Kevin Austin

Kevin N. Austin, 51

Kevin N. Austin, 51, of Brookston, passed away at 2:29 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital East of Lafayette from apparent complications of the heart.

He was born October 26, 1960 in Lafayette to Neil and Donna (Haley) Austin and was a 1979 graduate of Frontier High School.

His marriage was to Jessica Williamson on August 18, 1984 in Chalmers at the Community Church. She survives.

Mr. Austin worked at Caterpillar as an Assembly Technician on the short line since July 1, 1996. Prior to that he worked for M&T Repair in Brookston.

Kevin enjoyed fishing, working on cars and helping out on the farms of Jim Fields and Ed Slayton. He also enjoyed attending car shows and the 4 Wheel Off-road Jamboree at the State Fairgrounds.

Surviving with his wife and parents are his son, Tyler J. Austin of Brookston; a sister, Kellie Winstead (husband: Jeff) of Francesville and a brother, Bradley Austin (wife: Lori) of Monticello.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews including a special great-niece Lilly Edmondson.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home of Brookston. Service there 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012; Pastor Chris Murphy to officiate.

Interment to follow in Chalmers Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Indiana State Chapter in honor of his fathers battle with M S.

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2012