Velma Auen, age 94, of Albert City, Iowa died on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Pocahontas Community Hospital in Pocahontas, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Albert City. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.
Velma was born April 21, 1925 in Carnavon, lowa to Henry and Margaret Voss Frank. She attended Rural School Viola #1 and graduated May 27, 1938. Unable to attend high school due to her mothers' health, she later worked as a waitress at the Frozen Frontier in Lake View for several years until she got married. On November 15, 1953, she married Arthur R. Auen at Peace Lutheran Church, Wall Lake. Velma and Art moved to a farm in Pocahontas, lowa, in 1954. They farmed for 13 years before moving to Albert City. Velma had a large garden and canned during the summer. She was a homemaker until their 5 children went to school. She obtained her GED from lowa Central, in Fort Dodge in 1977. She started working at North West Aging of Spencer, lowa. She worked at Newell Good Samaritan in 1981 as a cook before retiring in 1995. Velma did a lot of work for the Senior Center and belonged to card clubs as she loved playing cards. Velma attended St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Velma is survived by her 4 children; Craig Auen of Albert.City, IA, Marlene Kuhn of Connersville, IN, Elaine Fisher and her husband, Robert of Fort Dodge, IA, and Marilyn Ball and Cesar Chapa of Lewisvillle, TX. Her grandchildren Michael Kuhn and his wife Kari, Matthew Kuhn, Cory Fisher, and Elizabeth Heuer. Her great grand-children Robert Kuhn and Dylan Kuhn; sisters-in-law, Irene Goodlaxson, Betty Graber, and Norma Frank.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Margaret Frank, Husband Arthur Robert Auen, in laws Ella and Art Auen, her daughter, Beverly Heuer, her Grandson, Steven Fisher, sister, lla Oxendale, brother, Ernest (Chuck) Frank, brother in laws, John Oxendale, Marvin Auen, Dean Goodlaxson and Richard Graber.
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