LeRoy R. Auxier, 88, of Hamburg, IA (formerly of Dawson), passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at Hamburg. He was born on March 26, 1926 at Dawson to the late Edward and Wilhelmina (Wilkinson) Auxier.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 7, 1950 at Omaha, and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1952.
LeRoy was raised on a farm at rural Dawson and began his farming career upon graduation from Dawson High School in 1944. On May 25, 1951, he married Helen Wittwer. She passed away on July 14, 2012. Following his military discharge, LeRoy returned to the farm until retiring to Auburn in 1988. He was a member of the Dawson United Methodist Church until it closed.
He was a talented wood worker and enjoyed his amateur radio activities. LeRoy gave his time for the Dawson School Board and many 4-H activities.
He is survived by daughters, Jan (Mike) Sullivan, of Hamburg, Elaine (Noel) Cook, of Wall Lake, IA, and Barb (Steve) Sollner, of Manhattan, KS; sister, Betty (George) Grossenbacher, of Sabetha, KS; grandchildren, Lukas (Brenda) Fritz, of Verdon; Liv (Michael) Wheeler, of Hamburg, Justin (Val) Cook, of Portland, OR, Jessica (Pat) Berry, of Omaha, McKinze Cook and husband Sean Fredericks, of Portland, Ben (Andria) Anderson, of Manhattan; great-grandchildren, Willa Fritz, Helaena Wheeler, Alex Berry and Dawson Wheeler; step-grandchildren, Aaron (Shelly) Sullivan, of Webster City, IA, Christina (Brian) Brenneman, of Omaha, Luke Sollner, Cassie (Spencer) Schurr, Candice (Nick) Tabacci, Steve (Bobbie) Sollner; step-great-grandchildren, Jonah, Aidan, Kenna, Jordyn, Devin, Cecilia, Charlie, Cooper and Idella.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson, J. Jennings Anderson; son-in-law, Jeffery Anderson; and a brother, William.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Osborne officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Heim Cemetery. Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.