Dorothy May Auker, 72, Akron, Zinn’s Diner waitress, enjoyed going to the beach

By on February 11, 2015

Dorothy May Auker, 72, of Akron, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Paul and Florence (Blantz) Krimes and was the wife of the late Jerry Auker who passed away in 2010. The couple had been married 44 years.

Dorothy was a waitress at the former Zinn’s Diner for 30 years until its closing. She enjoyed bowling, baking, cooking, going to the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters: Chris Hassell, wife of Jim Hassell of Akron; Kathy Kleinfelter of Ephrata, Ken Kleinfelter of Stevens; two sons: Dennis Auker, husband of Rochele Auker of Ephrata; Jerry Auker, husband of Meghan Auker of Ephrata; four grandchildren: Ashley, wife of Matt Horst; Rachel Hassell, Michelle Auker, Matthew Kleinfelter; two step-grandchildren: Bradon McEvoy, Katlyn Kroeck; two great grandchildren: Jaylyn McFadden and Ava Hassell; six siblings: Walter, husband of Beverly Krimes of Florida; Katherine, wife of Chuck Elmer of Florida; Verna, wife of Robert Bollinger of Union County; Bobby, husband of Doreen Krimes of Denver; Beaty, wife of David Weaver of Stevens; and Douglas Krimes of Schoeneck.

Services were held Feb. 7 at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Roger Hornberger officiating. Interment was in the Mohlers Brethren Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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