Robert Austin

Obit-Austin-formattedRobert J. Austin, age 90, a resident of Brainerd, passed away Jan. 31, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society in Woodland.
Bob was born April 22, 1923, in Arnoch, N.D., to Harold and Bernice (Kruger) Austin. Bob married Katherine Brummer, Sept. 29, 1947. Together they had three daughters. Bob enjoyed watching and feeding the birds and trying to outsmart the squirrels. Over the years he made thousands of birdhouses and everyone who came into the yard left with one. In his younger years, Bob loved to hunt and fish. Especially time spent at the hunting shack in Northhome with his brothers.
Left to cherish Bobs memory are his wife, Katherine of Brainerd; daughters, Cheryl Austin of Brainerd, Sandra (Mel) Chaplin of Kathryn, N.D. snd Roberta Borchert of Valley City, N.D.; brother, William of Brainerd; sister-in- law, Mary Austin of Pierz; grandchildren, Daniel Richter of Brainerd, Bethany Borchert of Davenport, N.D., and Kellen (Christine) Borchert of Fargo, N.D.; great- grandchildren, Tate and Cali Richter of Brainerd.
He was preceded in death are his parents; brothers, Harold, James, Jady and Dean; sister, Lola.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 4, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Fort Ripley. Burial was held in the parish cemetery.

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