William (Bill) Auman was born October 24, 1945, and worked, lived and loved with all his might until passing away on November 16, 2019. He was a fighter his whole life, overcoming countless obstacles and always believing that he could prevail. “If man made it, I can fix it” was his moniker. Bill adored his wife Vicky, his children and grandchildren.
He was born in St. Francis, Kansas to Lucile (Hirscheler) Auman. Bill graduated Wichita Heights in 1963. He married his high school sweetheart and gorgeous wife, Vicky (Sweasy) Auman, on May 8, 1965, in Wichita, KS. They moved to Hays, Kansas, in 1975, and started a successful business. They sold the business upon retirement and moved to Newton, Kansas, to be closer to friends and siblings.
In late spring 2019, Bill and Vicky moved to Manhattan to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Bill loved visits with grandchildren at Meadowlark Hills’ Wroten House where he lived for the last six months of his life.
He leaves behind wife, Vicky; children, son Troy (and Erin) Auman, and daughter D.C. (and Jeremiah) Hackerott; and grandchildren Riley and Caleb Auman, and Uriah and Jaina Hackerott. He joins his mother Lucile Auman, his sister Luella Petrillo, and his brother-in-law Larry Sweasy.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5 to 6:30 pm at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan, KS. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, Nov 21 at 10 am at the funeral home with burial to follow at Valley View Memorial Park on Highway 24, east of Manhattan.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Meadowlark Good Samaritan Fund in Bill’s name. The fund is used to assist those in need of long term care who cannot afford to pay for it. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com