Guy N. Austin Jr.
Guy Nelson Austin, Jr., 87, of Birdseye, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his home in Birdseye surrounded by his family.
He was born September 11, 1926 in Dubois County, Ind., to Guy N. Austin, Sr. and Lola (Cook) Austin. He married Anna Rose Schnell on November 6, 1951 in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Guy was a retired insurance agent for Western and Southern Insurance. He served in the United States Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1947 and the United States Army from 1951 to 1957. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Schnellville, the Huntingburg V.F.W
. Post #2366, the Jasper American Legion Post #147, and former member of the Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Rose Austin, who passed away May 2, 2013; four sisters; and one granddaughter, Contesa Austin.
He is survived by four daughters, Debra (Rick) Johnson, of New Harmony, Sandy (Jack) Hall, of Sanford, N.C., Belle Ann (Fred) Hagedorn, of Ferdinand, Laura Mohr, of Ferdinand; three sons, Mark (Marcia) Austin, of Birdseye, Tom (Cheryl) Austin, of Ramsey, Matthew (Tracy) Austin, of Birdseye; one sister, Jeanie Gilliatt, of Fishers; 15 grandchildren, Timothy (Laura) Kahle, Lesha (Mitchell) McCoy, Heather (Cy) Kirk, Colin (Ericka) Austin, Elliott (Mary) Hagedorn, Isabel (Matt) Makowski, Camille Hagedorn, Anna Hagedorn, Ashley (Jason) Armstrong, Cody Austin, Shelby Austin, Logan Mohr, Isaac Austin, Guy Austin and Brice Austin; and eight great-grandchildren, Grace Kahle, Gibson Kahle, Ethan Kahle, Amanda McCoy, Cameron McCoy, McKayla Kirk, Nathan Kirk and Ava Calvert.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. E.D.T., on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Schnellville, with burial to follow at Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4 to 8 p.m., E.D.T., on Monday; and also at church, Tuesday morning, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. During visitation on Monday, a Parish Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 4 p.m. and a Firefighter's Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. conducted by the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter's Association District 18 and Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department. Memorial gifts may be sent to The Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department, 9 W. First Street, Birdseye, IN 47513. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com