AUKER, LEONA V. age 97 passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011. Funeral Services
will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw
St., Grand Blanc, MI. Pastor Larry Burk officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday
from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Leona was born
December 9, 1913, the daughter of William A. Barber and Flora C. Hodges of
Grand Blanc who preceded her in death. Leona graduated Grand Blanc High
School in 1931 and Eastern Michigan University in 1933. She was a member of
South Baptist Church. She married Grant Auker in 1933.The couple had one son,
Eldon L. Auker. Grant and Leona started the first automobile auction in Michigan
around 1948. Grant and Eldon began building and land developing in 1952. They
went on to develop several subdivisions and plazas in the Grand Blanc area.
Leona continued to work until her death. She still had rental properties that she
managed. She is survived by three granddaughters and their husbands.
Kimberlee and Sean McVey, Andria and Chris Tykocki, Adrienne and Brent Keller,
and nine great- grandchildren, Evan, Dillyn, Allison, Emma, Grace, Noah, Jonah,
and Julia. She was preceded in death by her husband Grant, her son Eldon, her
daughter in law Jane McCollough, and her grandson Creg. In Lieu of flowers
contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County or the
Grand Blanc Community Foundation.
Condolences may be left on-line at www.hillfh.com