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Thursday, October 26, 2023
11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Gary Eugene Auck, 72, of Bucyrus, passed peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
He was born on June 18, 1951 in Bucyrus to Charles F. Auck who preceded him in death earlier this year and Marjorie L. (Bardon) Auck who survives. Gary learned how to keep busy at a young age. During his early teenage years, he and their family enjoyed racing go-carts and throughout his high school years, he was the drummer for the Disraeli Gears. He graduated from Bucyrus in 1969 and earned his associate degree in electrical engineering from North Central State College. Gary worked AMF, Crawford Lanes, Galion Iron Works/Komatsu Dresser, Baja, and Industrial Hose. On June 12, 1981, he married Marilyn Kay Rainey who he met at Crawford Lanes. She survives and will deeply miss their many years of companionship.
Gary enjoyed fishing at area reservoirs and at Lake Erie. In earlier years, he was up for a round of golf, but his greatest passion was bowling. Over his 45 years of masterfully rolling the ball down the lanes, he was active in many leagues at both Crawford and Suburban Lanes. Gary rolled a perfect 300 game and was also a two-time champion, and two-time runner up in the Bill Rahm Invitational.
Gary and Marilyn enjoyed attending the Bucyrus First Alliance Church where, for a couple of years, he was a drummer for the Worship Team. After his health no longer allowed, Gary enjoyed watching his grandson, Reece take over on the drums.
Gary was often found tinkering with something and preferred his yard and landscaping to look neat. He enjoyed his pet cats throughout his life and he and Marilyn spent many hours gazing out their window at the hummingbirds and other creatures that paid a visit to their home. He was an avid Browns and Buckeyes fan and also enjoyed watching crime shows and other sporting events on TV. Nothing made his time in front of the TV better than when it included a bag of Ballreich Corn Puffs.
Gary will be remembered as a jokester with a great sense of humor and will be missed by his mom, Marjorie; his wife of 42 years, Marilyn; children, Michelle (Chad) Zeigler and Missy (Kip) Combs; stepchildren, who he loved as his own, Amy Williams, Todd (Nicole) Moore and Kristi Sullivan; grandchildren, Chuck (Melissa) Williams, Kayleigh (Paul) Circle, Mackenzie Williams, Wesley (Laney) Williams, Zacchary Moore, Alexx (Olivia) Moore, Tyler Sullivan, Toni (Dalon King) Zeigler, Reece (Madeline) Zeigler and Kavan Combs; five great grandchildren; sisters, Deborah (Alva) Wadkins and Linda (Glenn) Grubb as well as nephews, Jeremiah Wadkins and Adam Wadkins. He was preceded in death by his father, a loss that Gary took very tough.
His family will receive friends from 11 – 12:55 pm Thursday, October 26 at Wise Funeral Service, where his funeral will begin that day at 1:00 pm with Pastor Bill Strader officiating. Burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
If desired, donations can be made payable to the Humane Society Serving Crawford County. These gifts will be accepted through the funeral home and expressions of sympathy are encouraged to be shared on his guestbook.