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Benny William Auck went home to be with the Lord Jan. 3, 2019. He was born Sept. 29, 1942, in Billings to Clara and Ruben Auck. Benny's role model was his uncle Benny Auck, a police officer who he was named after. Benny was the very best brother to Carol, Cherry and Jacob. Benny was a faithful caregiver for his parents and Jacob throughout their lives including their later years until their deaths.

In his youth Ben rode his motorcycle, hunted and camped. He met his wife Ruth on the phone when they were put on hold to request songs on a radio program. Together they enjoyed the outdoors and sharing their youth. Benny trained and showed his German Shepherd dog Rex to the title of COX in the AKC rings. Benny continued to teach obedience classes for the Yellowstone Kennel Club. Ben and Ruth later divorced and remained forever friends.

His dream was to show a Shepherd in the conformation ring. He adopted Woodsides Montana Jack from the number one GS Kennel in Canada. Benny did get to show Jack when he was 6 months old and he was awarded the best puppy. Benny had a hip fracture that never healed correctly, which ended his dream of showing Jack. Jack never left his side. He was Benny's boy, his best friend. Benny was a baker. He worked from the age 17 years old until he retired from Sweetheart Bakery. His work history was exemplary.

In spite of horrific circumstances forced on Ben in his final year of life, he fought to maintain his dignity and life. With Ben we celebrate his freedom and happiness in heaven.

Thank you to Ben's sister, Carol and nephew Eric Jacobsen, Ruth; Jack, his boy; John Fowler; Jerry and Joyce for their caring friendships that they shared with Ben over the years.

Cremation has taken place at Cremation and Funeral Gallery. Benny's ashes will be placed with his grandfather Jacob Auck at Mountview Cemetery.

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