Russell J. Auman

5:40 pm December 20th, 2012

Russell (Rusty) Auman, 63, formerly of St. Mary’s, passed away Friday, 11-9-12 at his home in Puyallup, Wash. after a long battle with MS. He was born in St. Mary’s Aug. 1,1949, son of the late Marinus and Doris (Fritz) Auman. He was married to Lori (Barnhouse) Auman, who died 12-30-02. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his daughter, Brenna Paul, and a son, Jacob Auman and five grandchildren – Nathaniel, Tyler, Isaiah, Ashley and Paul of Puyallup. Also surviving are five brothers and five sisters – Karen (Mrs. Vincent Sporner), Denny and his wife Pansy Auman of Graham, Wash., Ronald and his wife Victoria, Roger and his wife Deb, Darlene and her husband Joseph B. Bobenrieth Jr., Joyce Ehrensberger, Sandra and her husband David Schutz, Gerald and his wife Amy, Victoria of Siler City, N.C., Scott and his wife Brenda of Willow Springs, N.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and goddaughter Diane Dodson. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters – Diane, Mary, Kathy (Mrs. Roger Ginther), by one brother, Joseph, and by a brother-in-law, Daniel Ehrensberger. A BBQ/potluck will be held in his honor spring/summer of 2013. Contact Brenna Paul at for more info.

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