In the wake of a devastating loss, the Brahma family is left mourning the passing of Mr. Aaron Rettig, an esteemed figure and beloved BJHS Band Director and Assistant Director for the Big Red Brahma Band. Born on September 25, 1976, in Canon City, Colorado, Aaron Keller Rettig lived a life filled with passion, love, and dedication to music and education. He passed away suddenly on Monday, July 24, 2023, in Brenham, Texas, leaving behind a profound impact on the lives of his students, colleagues, and the entire Brahma community.

Early Years and Educational Journey

Aaron grew up in Midlothian, Texas, where he attended schools and graduated from Midlothian High School. Following his graduation, he pursued his love for music and education at Sam Houston State University. Later, he embarked on a year of service with AmeriCorps before eventually finding his academic home at West Texas A&M University, where he graduated as part of the Class of 2003.

A Passion for Music and Education

Music was not only Aaron’s profession but also his true passion. His talent and dedication led him to become a Band Director at Bellville Junior High and High School for over 16 years. With his charismatic and nurturing approach, he inspired countless young musicians to find their voice and passion for music.

Family Life and Interests

Beyond the classroom, Aaron’s life revolved around his cherished family. On June 19, 2010, he married the love of his life, Krystal Huebner, in Bellville. They made their home in Industry, Texas, where they were blessed with a precious daughter, Olivia. Aaron was a loving husband and devoted father, finding joy in spending time with his family and creating beautiful memories together.

Aaron was a multifaceted individual who found joy in various hobbies and interests. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping, and relishing the beauty of nature, especially during trips to his beloved Colorado. Additionally, he had a talent for carpentry and found relaxation and fulfillment in crafting things with his own hands. Music remained an integral part of his life, not just as a profession but also as a source of personal enjoyment.

Supportive Network and Dear Friends

Aaron’s loving spirit extended to his family and close friends. He shared a special bond with his mother, Carolyn Rettig of Montrose, Colorado, who cherished their relationship dearly. He was also survived by siblings Eric Rettig, Heather Sebastian, and Heidi Rettig, who undoubtedly held him close in their hearts.

In his marriage to Krystal, Aaron found a life partner and a constant source of love and support. Together, they nurtured their daughter Olivia, who brought boundless joy to their lives. Aaron’s in-laws, Robert Huebner and the late Tina Huebner, played an essential role in his life and were cherished members of his extended family.

Legacy and Fond Memories

As the Brahma family and the wider community grieve the loss of this remarkable individual, they find comfort in the memories shared with him. Aaron’s light, humor, and kindness will forever be treasured in the hearts of those whose lives he touched.

Mr. Aaron Rettig’s sudden departure from this world leaves an irreplaceable void in the Brahma family, but his legacy will continue to resonate through the lives of his students and colleagues. The warmth and inspiration he brought to his role as a teacher, director, friend, and colleague will serve as a lasting tribute to his memory. As the Brahma family celebrates Aaron’s life, they remain united in support of his wife Krystal and daughter Olivia, finding solace in their shared memories and the knowledge that his music will continue to echo in their hearts.

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