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Mrs. Jacqueline I. "Jackie" Auer

Mrs. Jacqueline I. "Jackie" Auer
  • March 8, 1940 - January 2, 2021
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“So sorry for your loss of jackie i worked with jackie for 20 years at meijer she was such a sweet lady she will be missed greatly. Prayers for the...Read More »
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“I worked with Jackie at Meijer for many years. Her and I became friends when I worked in the women's department with her. She loved her daughters and...Read More »
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Jacqueline I. "Jackie" Auer, age 80, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Jackie was born in Battle Creek on March 8, 1940 to Gerald "Ty" and Sylvia (Myers) Jones.

Growing up, Jackie enjoyed spending time with siblings and cousins especially at the Myers' Farm in East Leroy. In 1958 she graduated from the original Marshall High School (which was at the corner of North Marshall and Mansion Streets.), and then completed her education with a BS in elementary education at WMU.

Jackie met the "Love of Her Life", John E. Auer, while they were employed at Dermatallic in Kalamazoo. Their co-workers encouraged their relationship by shutting them in the company safe when they were filing documents. The couple married at the Battle Creek Friends Church on December 21, 1963; he sadly preceded her in death by only six days on December 27, 2020. John and Jackie started their lives living in Kalamazoo and later purchased a home with 10 acres on 15 mile road in Convis Twp. They moved to the City of Marshall in 1977 where they continued to raise their two daughters, Cindy and Kristi.

Jackie was a part of the original Meijer Thrifty Acres team that opened the first store in Battle Creek on Columbia Avenue. She retired from Meijer in 1996, and they moved to Pine Knoll Apartments shortly thereafter to be closer to family. She loved garage sales, eating out and chatting with her granddaughter, Amber L. Arizmendi, and enjoyed singing, dancing and reading throughout her life.

Jackie is survived by her daughters Cindy (Art) Arizmendi of Ceresco and Kristi (Allen) Slater of Adrian.; two sisters, Phyllis (Terry) Parker, Jeanette Brunson; brother Jerry (Sue) Jones; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

At Jackie's request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of John & Jackie's lives will be held later this year at Austin Cemetery in Convis Township. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or the Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com