Leona Irene Auler, 94, of Alexandria, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at her residence after an extended illness while surrounded by her loving family.
Leona was born is Alexandria on Oct. 1, 1922, and was the daughter of George and Ethel (Silvey) Benge. On Dec. 14, 1942 she married George H. W. Auler, who preceded her in death on June 1, 2001.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Blessed Savior, the Ladies Aide Society, Senior Guild and volunteered at the Alexandria ERF.
Leona was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Charles (Marsha) Auler, of Tipton, Jerry (Diane) Auler and Joyce (Randy) Johnson, both of Alexandria; a sister, Shirley Brotherton, of Anderson. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Kristen (Mike) McCorkhill, Michelle Woods, Jason Auler, Brad Auler, Brent (Anita) Auler, Jeremy (Shelly) Johnson and Marty Johnson; and great-grandchildren, McKenzie McCorkhill, Breanna McCorkhill, Taylor Auler, Layton Johnson, Colton Johnson, Mason Woods, Jarren Auler and Peyton Auler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Auler; brother, Harry Benge; and sisters, Betty Mottweiler and Murlie Remington.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Lutheran Church of Our Blessed Savior, Alexandria, with the Rev. Kal Rissman officiating. Interment will follow in Park View Cemetery. Friends may call at Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Lutheran Church of Our Blessed Savior, 309 W Washington St., Alexandria, IN 46001 or in care of the funeral home.
For additional obituary information and online condolences, visit www.whetselfuneralservice.com.
Published on  February 25, 2017