|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2000|
"The Janesville Daily Gazette", Janesville, Wisconsin, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, p 2B.
PEORIA HEIGHTS, IL - LaVerne "John" Austin, age 77, of Peoria Heights, IL, died Sat., Feb. 12, 2000 in Peoria Heights. He was born March 20, 1922 in Clinton, WI, the son of LaVerne J. and Alice (Haynes) Austin. John graduated from Clinton High School, and spent most of his life in the Milton/Janesville area. John married Betty Jackson June 28, 1942 in Evansville, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 1989. He married Lois Milliman, July 25, 1990 in Rockton, IL. He was employed as a layout engineer for Dana Corp., retiring in 1979. John was a member of First United Methodist Church of Milton, Past Patron of Eastern Star, Past Master of Masonic Lodge Western Star #55 of Janesville, a Shriner, and was also a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Austin of Peoria Heights, IL; children: Mary (Phillip) Licary of Janesville, Sue Carpenter of Stillman Valley, IL, and Philip (Diane) Austin of Roscoe, IL; special grandchildren: Carl (Gina) and Paul (Lydia) Licary, Chad (Erin) and Troy Carpenter, and Jennie and Leslie Austin; a brother, Jerrold (Alice) Walker of Roscoe; and sisters: Mary Van Meter and Barbara Cole, both of Beloit, and Ila (Charles) Howard of Janesville. John was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty; and a sister, Verna Austin.
Funeral services with Masonic Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wes., Feb. 16, 2000 at Schneider Funeral Home, with Rev. Glen Skatrud officiating. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery.
Betty Jean Jackson Austin (1921 - 1989)*
Created by: Jon Saunders
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
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