|Birth: ||May 10, 1920|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 1942, At Sea|
Known as "Paul". Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Went down with the U.S.S. Ingraham off the coast of Nova Scotia after colliding with the tanker Chemung in a heavy fog.
PLAN MEMORIAL FOR NAVAL HERO
Paul Austin Lost Life While Serving Country
"Crystal Lake -- Memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 for Paul Austin, machinist 2/c, of the Navy, who lost his life while performing his duty for his country on board a ship which was sunk in the Atlantic.
Paul, youngest son of Chris Austin of Crystal Lake, was reported missing in August, 1942. The final telegram came in September, 1943, reporting him deceased.
The service will be conducted by the Rev. G. Hjelmaas, local pastor, with the James Rasmussen, post 409 of the American Legion, in charge of the military rites.
Survivors are his father, a brother, Everett Austin of Crystal Lake, who leaves April 11 for Army training, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Alma Kirschbaum, Mrs. Laurane Jensen of Mason City and Mrs. Helena Zuehl of Stilson. His mother preceded him in death."
("Mason City Globe-Gazette," April 6, 1944)
Christian Austin (1872 - 1960)
Andrina Johnson Austin (1881 - 1930)
Elmer Austin (1902 - 1902)*
Alma Harriett Austin Kirschbaum (1903 - 1986)*
Everett Austin (1907 - 1968)*
Laura Austin (1911 - 1918)*
Helena Marie Austin Zuehl (1914 - 2010)*
Laurane Mae Austin Jensen Logan (1918 - 2013)*
Richard Paul Austin (1920 - 1942)
Note: Body lost at sea. Memorial marker was placed in family plot in Crystal Township Cemetery.
Crystal Lake Township Cemetery
Maintained by: Peter M Jensen
Originally Created by: Merrill Austin
Record added: Jun 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53562041