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Michael Auer

March 21, 1953 January 18, 2015
Michael Auer
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Michael C. Auer passed away quietly Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Richard Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL after a hard fought battle with cancer. Mike was born March 21, 1953 in Peoria, IL to Charles and Mary Jane (Betty) Auer; they survive him. Mike is also survived by Lynn Jacobs, his long-time partner and best friend, as well as her daughter, Devin (Niko) Dugan, Champaign, Illinois, his two children Josh (Holly) Auer, East Peoria, IL and Erin (Jeff) D’Achino, Portland, Oregon, and two grandchildren, Bella and Rocco D’Achino. Mike is also survived by 1 sister, Becky Elsner, Wisconsin; and 3 brothers, Greg Auer, Chicago, IL; Steve (Sue) Auer, Peoria, IL and Mark (Nancy) Auer, Ohio. Mike was a 1971 graduate of Spaulding Institute, Peoria, IL and attended Western Illinois University. He worked side by side with his father and brothers in the grocery business, owning and operating John Bee Grocery for more than 20 years. In his later years he became a Certified HVAC Technician and was employed by several properties until his retirement in 2011. Mike was an avid sports enthusiast and lover of music; especially fond of local bluegrass bands and he and Lynn enjoyed many happy times pursuing those interests. A Buddhist memorial service will be held Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Childers Banquet and Event Center, Peoria, IL at 2:00 PM.
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