Harry A. Auchter

Aug. 31, 1920 – May 24, 2014

Harry A. Auchter of Waukesha passed away peacefully at Avalon Square at the age of 93. He was born on August 31, 1920 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Albert and Ida (Kerone).

He married the love of his life, Nancy Boefer, on August 28, 1954. Harry received his B.S. from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College and received his master’s in physics from the State University of Iowa. Harry taught for a year at Nebraska State Teachers College. From 1947 to 1950, he worked as an instructor at Bangkok Christian College in Thailand. Harry also taught at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., for two years. In 1953, Harry became an instructor of physics at Carroll College, where he continued to teach for 33 years. Harry was an active member of the States Teachers Physics Group, the Benjamin Goss Bird Club, the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, the Milwaukee Astronomical Society as well as many other organizations. Harry was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Waukesha, for 59 years. He enjoyed bird watching, gardening and spending time with his family. Harry will be remembered for his ability to voluntarily lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Harry will be dearly missed by his children, Mark (Cassie) of Delafield and Ruth (James) Daniel of Catoosa, Okla.; grandchildren, Christopher and Jonathon Daniel; and sister, Evelyn Havener (the late Wally) of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy, and parents.

The visitation for Harry will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the 2:00 p.m. memorial service at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, on Saturday, May 31. Burial will take place at the Vernon Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harry’s name are preferred to the Friends of Retzer Nature Center, Inc., S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188-9501.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Avalon Square, Optage and Seasons Hospice for their excellent care of Harry.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.