Les-Austin-Obituary

Les and Freda Austin

Jackson, Michigan

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Austin, Les and Freda Les & Freda Austin lived a full life together for 70 years, before peacefully joining the Lord within 20 minutes of each other on December 7th, 2019. Freda worked as a Manager at Brail Dry Cleaning for many years and was an impeccable homemaker. She had a love for collecting cookbooks and in more recent years gathered an impressive collection of Dickens Village. Les served in the United States Air Force as an airborne radio operator during the Korean Conflict and retired from the Michigan State Police after 40 years of service. Les was instrumental in the development of the Accident Reconstruction Program while with the State Police and taught and consulted on the subject nationally. Les enjoyed keeping busy around the house and yard along with his love for Western movies and collecting John Wayne memorabilia. Together Les and Freda enjoyed traveling and camping throughout Michigan and focused their travels on lighthouse locations and the Upper Peninsula. Les and Freda are survived by their children, Michael (Kathie) Austin, Sandra (Randy) Maes, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Leah (Ed), Grady, Andi & Riley Smith; Aubrey (Andrew) & Vivian Czarzasty; Nichelle (Dieterik) Karmen, Eli, Jade & Zion Rozelle; and Luke Austin. Visitation will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1508 Greenwood, Jackson, Michigan on Monday December 16th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 201 E Ash Street in Mason, Michigan on Tuesday, December 17th at 1:30 pm with Pastors Suzanne Goodwin and Ronald Brooks officiating. A private interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mason, Michigan. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the providers and staff at Henry Ford Allegiance, especially those on 6T and at the Hospice Home, for keeping Les & Freda's last days together. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home, Henry Ford Allegiance Foundation or the American Heart Association.


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I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved ones, who will be remembered for their example of true love in marriage. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

My deepest condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods comforting words at Psalms 119:76.

Prior to my retirement from the M.S.P., I had the opportunity to work with Les on the S.T.A.R. I and II Projects, which eventually were distributed internationally. Without question, Les' s contribution as an accident reconstructionist, provided valuable information for life-saving techniques. His work with that project remains a critical contribution to the successful saving of lives. I am forever grateful to have been acquainted with him.

What a beautiful eulogy... may the family and friends be comforted because for sure they have suffered a great loss ...Les and Freda both had special mightiness ... Psalms 90:10 ❤

bless your souls