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Eleanor T. Augustin

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Service Details


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 4 to 7 P.M.

*and for one hour prior to the service Friday

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota



Friday, November 17, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M.

St. John's Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota


Grandview Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota



Eleanor T. Augustin, age 92 of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Fieldcrest Nursing Home in Hayfield, Minnesota.  Eleanor Thelma Hanson was born June 8, 1925 near Mona in Mitchell County, Iowa.  She attended school in Rose Creek, Minnesota graduating in 1944.  After completing her education, Eleanor worked at the Geo A. Hormel Company in Austin until shortly after her marriage.  She was united in marriage to Harold Victor Augustin on July 25, 1948 at Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church near Lyle, Minnesota.  The couple made their home in Austin, where they raised six children.  She was an active member of St. John’ Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  She enjoyed boating, fishing, bowling, gardening and playing card games, especially “500”.  The couple also loved to travel, visiting the all of the lower forty-eight and dancing at square dance events.  Harold died on November 17, 2006.   Eleanor continued to live in Austin, moving to The Cedars several years ago and was active in the Red Hat Society while living there.
Survivors include her children, Bruce (Carole) Augustin of Austin, Karen (Mark) Rysavy of Bloomington, Brian Augustin of Maple Grove, Marcia (Kim) Kelly of Rochester, Sharon Kraft of Burnsville and Brad (Tina) Augustin of Maplewood; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, June Hanson of Rose Creek and many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; brother, Kenneth Hanson and a daughter-in-law, Gail Augustin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, November 17, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor James Groleau, officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, November 16th at the Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  Memorials are requested to the American Heart Association or St. John’s Radio Broadcast.


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