Lee Austin 1944-2023

Lee Austin 1944-2023

Lee Glen Austin, 79, Holton, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, at his home.

He was born Sept. 15, 1944, at Marysville, the son of Walter and Maudie Goad Austin. He attended Central Nebraska Technical College.

Mr. Austin was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the 24th Infantry Division from 1962 to 1965. He had worked as a meat cutter for an IGA grocery store and later worked for Dale’s Electronics in Norfolk, Neb., and for Automatic Electric. His last job before retirement was with Douglas Communications in Holton. 

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Holton until it closed. He was then a member of First United Methodist Church in Holton. He was also a member of Holton American Legion Post 44.

He married Karla Kay Allgeier on Aug. 7, 1966, at the Church of the Brethren near Summerfield. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael Austin and wife Stacey, Kansas City, Mo., and David Austin and wife Jackie Lynn, Holton; and two grandchildren, Lucian and Zoe Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Richard Taylor.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at First United Methodist Church in Holton. Inurnment with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. that day in Greenwood Cemetery at Blue Rapids.

Memorials are suggested to the youth group at First United Methodist Church, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.


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