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In Memory

Aaron Cathcart - Class Of 1991

Aaron Cathcart


Aaron Steven Cathcart, 51, 6-26-1972 - 6-5-2024

Aaron Steven Cathcart, 51

June 26, 1972 to June 5, 2024

Aaron Steven Cathcart, 51, of Princeton, IL, was born June 26, 1972 at St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook, NE to Steve Vale Cathcart and Beverly (Delai) Cathcart.  After a brief illness, he passed away on June 5, 2024 at CGH Hospital in Sterling, IL.  

Aaron joined his father in operating Cathcart Photography in 1996 in Estes Park, CO.  They were award winning photographers who provided lasting memories to their brides and grooms and shot thousands of weddings over the years.  Aaron expanded his talents to include family groups and nature photography.  His photos were used in various media platforms to include Dateline and The Weather Channel among others.  One of his photographs of an elk, taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, was used on a US postage stamp.  

He was an avid Ham Radio operator with the call sign of N0WAR.  He was a member of several Ham Radio groups while in CO and made Ham Radio friends around the world. 

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and his faithful furry rescue dog, Dundee.  He moved to Princeton in 2023 to be near family and opened his photography shop in January 2024.

Survivors include his significant other and loving partner, Heidi Johnson, mother Beverly Powers of McCook, NE; brother David (Gina) Cathcart of Fort Collins, CO; twin sister Lora (Rob) Hamil of Pierce, CO; 4 nieces and 1 nephew:  Gillian, Alyson, and Madison Cathcart and Faith (Alec) Wallace and Tyler (Hannah) Floro.  Great nieces and nephew are Harper and Vivian Floro and Jeremiah and Anica Wallace.

He was preceded in death by his father, Steve Cathcart and his stepfather, Ed Powers.

Cremation rights have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at City County Park in Princeton on July 13, 2024 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to Friends of Strays in Princeton.

Online condolences may be made at www.grant-johnsonfh.com