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Jerry L. Aukerman

June 17, 1941 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 78)


Lisbon-Jerry L. Aukerman, 78, of Lisbon, passed away at 12:45am, Friday, November 15, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital following a recent illness.


Mr. Aukerman was born June 17, 1941 in Mt. Eaton, Ohio, a son of the late Russell and Gladys (Hoffman) Aukerman, and had lived in the Lisbon area since 1976, coming from New Philadelphia.


A graduate of Waynedale High School, Jerry was the store manager of the former Hillyer’s Fine Foods grocery store and then Sparkle Market from 1976 until his retirement in 2005.


He was a member of FOTB church and often organized and directed all hospitality and dining events held at the church.


Jerry was also an avid gardener and could often be found working and tending to his garden.  He also loved cooking and hosting family gatherings at the holidays, canning, and will be fondly remembered for his love of cats. 


Mr. Aukerman was also a former member of the Lisbon Lions Club and the Lisbon Eagles.


Jerry is survived and will be dearly remembered by his wife, Theresa (Ridgeway) Aukerman, whom he married April 28, 1990; children, Jeff (Cathy) Aukerman of Hudson, Joel (Cindy) Aukerman of Salem, Jason (Jenny) Aukerman of Leetonia, Janette (Joe) McKibben of Salem, Michael (Sarah) Johnson of Kensington, and Jessica (Scott) Kriz of Ravenna,   He also leaves his brothers, Bob Aukerman of South Carolina and Russell (Gayle) Aukerman of Massillon; grandchildren, Zach, Brandon, Elizabeth, Matthew, Emily, Heather, Julia, and Makayla; and great grandson, Emmett.


In addition to his parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by his brother, Harold Aukerman. 


A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Fellowship of the Beloved Church, 13696 Bethesda Rd., Hanoverton, Ohio 44423 with Pastor Rick Lautzenheiser and Kevin Pontius officiating.


The family will receive guests from 11am until the time of the services at the church.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 West South Range Rd., Canfield, Ohio 44406.


Friends may also view Jerry’s memorial tribute page and send condolences to the family at

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November 19, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fellowship of the Beloved Church
13696 Bethesda Rd.
Hanoverton, OH 44423

Celebration of Life
November 19, 2019

1:00 PM
Fellowship of the Beloved Church
13696 Bethesda Rd.
Hanoverton, OH 44423


Angels for Animals
4750 West South Range Rd., Canfield OH 44406
Tel: 1-330-549-5634

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