Auren F. Deming, 92
June 9, 1924 — Oct. 16, 2016

Auren F. Deming, of Hartford, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Waterford of Hartford Assisted Living Facility surrounded by family. He was born June 9, 1924, the only son of Harold and Martha (nee Daniels) Deming.

Auren met the love of his life, Jeanette Rosin, while playing in a band in Hustisford. They were married May 8, 1943, at the First United Methodist Church in Hartford. She preceded him in death Aug. 28, 2005.

During his lifetime he was a farmer, saxophone player, car salesman and, his favorite profession, an over the road truck driver.

He and Jeanette retired to Fort Myers, Florida, in 1986, where they enjoyed 20 wonderful years of retirement before her passing. In retirement, Auren enjoyed golf, playing cards and being the head custodian at the Fort Myers United Methodist Church.

Upon Jeanette’s death. he returned to his family in Wisconsin.

Auren was the loving father of Donald (Rita) Deming of Watertown, Joan (Adrian) Weisensel of Iron Ridge, Linda (Russ) Brandt of Slinger and Terry (Cindy) Deming of Hartford. He was the beloved Poppa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at First United Methodist Church (738 W. Monroe Ave., Hartford, Wisconsin). Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with a service at 11:30 a.m., followed by a lunch immediately after the service.

Private family inurnment will be held.

The Rev. David Schoob of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend will be officiating.

Memorials to First United Methodist Church of Hartford or the charity of one’s choice are deeply appreciated.

As Poppa would say, “Keep the sunny side up and the dirty side down!”

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family: 262-673-9500 or www.shimonfuneralhome.com.