Richard J. Van Auken

richard van auken

April 3, 1915 ~ February 18, 2000

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Richard J. Van Auken, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 18, 2000. He was born on April 3, 1915, in La Porte, Indiana to John and Elizabeth (nee Shrader) Van Auken who preceded him in death. He was married on November 16, 1935, to Mildred Malott, who survives him. He is also survived by a son, John (Ruth) Van Auken of Pueblo West; grandsons, Jeffrey (Teresa) Van Auken of Pueblo and David (Judy) Van Auken of Evergreen, Colorado; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Willard. Mr. Van Auken was active for many years in church work and loved to share his love of the Lord with others. He retired in 1977 from Schroll, Inc. in Michigan City, Indiana. He lived in La Porte, Indiana all of his life until coming to Pueblo West in 1996 to live with his son and daughter-in-law. A memorial service will be held 3 P.M. Saturday, February 26th, at the Ecumenical Church, 434 S. Conquistador, Pueblo West, with Reverend Ray Lincoln officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Springville Free Methodist Church, La Porte, Indiana in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P O Box 777, Pueblo, CO 81002.

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  1. His wonderful sense of humor,
    his smile that lit up a room, a joy to be around, and always uplifted our souls. Looking forward to seeing him in heaven.

  2. Rest in peace Richard. Thanks to you and Mildred for your past patronage.

  3. we were very sorry to hear about Dick. He was a very special person and we will think of him often as we use the new addition as we have in the past when we hear the chimes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Bryce Hinton FamilyW

  4. We are sorry to hear about Dick. I hope you are all doing alright. The neighborhood is different without the Van Aukens.
    You have our sincere sympathy.
    Jerry and Barb Bailey and families.

  5. Dear John,
    I am very sorry to hear about your father, your mom and dad
    were my neighbors for years.
    You and your mother and your family have our deepest sympathies.

    Pat Janz and the Wisniewski family

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