December 14, 1941 - August 12, 2020
In loving memory of Aaron Grattidge, we are saddened to announce his passing on August 12, after fighting daily with long time illnesses. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlo and Esther Grattidge, and brother, Virgil, all of Wellington, Ks. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice, his two sons, Brad and Brian and families, three step children, Jeff, Jim, and Jenni Biggs and families, and his sister, Leila Casey.
Aaron was married to his high school sweetheart, Janice Bauersfeld, He lived life to its fullest, with a focused career in music that sent him to the tops as one of the 4 Lads, a popular singing group in the 50's and 60's. Although Aaron was not one of the originals, his voice blended in with the distinctive sounds created by the original four and he enjoyed years of performances. Aaron loved every aspect of the magical world of entertainment - the glamour and glitter were what ignited his personality and talent on stage. During his time between public appearances, he enjoyed being a disc jockey on a program called 'Song of Oldies' with a local radio station in Topeka, Ks.. Aaron's passing brings an end to the 4 Lads performing on stage, but their music will bring back memories of love and romance to many still today!