Leon W. Auker, 53, S & H Express truck jockey, loved to tinker with old cars, had 15 siblings

By on March 28, 2018

Leon W. Auker, 53, of Bowmansville, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, at UPMC Pinnacle Lititz.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Paul S. and Emeline S. (Wenger) Auker.

Leon was a truck jockey for S & H Express in York and previously for Johnson & Johnson (Pfizer) in Lititz. He loved to tinker with old cars.

Leon is survived by 14 siblings: James (Anna Martin) Auker of Hillsboro, Ohio; Frank (Ruth Brubacker) Auker of Vandalia, Ill.; Russel (Ruth Martin) Auker of Lyndonville, N.Y.; Paul Auker Jr. of Bowmansville; John D. (Edna Stauffer) Auker of Ephrata; Chester (Ruth Ann) Auker of Stevens; Anna Mae (Levi) Stauffer of Delano, Tenn.; Roy (Fern Stauffer) Auker of Port Trevorton; Elizabeth (Ray) Weaver of Peebles, Ohio; Emeline (Fred) Martin of Bainbridge, Ohio; Luke (Charlene Martin) Auker of Mt. Pleasant Mills; Weaver (Barbara Gehman) Auker of Ephrata; Noah (Christine Sensenig) Auker of Bainbridge; Esther (Elvin) Martin of Bainbridge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Mary Ann Auker.

Services were held March 23 at New Joy Brethren in Christ Church, Ephrata, with Pastor David Miller officiating. Interment took place in the Stauffer Mennonite Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

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

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