Anthony N. “Tony” Auffart, 77, Ferdinand

Anthony AuffartAnthony N. “Tony” Auffart, 77, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday (January 13) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Ferdinand September 26, 1937, to Martin and Henrietta (Bachman) Auffart. He married Jeanette Reutman September 10, 1966, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.

Tony was a retired purchasing agent at DMI Furniture and Jasper Seating Company. He was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its St. Joseph’s Sodality, and the Ferdinand Community Center. He served in the Indiana National Guard and enjoyed woodworking and farming.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Auffart; two sons, Daryl Auffart and wife Cathy, Ferdinand, and Brian Auffart, Terre Haute; three daughters, Renee Fehribach and husband Brett, Ferdinand, Tricia Young and husband Chris, Otwell, and Nicole Auffart and fiancé Mike Peragine, Warren, Michigan; one sister, Mary Heberer, Ferdinand; one brother, Joseph V. Auffart and wife Lyra, Jasper; and eight grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruthie Auffart and Emma Jean Reutman, two brothers, James H. and Robert Auffart, and one grandson.

Services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 7-9:30 a.m. Friday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Condolences may be shared at

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