Tracey L. Auman

Tracey L. Auman

Tracey Lynn Auman, 41, of Rushford died at home in hospice care on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.  

Tracey was born August 13, 1976 in Skokie, Ill. to Bill and Carol (Roth) Liss.  She moved with her family as an infant to Peterson and graduated from Rushford-Peterson High School in 1994.  

Following high school, Tracey attended Scott Lewis School of Cosmetology.  She met Trevor Auman in Rochester, while sharing her joy of singing through karaoke.  Tracey and Trevor were married June 26, 2002.  They lived in Burnsville, Minn. before returning to Rushford to live. 

Tracey was very outgoing and enjoyed being around people. She was dedicated to her two children, Xander and Aubrie. who were the greatest joys of her life. Tracey had a good spirit, knew her mind, was feisty and good hearted. Her good heart led her to rescuing many stray pets or animals in need. She was proud of nursing a baby Purple Finch to health, and it was then released by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville, Minn. Her love for her children led her to a career in Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) at Lanesboro Schools. She was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at the time of her diagnosis in 2016. 

She is survived by husband, Trevor; two children, Xander and Aubrie; her parents, Bill and Carol Liss of Peterson; a sister Terri (Shayn) Jensson of Lanesboro; a brother Jesse Liss of Peterson; and a niece and nephew, Lea and Logan Jensson. 

A celebration of Tracey’s life will held at Destiny Life Church in Rushford from 2- 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Please share a memory of Tracey at her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at