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Verle Richard Austin

Died: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017


4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Location: V.A. Catholic Chapel

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
Location: Danville National Cemetery

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Verle Richard Austin, 78, of Georgetown, Illinois passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Danville VA Illiana Health Care System while surrounded by family at approximately 9:25 PM.  

He was born February 1, 1939 to parents Williams E. Austin (D) and Virginia F. (Glenn) Austin (D) in Georgetown, Il.  He attended Georgetown schools and participated in sports. Verle enlisted in the army to serve our country and was honorably discharged. He attended Illinois State University and successfully received his bachelor’s degree. He was a farmer, landscaper, educator, and sales manager throughout his time with us. He loved playing/watching basketball, family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents William E Austin and Virginia F (Glenn) Austin, a brother William C Austin, and a sister Felicia A Austin.
He is survived by his children: son Verle A Austin, daughter Felicia P (Austin) Adkins, daughter Jeri A Austin and son Anthony SD Austin, Grandchildren: Skyler A Austin Dominic A Austin, Kayton M Austin: brother Milton L Austin, many nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and close friends.

The visitation services will take place on Sunday February 26, 2017 from 4 PM - 6:30 PM at the VA catholic chapel and the grave side funeral service will be on 11 a.m. sharp Monday February 27, 2017 at the Danville  National Cemetery.  If you would like to send flowers, please send them to the VA catholic chapel. If you would like to make a donation, all proceeds will go to the VA memorial in honor of Verle R. Austin.  Rortvedt Funeral Services & Crematory in Tilton is assisting the family.  Online condolences @ www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com

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Meredith Steffen-Culp
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
Felicia & Jeri - I am so sorry to read about your dad. Sending my thoughts to you both during this difficult time.


Shirley Razmus
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
I am a neighbor of your dad, and wanted to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. I always enjoyed his garden vegetables he shared with me. Prayers to all the family!

Zig Lemezis
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
Verle was my grade school basketball coach at St Mary's in Westville .....To this day I remember our shooting contests after practice.......So sorry for your loss.....

Ruby Severado
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My condolences and prayers goes out to the entire family. May God continue to strengthen you.

Wilbur Moody
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
May he travel on the wings of angles to be taken by the Lords hand.. God be with the entire Austin family.

Darlene Oakes
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
Our sincere sympathy being sent to Verle,, Felicia, Jeri and Anthony along with prayers to get you through this difficult time. So sorry to hear of his passing. Gary and Darlene Oakes

Lynette Brandt
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
I will greatly miss Verle, he truly was one of a kind. Those beautiful smiling eyes, and soft voice..... God bless his family

Dick and Jan Johnson
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
We remember him as a very nice and loving man. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Betsy (Makos) Hartman
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
So sorry for your loss.. He was a great man and a good friend...

Tina Henthorn
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
Dear Austin family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Randy Ford
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
Our Prayers are with you all.

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