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Harold Clark Auers

January 1, 1936 — April 22, 2017

Harold Clark Auers passed away with his wife and kids by his side after a long battle with Parkinson's disease on April 22, 2017, at Burnett Continuing Care Center Grantsburg, WI, attended by St. Croix Hospice. Harold was born January 1, 1936 on the family farm in Pokegama township to Otto and Lena (Rhode) Auers. He was the forth child of four children, with two half brothers. He attended Jarvis Bay School till the 8th grade, later receiving his GED. He worked on the family farm and many odd jobs until he entered the Army in February of 1955. Harold met his wife Betty when a friend of hers asked him to drive them to a dance in town. They fell in love and were married September 10,1955. His love for Betty and dancing lasted for life. They had many adventures together while Harold was stationed in Germany. They were blessed with four children Steve, Rhonda, Mark, and David. They lived in Minneapolis while Harold worked at Schweigerts Sausage Company. The family moved to Brook Park in 1960 where he bought a small farm. Harold then moved his family to Pine City in 1970, and started working at 3M. He worked there for 25 years, retiring in 1995. Harold had many loves in his life, his faith, wife, kids, grand kids and great-grand kids came first.  He never passed up a chance to get on the floor to join the little ones in their games. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, deer hunting, playing cards, and carving diamond willow canes. He always had a friendly competition for the first, biggest and the most fish caught. And if you ever were skunked by Harold, he'd never let you forget. Harold and Betty had a cabin on Lake Mille Lacs for 15 years spending much time there. Harold enjoyed many travels with family including much of the U.S. and the National Parks, a cruise to Alaska, and visits to Mexico. In later years they wintered in Texas meeting many good friends. Harold is survived by his wife Betty (Tollin) Auers of Rock Creek; son Steven (Sharon) Auers of League City, TX; daughter Rhonda (Greg) Berghammer of Rapid City, SD; son Mark (Lori) Auers of Pine City; son David Auers and his fiancé Kelly Bochniak of Pine City; grandchildren: Mary (Rick) Johnson, Mark Auers, Tyler (Kari) Bestick, Jason (Erica) Berghammer, Carissa (Jack) Holmes, Derek (Amy) Bestick, Jennifer Barnes, and Cameron Bestick; and 13 great-grandchildren. Harold is preceded in death by his parents Otto and Lena Auers; step-mother Ester Auers; brothers: Roland and Stuart Auers; sister Dolores Davis; half-brothers: Ervin and Roy Auers; nephews: Stuart Jr. and Loren Auers; and niece Rolanda Auers. Rev. Glen Kleppe will officiate at funeral services for Harold: 11:30 AM; Wednesday (4/26) at the Zion Lutheran Church of Pine City.  A time of visitation is planned for Tuesday evening from 5-8 PM at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City and one hour prior to the service at church.  The interment will take place at Birchwood Cemetery in Pine City with military honors provided by the Heath-Perkins American Legion Post #51, Novak-Milliren VFW Post #4258 and the Minnesota National Guard.Funeral arrangements for Mr. Harold Auers are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City~Swanson Chapel.www.FuneralAndCremationService.com
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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