Leona Vivian Auker

December 9, 1913July 24, 2011

AUKER, LEONA V. age 97 passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI. Pastor Larry Burk officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Leona was born December 9, 1913, the daughter of William A. Barber and Flora C. Hodges of Grand Blanc who preceded her in death. Leona graduated Grand Blanc High School in 1931 and Eastern Michigan University in 1933. She was a member of South Baptist Church. She married Grant Auker in 1933.The couple had one son, Eldon L. Auker. Grant and Leona started the first automobile auction in Michigan around 1948. Grant and Eldon began building and land developing in 1952. They went on to develop several subdivisions and plazas in the Grand Blanc area. Leona continued to work until her death. She still had rental properties that she managed. She is survived by three granddaughters and their husbands. Kimberlee and Sean McVey, Andria and Chris Tykocki, Adrienne and Brent Keller, and nine great- grandchildren, Evan, Dillyn, Allison, Emma, Grace, Noah, Jonah, and Julia. She was preceded in death by her husband Grant, her son Eldon, her daughter in law Jane McCollough, and her grandson Creg. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County or the Grand Blanc Community Foundation. Condolences may be left on-line at


  • Funeral Services Friday, July 29, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 27, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, July 28, 2011
  • Interment Friday, July 29, 2011

Leona Vivian Auker

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Mick Wagenman

August 3, 2011

Dear Auker kids:

We were saddened to hear of Leona's passing. 97 years, wow! We
remember Grant and Leona in Riverside Church. Cookie and I had a lot of
good times with your parents, Eldon and Jane, and watched you girls
growing up. Cookie wants to know if any of you have touched a piano
since your lessons.

We have been in Fresno, CA for over 24 years. I am retired and Cookie
is selling new homes for Lennar Corporation home builders.

We send our condolences and pray for God's comfort for you all.

Mick & Cookie Wagenman

Edgar Parsons

July 30, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Melissa Bernard

July 29, 2011

I'm sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Ellen Parrott

July 28, 2011

Bill and I are so sorry for your loss.

Mary Ellen Parrott

Tom Unangst

July 28, 2011

All of us from the Sage Lake Association would like to express our sympathy at the loss of your Grandmother. All of us appreciate her for playing a part in raising such wonderful grandchildren.
Times like these are often to difficult for words, so we will keep all of you and her in our prayers..

The Sage Lake Association

David & Miranda Moody

July 28, 2011

May God be with you during your time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

July 28, 2011

Dear Andria, Chris and Family: Please accept my sympathies for the loss of your Grandmother. I enjoyed seeing her when she would come into the hospital-she was a larger than life personality, so witty and always had a spark. I hope your memories of her life will give you comfort at this time.

Sincerely, Dr. Jodi Davis, Grand Blanc Veterinary Hospital

Monica Drake-Carter (Comcast)

July 27, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Joe and Dolores Cooke

July 27, 2011

Sharing your sorrow in the loss of Leona ,so dear. God Bless you at this difficult time may God grant you the strength you need. Please know that you are not alone.We have not lost her only from this earth But gained an ANGLE in Heaven. Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.
Our many happy conversations always included her love for her family and the Lord and ofcourse her never ending joy in her work with her family and her Lord.

Bev Tippett

July 27, 2011

Dear Andria and family, I am so sorry for your lose. I know your grandmother was well loved by you. May your happy memories help you through the difficult times.