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Wilbur ‘Buddy’ L. Auker Jr.

Apr 3, 2012

Wilbur Larue (Buddy) Auker Jr., 33, a resident of Watsontown, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012, at his residence. Born in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1978, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Auker Sr. and Ruth A. (Miller) Wertz.

Buddy was a 1997 graduate of Warrior Run High School. He was employed as a salesman by W.A. Dehart, Inc. at New Columbia, Pa.

Buddy attended the Delaware Run Wesleyan Church at Watsontown. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and golfing.

In addition to his mother and father, Ruth and Sam Wertz of Allenwood, he is survived by his girlfriend of six years and her daughter, Lori Buss and Kylee, Watsontown; one sister and brother-in-law, Shelly and Michael Moore, Allenwood; one brother, James Wertz, Oakland, Calif. and his paternal grandmother, Lois Auker, Watsontown. In addition to his father, Buddy was preceded in death by two sisters, Kelly Sue Auker and Traci Lynn Wertz.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy at 11 a.m., on Thursday, April 5, 2012, with Reverend Michael C. Reece, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.