Doris Augustyn - June 03, 2011

Doris Augustyn, 86, of Aurora, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Memorial Hospital.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 17 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Fr. Dennis Hunt will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Aurora Catholic Cemetery. The Rosary will take place Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. The family will receive friends in the church hall following the Rosary. In honor of Doris’ love for pink and purple the family asks you wear pink or purple to the services. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Doris Mae (Granny) Augustyn was born on March 14, 1925 at Arcadia to Edward C. and Flossie E. (John) Nelson.
Doris graduated from Arcadia High School in 1942. She took teaching courses through Kearney State College. Doris taught country school for nine years, teaching all grades.
On June 8, 1949, she was united in marriage to Raymond T. Augustyn at Scotia. After their marriage they lived in Scotia for two years. In 1951, they moved to the Nelson homestead farm near Arcadia. In 1966, they moved to Aurora. Raymond died on Feb. 9, 1975.
Doris worked at the Cornhusker Ammunition Plant, Hamilton Manor, York Manufacturing and Monfort Meat Packing. In 1991, Doris retired but continued to babysit in her home until 2008. She loved each and every one of the children she cared for. They were each very special to her.
Doris loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed being outside working with her garden, flowers and lily pond. Doris loved animals and especially her latest Persian cat ‘Baby.’ He, like everyone else, misses her greatly. She loved to cook and try new recipes. Doris always loved doing her scrapbooking. Doris was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Her left eye was donated to Iowa University Hospital for research since her condition was so very rare.
Survivors of her immediate family include her two daughters, Connie (Terry) Mann and Sandra Augustyn all of Aurora; two granddaughters, Tammy Mann of Tucson, Ariz. and Christy (Brett) Raasch of Lincoln; three great-grandchildren, Liam, Kale and Emery Raasch of Lincoln; nephew, Jerry (Frostina) Nelson of McCook; niece, Peggy (Tom) Hess of Pingree, Idaho; sister-in-law, Udena Augustyn of Burwell; nephew by marriage, Randy Neel and many other nieces, nephews and friends.
She will truly be missed by all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; brother, Carl Nelson; sister-in-law, Jean Nelson; niece, Pamela (Nelson) Neel; as well as brother-in-laws and sisters-in-laws, Edmund Augustyn, Florence (Augustyn) Golba, Ester (Augustyn) and Richard Fish, Rachel (Augustyn) and Richard Mason, Bernard and Lorraine Augustyn, Leonard Augustyn and Danny and Betty Augustyn.

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