Donald Lee Auman, 80, of Marion, died Friday November 2, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital with his family by his side. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Jerry Doellinger. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Don was born August 23, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Lester and Mary (Hejkal) Auman. He graduated from Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids. Don was united in marriage to Pat Bowler on October 12, 1957 in Iowa City. Together they raised 6 children. They resided in Hiawatha for many years until moving to Center Point and then retiring in Marion. He worked at Rockwell Collins for 38 years retiring in 1995. Don and Pat enjoyed many vacations together after his retirement. His greatest joys were the cabin, fishing and spending time with family. He also enjoyed traveling, casinos and was an avid Hawkeye and Chicago Cub fan.
Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pat, his 6 children; Kathy (Bill) Hornett and Ron (Holly) Auman, both of Hiawatha, Iowa, Rick (Martha) Auman of Land O Lakes, Florida, Julie Auman, Laurie (Jeff) Davis both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Steve (Trena) Auman of Anamosa, Iowa, 15 grandchildren; Melissa (Alan), Justin (Amy), Andrea (John), Emily, Trent (Ashley), Tyler, Chassidy, Matt, Mallory (Jake), Danielle, Daisha, Damia, Stephanie, Jeffrey and Payton, 16 great-grandchildren, a brother, Bob Auman, sister, Betty Kauffman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Mary Auman, parents-in-law, George and Earleen Bowler, son-in-law, Gary Luke, brother-in-law, Tom Bowler, sister-in-law, June Auman and nephews, Gary and Mark Auman.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, St. Luke’s Hospice, Arc of Iowa or the charity of your choice.