In loving memory of

Jason Lee Auen
July 19, 1965 - January 31, 2022

Jason Lee Auen, age 56, of Plattsmouth, NE, passed away on January 31, 2022 at home following a brief illness. Jason was born to Marilyn Faye (Krick) Auen and Richard Lee Auen on July 19, 1965 at Iowa City, IA. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church and graduated from Denison Community High School in 1984.

After graduating from high school, Jason entered the work force and hit the ground running, working in restaurants, retail, grocery, sales in many areas, and business. These employment opportunities led him to live in many different locations in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas. Although he lived in large cities, he always seemed to enjoy the small-town feel best. Jason never met a stranger - he was friendly to everyone he met and made friends easily. Jason was a wonderful cousin, devoted friend, and loving son and brother.

Jason took early retirement due to health reasons. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family. He especially loved family reunions. Jason also loved to cook, especially baking and grilling marinated steaks. He also loved dining out and he enjoyed a nice glass of brandy now and then.

Family was very important to Jason. He spoke often of how dearly he missed his parents, Rich and Marilyn, and his sister Jodi, and how much he looked forward to the day they would be reunited. Jason's prayers were answered.

Jason was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Marilyn (Krick) Auen; his sister, Jodi Anne Auen; his grandparents, Richard and Matilda (Dressen) Auen and Roy and Arretta Anna (Fenn) Krick; his uncles, Jack Auen and Arnold Auen; and his paternal aunts, Margret, Edna, and Emogene.

Survivors include Jason's daughter, Shaylee, his aunts, Sharalyn (Krick) Flem of Pelican Rapids, MN, Karen (Krick) Otto-Schmidt (Dan) of Cherokee, IA, his uncles Herb Auen, Wally Auen and Ivan Auen, and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. June 11, 2022 in Denison, IA where Jason will be laid to rest next to his parents and his sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to an animal shelter or pet rescue of your choice.


Rick Robert Young wrote on Nov 17, 2022:

"Remembering my cousin Jason. I imagine him smiling ear to ear sitting with his folks and sister catching up. "

Rick Young wrote on Jun 17, 2022:

"On 06/11/2022, Jason had a nice, simple send off attended by 25 loved ones and friends. Afterward all were treated by Jason to a nice lunch and time to visit at Pizza Ranch. Thanks to all who honored Jason's memory by attending. "

Markdimauro wrote on Feb 8, 2022:

"Jason met about 7 years ago at church and became Best friends. I helped him with whatever he needed. I will miss him very much!!!I wish his family would get ahold of me "

Markdimauro wrote on Feb 8, 2022:

"Jason and I were best friends for the past 7 years I helped him with whatever he needed He was a SUPERSTAR. I will miss him much. If family would please call me I would appreciate it much "

Jimmy Auen wrote on Feb 5, 2022:

"I am very found of my younger cousin Jason who I always tried to help, but I am looking to seeing him in the resurrection along with his parents.where we will not have to worry about illnesses anymore or even death."

Brandy Even wrote on Feb 4, 2022:

"I was Jason girlfriend an I seen him Jan 30 2022. I was there at 230 an I was there about two hours an then I went home an I text him that night an he was ok he was in a good mood an sound happy to go to bed my family was. Happy to be around him an had a good time talk to him."

Margaret Fahndrich wrote on Feb 4, 2022:

"I remember going to school with Jason it was always such a polite young man may you rest in peace"

Simone wrote on Feb 1, 2022:

"Jason?s mom and my mom were good friends for many years. I played with Jason and Jodi ? may they all Rest In Peace and be together again. Blessings to all who loved him and to those hearts he touched "

Rick wrote on Feb 1, 2022:

"You are at peace now cousin. While you went far too young you no longer suffer the many health issues and you are with your mom, dad and sister. "