Daniel C. Auxter, 68, of Creston, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Dan, who was known as Sarge to many, was born on Oct. 18, 1952 in Wadsworth to the late Eldon and Sylvia (Feesler) Auxter and was a 1971 graduate of Cloverleaf High School where he was the senior class president and has been the reunion organizer for the class. He later graduated from Akron University. On May 26, 1978 he married the former Kathryn “Kathy” Gasser and she survives. As a kid, Dan had a paper route in Seville, and as an adult, Dan was in the newspaper business for 38 years. He had also worked at Pack Ship Logistics in Orrville and was currently working at Rapid Start in Rittman. He always had an incredible work ethic which many admired. Dan was a true American Patriot having supported Veteran’s Organizations and helping with the laying of the wreaths at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. He was involved in Junior Achievement at Norwayne Middle School for 19 years having helped with fundraisers with the kids for the annual 8th grade Washington DC trips which he had helped chaperone for 19 years. Dan also taught a newspaper class at Norwayne High School for several years. Being a man of God, Dan attended Canaan Free Will Baptist Church where he had organized the food distributions at the church for a number of years. Dan was a member of the Westfield Country Club and was a Seville Historian having always had an interest in local history and all history. Dan will be forever loved and remembered by his family and many friends.
Surviving are his wife, Kathy, his two daughters, Abbey (Pat Turbert) Auxter and Emily (Jeff) Askew; grandson, Chase Askew and a grandson on the way; a brother, David Auxter and his 4 children and his beloved cat, Tippy.
In respecting Dan’s wishes, a private family service will be held at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Jim McComas officiating. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the American Red Cross. Dan requested that instead of friends and family attending calling hours that they would volunteer in the community for two hours in his memory.
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