Friday, May 15, 2020. He was born in Boulder, Colorado before moving to Indiana in 1990 at the age of five. Aaron graduated from Muncie Central High School in 2005.

Aaron was a member of the Laborers Union and enjoyed working and doing anything that involved the outdoors.

He leaves behind his mother, Carla (Whitehead) Tuttle; stepfather, John Tuttle; father, Ron Hassett; stepmother, Janice (Metcalf); sons, Haiden Lee Hassett, and Keigan Minor; stepsiblings, Danielle Tuttle, Jordan Tuttle, and Mason Hammock; his devoted grandmothers, Carole Whitehead, and Jessie Nielsen; several aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins, who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Whitehead, and Richard Nielsen; and aunt, Pam Nielsen.

Aaron loved his son, Haiden more than anything. When they were able to be together he was the happiest ever! Non-stop smiles from ear to ear. Like “two peas in a pod” his mom would say. Aaron longed for the times he could spend time outside fishing, playing baseball, football, and pass with both of his boys.

Those who knew Aaron knew he had “thee biggest heart ever”!! Always there for a friend in need, always there to open a door, always polite, always full of smiles, jokes, and teasing whenever he had the opportunity. And always, always had the best hugs ever! Kids seemed to just swarm around him like bees, they just loved him. He was known as Uncle Aaron to many. Aaron was a good man and tried so hard to be the son that his mother tried to raise and prayed for him to be.

Aaron would have wanted more of his friends to be together to celebrate his life so we will be having a celebration at a later date.

A private service will be held for family only on Saturday.

Elm Ridge Funeral Home has been entrusted with his arrangements.

Those who knew him well, knew that he struggled with anxiety, depression, and ultimately drug addiction. Memorials may be made in Aaron’s name to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, (NAMI), 4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or Habitat for Humanity, 4640 West Bethel Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

“No my son, you were never broken, you were just lost for a bit. Your struggles are over Tweetie bird, and now you can rest easy.”

You may express your condolences or share a memory online at www.elmridgefunerahome.com.


  • National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Habitat for Humanity



  • Private Service for Family Only

    Saturday, May 23, 2020


  • Celebration of Life Service Will Be Held at a Later Date


Aaron Lee Hassett

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Sarah Humphrey

May 22, 2020

Carla and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and Sympathy. R.I.P. Aaron

James Lowe

May 20, 2020

We are so sadden by the passing of Aaron. We have many fond memories of baseball, metro football (pants that didn't fit :) ), and good laughter. To the entire family our sincere condolences. The Lowe family

Dee Dee Healey

May 20, 2020

Aaron was in our youth group at church when he was a teenager, and I was part of youth leadership. Always, always had a smile and good-natured. He loved his family, especially his grandparents, Don and Carole. As he grew up we lost touch, but when he was in Muncie, always welcomed me with a smile and hug.
My prayers go out to Carla and the family during this very sad time. Aaron will always have a special place in my heart. I am holding Aaron and his family in the Light. Peace be with thee Aaron.

Dee Dee Davidson Healey

Mike Hoover

May 19, 2020

Back in 2010, hanging out at the tattoo shop, having fun and getting ink. This is heartbreaking bro. You'll be missed.

Jeremy Ogle

May 19, 2020

8th/9th grade summer Babe Ruth Baseball league at Thomas park we performed the hidden ball trick and you were the guy with the ball...I'll never forget how happy you were when you got that guy out at first base!!! I love you man!!!🤘

Gary Templin

May 19, 2020

Wow first one of the boys to go I'm at a loss for words condolences to all the family. Allies mom an dad Gary & Kristi

Brittany Pittsenbarger

May 19, 2020

I have a lot of fun memories with Aaron in middle school and high school. He was always hilarious and I'll always remember his spikey bleached hair when we were young haha. Sending hugs to his mom and sons especially. Rest easy, Aaron. ❤

Heaven Bennett

May 19, 2020

Aaron was my friend above all. Hundreds of letters and conversations back and forth learning all the ways he thought, his creativity, his heart. Aaron was a Diamond in the rough. He struggled, but he was still a diamond. He was so charming, caring, and loving. I’m thankful I got to know you. This breaks my heart for not only myself, but for everyone. Aaron you were always a better person than you thought you were, and I told you that often. I’m sorry it’s been so long since we talked. I wish you peace . And I wish peace for all of your family left behind. Until I see you again.

Connie Robinson (Cook)

May 19, 2020

Aaron was one of the many friends my children brought home over the years. He always seemed genuinely happy to see you when he was around. My children have shared some stories since Aaron passed. I know when it came to anything with a motor he loved going fast. I'm truly sorry to hear he's passed, but I know he's left behind many, many friends who's memories he will remain in for eternity.

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