Emily A. AustinEmily A. Austin, 82, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Monday morning, February 28, 2011 after a courageously fought battle with ovarian cancer.
Emily A. Austin
Emily A. Austin, 82, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Monday morning, February 28, 2011 after a courageously fought battle with ovarian cancer.
Emily Ann Gust was born August 1, 1928 near Tabor, MN the daughter of Joseph and Millie (Wavra) Gust. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from East Grand Forks High School in 1945. Emily married Robert J. Austin on May 26, 1948 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Tabor. They lived in East Grand Forks until moving to Grand Forks in 1969. Robert preceded her in death on December 3, 1992.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Thomas, Thompson, ND and Diane (Richard) Lieberg, Mekinock, ND; sons, James (Margaret), Superior, CO and Joe, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren, Kevin and Scott Thomas, Amanda (Steve) Johnson, Adam Lieberg, Jacob Austin, Brody and Lily Austin; great grandsons, Braeden and Chandler Thomas; a sister, Dorothy Kotrba.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; infant daughter, Judith Ann; a brother, Herbert Gust; sisters, Elsie Drellack and Leona Thompson.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday with a 7:30 p.m. vigil service in Gregory J. Norman - Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND. Visitation will continue for one hour before the mass on Saturday at the church.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND, in the spring.
Memorials: Memorials may be given to the Altru Cancer Center, PO Box 6002, Grand Forks, ND 58206-6002.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home, So. Washington St.)