Joseph Curtius "Joe" Auer, 84, of Blackburn, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2008, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be held in Blackburn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Elmwood United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent online at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Feb. 17, 1924, in Slater, he was the son of the late Joseph Henry Auer and Nellie Edie Curtius Auer. On March 1, 1952, he married Oma Ailene Awbrey, who survives of the home. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater, attended Elmwood United Methodist Church in Elmwood, was a member of Blackburn Masonic Lodge and Marshall American Legion Post 191, and was past president of the Blackburn Fishing Club for many years. He was a farmer and had served in the U.S. Army. He helped establish Rural Water District No. 2. He was in the first class of the State of Missouri driver examiners. He lived in rural Blackburn most of his life.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Gale Williams of Marshall; one son, Joseph A. Auer of Loveland, Colo.; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, one sister, Colville Marie Miller, preceded him in death.