Donald H. Auker

Aug. 26, 1938 – Jan. 16, 2020


Donald H. Auker, 81, State College, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday at Centre Crest in Bellefonte.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry L. and Iola White Auker. Donald first married Peggy Ann (Drake) Auker on Oct. 24, 1960, and she preceded him in death on May 8, 1974. On Sept. 13, 1975, he married Janet (Houtz) Robison Auker, who survives at home.

In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by four children: Donna Skelley, Kathie Kelly and her husband, Scott, and Brenda Winder and her husband, Tim, all of Altoona, and Kim Harpster and her husband, Frank, of Bellefonte; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Auker and his wife, Annlee, of Altoona; and a foster sister, Florence Wray in Florida.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert and Fred Auker.

Donald was a licensed practical nurse, retiring from Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in 2000. He also worked for Altoona Hospital and Valley View Nursing Home as well as Centre Crest Nursing Home.

Donald was a member of Nittany Baptist Church in Boalsburg and was a former member of Faith Baptist Church in Altoona.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, Pastor Jody Reese officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Nittany Baptist Church, 219 Pine Tree Ave., Boalsburg, PA 16827.

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