The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

June 27, 2013

William R. “Bill” Auker, 86, Richfield

RICHFIELD — William R. “Bill” Auker, 86, of Richfield, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

William was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Juniata County, a son of the late George and Hazel (Shellenberger) Auker. On June 28, 1947, he married the former Eunice M. Shirk, who survives. His passing breaks a loving marital union of 65 years.

He attended Stony Run grammar schoolhouse. William was an Army veteran of World War II.

He retired after 39 years as a truck driver for Dorsey Trailers, Northumberland.

William was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church, where he served as a trustee and Sunday school teacher. He also held memberships in the Richfield Lions Club and Richfield Fire Company. William was the founding member of the Richfield Coffee Drinkers Club and a member of the ROMEOs (Retired Old Man Eating Out club).

William enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Dick Hart, of Thompsontown, and Dianna and Orville Brubaker, of Richfield; five grandchildren, Bryan Hart and his wife, Michelle, Teresa Kepner and her husband, Corey, Deron Brubaker and his wife, Denise, Brad Brubaker and his wife, Brenda, and Nathan Brubaker; eight great-grandchildren, Kyle and Megan Hart, Shalyn and Chase Kepner, Amara and Cole Brubaker and Torrey and Tucker Brubaker; one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Marian Auker, of South Carolina; three sisters, Sarah Graybill, of Richfield, Donna Ritzman, of McAlisterville, and Marian Kay Mangle, of Mifflintown; a sister-in-law, Betty Auker, of Elizabethtown; brothers-in-law, Wilmer Shirk, of Zelienople, and Stanley Shirk and his wife, LaDonna, of Richfield; sisters-in-law, Fernie Keller, of Princeton, N.J., Naomi Shellenberger, of Richfield, and Sally Shirk, of Mount Pleasant Mills; and many nieces and nephews.

William was preceded by two great-grandsons, Gabriel Brubaker and Lester Keith Hart; three brothers, Raymond, Richard and Edward Auker; two brothers-in-law, Gilmore E. Graybill and Harry Ritzman; brothers-in-law, Donald Shirk and his wife, Mildred, Lloyd Shellenberger, Elvin Shirk and Gene Keller; and sisters-in-law, Mary Shirk and Miriam Sheaffer and her husband, Albert Sheaffer.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Richfield Mennonite Church, Church Street, Richfield, followed by the funeral at 2 with Pastor Aaron Benner and Pastor Jerry O’Connell officiating.

Burial withe full military honors accorded by the Juniata Veterans Council will be made in Richfield Union Cemetery.

Should friends desire, gifts may be made in loving memory of William to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

1
Text Only
Daily Item Obituaries
  • sandrawise.jpg Sandra L. Wise, 70, Milton

    MILTON — Sandra L. Wise, 70, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Watsontown Health & Rehabilitation Center.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • wagner.jpg Richard R. “Bimbo” Wagner, 74, Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — Richard R. “Bimbo” Wagner, 74, of Smalsh Barrick Road, passed away on Sunday evening, April 6, 2014, at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, where he was taken after being stricken ill while on vacation.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aleah M. Wetzel, infant, Millmont

    MILLMONT — Aleah Marie Wetzel, infant daughter of Bradley H. Wetzel, of Mifflinburg, and Heather A. Hause, of Millmont, was stillborn on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
     

    April 16, 2014

  • marthawhite.jpg Martha L. White, 78, West Milton

    WEST MILTON — Martha L. White, 78, of High Street, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Milton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen K. Hoffman, 66, Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — Helen K. Hoffman, 66, of Timberhaven Drive, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    April 15, 2014

  • Marguarite J. Ruth, 94, Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE — Marguarite J. (Johnson) Ruth, 94, of Montoursville, formerly of Milton, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville where she had resided for many years.

    April 15, 2014

  • Martha J. “Marty” Duncan, 83, Orangeville

    ORANGEVILLE — Martha J. “Marty” Duncan, 83, of Orangeville, formerly of Sunbury, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in the Orangeville Nursing Home.

    April 15, 2014

  • David Fendt, 52, Stansbury Park, Utah

    STANSBURY PARK, Utah — David Fendt, 52, of Stansbury Park, formerly of Sunbury, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Gonzales, La.
     

    April 15, 2014

  • Donald L. Gaugler, 77, Colorado Springs, Colo.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Donald L. Gaugler, 77, of Colorado Springs, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
     

    April 15, 2014

  • June K. Schroeder, 75, Mills

    MILLS — June K. Schroeder, 75, of Mills, formerly of Hebe, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in her home.

    April 14, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Funeral Arrangements
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    CRISSMAN, ARDELLA S., 90, of Shamokin Dam. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. today in St. Paul (Leininger’s) Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, followed by funeral at 2. George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills.

    HOFFMAN, HELEN K., 66, of Lewisburg. Funeral service at 1 p.m. today in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 255 S. Derr Drive, Lewisburg. Shaw Funeral Home, Milton.

    MILLS, HARRY F. JR., 81, of Danville. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville, followed by celebration of life at 12:30.

    MONTAGUE, RUTH ANN, 82, of Danville. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, 215 E. Market St., Danville. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Danville. Visneski Funeral Home, Danville.

    RUTH, MARGUARITE J., 94, of Selinsgrove. Visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St., Milton, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Harmony Cemetery, Milton. Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, Milton.

    SCHROEDER, JUNE K., 75, of Mills. Visitation from noon to 1 p.m. today in David’s United Church of Christ, 1907 Klingerstown Road, Hebe/Herndon, followed by funeral at 1. Burial in David’s Church Cemetery, Hebe. Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ulysses.

    SMITH, PAUL, 74, of Pitman. Visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday in Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, Pitman, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in church cemetery. Stephen Rothermal Funeral Home, Klingerstown.

    WHITE, MARTHA L., 78, of West Milton. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood.

     

    April 16, 2014