Randall Blaine Auker, 72, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Rebekah Royer- Auker, entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 22, 2023.
A PANIKHIDA will be served MONDAY, January 30, 2023, at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, 265 N. Shelmore Blvd. Mount Pleasant at 6pm. The VISITATION will immediately follow from 7-8:30 pm. The FUNERAL will be 10 AM TUESDAY, January 31, 2023, at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Please join the family afterwards for the repast at the church. There will be a celebration of life in Rockford, IL at a later date not yet determined.
Randall was born in Rockford, Illinois, son of the late Blaine Edward Auker and Helen Wallace Auker. He was a graduate of Byron High School in Byron, Illinois where he grew up. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University where he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration and was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. He worked as a financial advisor with several different investment firms throughout the years, where he was awarded acclaimed travel trips to various places around the world, which he shared with his family. He had a deep love and relationship with the Lord and was Chrismated into the Holy Orthodox Church in April 2017 and loved to study various philosophies and theologies. He loved listening to The Beatles, James Taylor and the group Chicago. Randy will be remembered for his love of teaching, educating, reading, golfing, playing cards, and learning as much as possible about WWII history, and mostly for the way he loved God and his family.
He is survived by his wife Rebekah; his son Nathan Randall Auker (fiancé Lisa Tran), Atlanta, GA; daughter Kristen Lesley Auker-Bruscato (Tom Bruscato), Rockford, IL; son Jason Bradley Auker, Chicago, IL.; stepson Alexander Gaspar (Leah Gaspar), Madison, WI; and stepson Anthony Gaspar, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. There are three granddaughters, Kayla, Anastasia, and Natalia Bruscato whom he deeply loved and adored; a brother Bradley Auker (Ann Auker), Byron, IL; and a sister Lori Auker-Goldsmith (Steve Goldsmith), San Francisco, CA. He is preceded in death by Janelle Fadness-Auker, mother of his three children.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the angels of mercy who cared for Randy with Promedica Hospice: Cheri, Sandy, Linda, Michael, Patrick, and Kevin.
Memorials may be made to either the Iconography Fundraiser at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church or to the Dementia Society of America."