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Michael Alfred Aunkst – Metz Mortuary

    Michael Alfred Aunkst 
    Michael A. Aunkst, age 45, Benedict Volunteer Firefighter, died Sunday, February 27, 2005 at York. He was born September 6, 1959 at Wabash, IN to John Thomas and Helen (McPherson) Aunkst. Michael attended Bradshaw High School and a year at Peru State College. He was married to Teresa Schall at Benedict on February 15, 1997. Michael was a former longtime employee of Champion Horne Builders of York and was currently working at Even Temp at Waco and Valentino’s Pizza at York. He was a longtime member of the Benedict Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed working at athletic events at Benedict School.

    Michael is survived by his wife Teresa, his daughter Liza and his stepson Dustin Welch all at home in Benedict; his mother Helen Aunkst of Aztec, NM; 10 brothers and sisters, John (Paula) Aunkst of Aztec, NM, Mary Ann (Ken) Downs of Nevada, IA, Jim (Donna) Aunkst of Albuquerque, NM, Patty (Richard) Hartnett of Elwood, IN, Arlene Carpenter of Dallas, TX, Dave (Rhonda) Aunkst of San Antonio, TX, Carl (Rhea Simms) Aunkst of York, Patrick Aunkst of Dallas, TX, Robert (Laurie) Aunkst of Fairmont and Shawn (Linda) Aunkst of Gibbon, NE; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeff (Julie) Schall of Benedict, Jody Schall of Gresham, Audrey (Bill) Schneider of Grand Island, Joyce (Dale) Rhodes of Gresham and Jay (Sheri) Schall of York; father and mother-in-law Larry & Phyllis Schall of York and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his father, niece Lindsey and Uncle Al.

    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Benedict School Gym with LeRoy Hoyer PMA officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Benedict. Memorials may be directed to the family or to the memorial fund that has been established at all York County banks. 

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