Donald Austin - June 07, 2013Donald M. Austin, 82 of Norfolk died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Faith Regional Health Services.
A celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Westridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Cindi Stewart officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel.
He was born Sept. 19, 1930, at Meadow Grove to Harold and Leola (Halsey) Austin. He graduated from Meadow Grove High School in 1949.
He married Betty Arrison Sept. 24, 1950, at Meadow Grove. They farmed in the Meadow Grove area 10 years. They then moved to town, and he was in the grocery business two years. The family moved to Norfolk in 1965.
Don worked at Gerhold Concrete in Norfolk from 1964 to 1977 and was production manager. He made the first blocks that were used at Northeast Community College. He loved watching sports, especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers, fishing, bowling and family times.
He was a member of Westridge United Methodist Church in Norfolk and member of the Lions Club and the Elks Club for 10 years.
The family requests casual Husker attire the day of Don’s celebration of life service. Luncheon will be after the service at the church. His body was donated to scientific research.
Survivors include wife Betty Austin of Norfolk; children Wade Austin and girlfriend Wendy Eggers of Norfolk, Denise (Ron) Cyboron of Aurora, Scott (Roxie) Austin of Norfolk, Joel (Tina) Austin of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce (William) Greenough of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by parents Harold and Leola.
The family request memorials to Westridge United Methodist Church, Norfolk, or to your personal choice.