DANVILLE — Ron Austin, 74, died at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, surrounded by his wife and children, Thursday, May 6, 2010.
He was born in Coshocton County on Sept. 3, 1935, to Charles and Bonnie (Frazee) Austin. Ron loved spending time with his family on outings and holidays. He had a full social life playing cards with the guys every Tuesday night, and playing the Hand and Foot game with close friends. He also never missed 3 o’clock coffee at the Lyon’s Den in Danville. Ron was a carpenter most of his life, building and fixing homes in the community and surrounding towns. He was also an active member of the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his love, sense of humor and kindness.
Ron is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen (Fesler) Austin; a son, Doug Austin of Danville; four daughters, Kim (Marty) Rice, Keitha (Dan) Butts and Patsy (Eric) Weiler, all of Danville, and Melanie (Mike) Richert of Hanover; grandchildren, Jennifer and Joe Austin, Monica Haines, Bonnie and Olivia Rice, Renee Park, Danielle Kochis, Purcell and Lucas Butts, Trevor Nice and Chandler Richert; three great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Jordan and Madison; a sister, Carolyn (Don) Blair of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held Monday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where a prayer service will begin at 8 p.m.
Memorial donations can be made to the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District; P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014. This information is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.