Michael Don Auker

August 6, 1965 - October 9, 2004

Michael Don Auker, age 39 of Mansfield, Texas passed away October 9, 2004. He was born August 6, 1965 in Medina, Ohio to Roger D. and Ann H. Auker. He married Nicole Petty October 13, 2000 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Nickie Auker of Palestine, Texas; children, Alexis, Vanessa, and Symphonie Auker of Palestine; parents, Roger and Ann Auker of Melbourne Beach, Florida; brothers David and wife, Louise Auker of Bradenton, Florida, Douglas and wife, Chris Auker of Little Elm, Texas; several nieces; and business partner, Kevin Gowins of Mansfield, Texas. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2004 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Frisco, Texas. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at Button Memorial United Methodist Church in Little Elm, Texas with Pastor John Gowling officiating. Interment will follow at Little Elm Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mike Auker Foundation, First State Bank of Celina, Little Elm Branch, 229 Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, Texas 75056.

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Dear Auker family, my deepest sympathies are with your family. I will always remember the wonderful times we had growing up. Mike will forever hold a special place in my mind and heart as the happy, fun loving Mike with the great big smile. We will all forever remember him and he will be deeply missed. Jeff Hammen, October 31, 2004 Dear Auker family, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I've known Mike since grade school at Clearmount. I'll never forget his smile and kind words. Mike never said anything bad about anyone and was well liked by everyone. He will be sorely missed by our whole graduating class. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family, and may god be watching over you. Ann Hammond-Smith, October 30, 2004 MR,MRS AUKER AND FAMILY PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, MIKE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED AND NEVER NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, HE TRULY TOUCHED A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS. WE LOVE HIM AND ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH. David Julie David Joey Jacob Johnny and Catie Hohman, October 22, 2004 Dear Ann & Rog and family, I was deeply saddened by the news of Mike's passing. I will always look back on the carefree times spent at your home with Mike and the gang with a smile. He was truly a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stacy Green Stacy Green, October 20, 2004 We have good memories of our sons high school wrestling days. We're so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. Terry, Sharyn Green, October 20, 2004 To the Auker Family, I am very sorry for your loss as Mike was a good friend to me in school, I will never forget his smile. May god bless you. Cyndy Dittmore (Arsena), October 19, 2004 Mr. & Mrs. Auker and Family, Our deepest sympathy in your loss. From Baseball to Bowling and everything else I did with Mike, he was always smiling and having a great time. Our prayers are with you all and may God give you strength and peace at your time of loss. Anthony P Barbaro & Family, October 17, 2004 Dear Ann and Roger, We were so sorry to hear about Mike's untimely death. As our next door neighbors, we will always remember Mike as one of the friendly neighborhood boys. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that all the happy memories that you have of Mike help you in the days ahead. Take care------Anita and Jim Jensen Jim and Anita Jensen, October 15, 2004 Mike was a very big part of my life growing up. We shared a lot of good times. My heart goes out to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Lee Ann (Barkley) Moore DMOORE146@neo.rr.com Lee Ann (Barkley) Moore, October 15, 2004 My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mike was always quick with a smile and a laugh - something I'll remember him by. May he rest in peace. Jack Patterson Jr., October 14, 2004 Our whole family has such great memories of Mike. We can remember good times from middle school to high school and up until now. We all kept in touch with Mike even if it were once a year or every couple years, it was always great to talk with him. He always made you feel special. He was one of a kind, and we are all going to miss him so much. Our hearts go out to you all and his wife and children. May God bless you and know we are thinking of you all. Dee, Jodi, Julie, Kelli, Kevin, Kim and Barb Knapp, October 14, 2004 A grinning little boy. Wilma J Nicholson, October 13, 2004 Sorry to hear the news. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Call us if we can help. Ed and Dixie Glass, October 13, 2004 I had the privilege of being Mike's teacher in the 7th Grade. I remember him as a fine young man and a super wrestler. My deepest sympathy to his family. Bob Berrodin, October 13, 2004 To the Auker Family, I was heart broken when I found out about Mike. All of you are in my prayers and will continue to be. My memories of Mike and the time we spent as a part of Hoover wrestling will be cherished forever. I have often thought about your family and i'm so thankful that God had us cross paths. My deepest sympothies go to Chris and her children. I wish I do more than just say sorry . But it seems to be the only thing I can now. May God watch over you and your family in this sad time. just a friend of the family. Tom Fausnight Thomas R Fausnight, October 13, 2004 I will always remember Mike for the way he made me laugh and how he always seemed to find time to listen and help others. Mike was a wonderful person and I miss him. I pray that God will pull us all through this very difficult time. Katrina Marie Peterson, October 13, 2004 Dear Mr.& Mrs. Auker, Nickie, Doug, Dave and family members: My deepest condolences in this sorrowful time. Mike touched my heart and will be greatly missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mike was one of a kind, a treasure full of surprises, and I am grateful that I got to talk to him in the previous weeks. He always made me smile and happy memories will live on in my heart forever. God Bless. DeAnna Marie Weber, October 13, 2004 The thoughts and prayers of our family are with all of you at this time of great loss. All fo the memories that I have were conveyed through Dave and all were of Mike's love for his family. Scott M Tovissi, October 13, 2004 I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember good times with Mike. Randy J. Berg, October 13, 2004 My sincere condolences to the Auker family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Nathan W. Herring, October 13, 2004 When Mike as very little he came to our house to play. I can still clearly picture him sitting under a corner table with his big blue eyes shining at me. He was such a cute little boy and, of course, a handsome young man. We send to you his family our deepest, heartfelt sympathy. Roger and Sarah Jane Ingraham, October 12, 2004 Ann & Rog........... I am soooooo, sooooooo sorry about what has happened to your Mike. You know I just fell in love with him when you were all here for "grandma Auker's" funeral. What can a friend say at a time like this??? I just cannot imagine the pain you feel.....PLEASE know there are so many of us feeling your loss and wishing there was something we could do. I will call you in a couple of days my friends, love you, nancy nancy j brintnall, October 12, 2004 Mike will be missed greatly from our family he was always generous with helping at family gatherings and even cooking. He had a great personality and would always be smiling. I pray your family will heal. God Bless. Donna Lee Brooks, October 11, 2004