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Shirley Ruth Austin


Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Shirley Ruth Austin

Shirley Ruth Austin, Columbia, MO, died on March 7, 2013 at the age of 76.

Shirley was born on March 23, 1936 to Louis T. and Cora B. Peterson in Preston, Minn.

Shirley graduated from Preston High School, Preston, in 1954. In 1957 she married Thomas Austin at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Owatonna, Minn.

She held secretary jobs at the following companies: Hormel in Austin, Minn, Glen Lake T.B. out-patient clinic in Minneapolis, Minn, The University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. She and her husband founded Austin Coffee Service, Columbia, which she operated for 25 years before retiring.

Shirley was involved in many community organizations such as Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Columbia, where she was active in the Women of Lourdes, Eucharistic Minister, Communion to the Homebound, choir member, and CCD teacher. She was also active in the Columbia Mother Singers group.

Shirley was a Red Cross Blood and apheresis donor since 1971.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Austin; two sons, Edward (Kim) of Ballwin, MO; and Joel (Sherry) of Fenton, MO; two daughters, Karen (Brian) Douglas of Wardsville, MO, and Sue (Brad) Cunningham of Columbia, MO; nine grandchildren, Matthew Austin, Cori Austin, Tara Austin, Ashley Austin, Scott Douglas, Kevin Douglas, Mary Douglas, Austin Cunningham, and Andrew Cunningham; one sister, Laurice (Cloy) Kneeskern of Preston, Minn and nephews, nieces and cousins. She is preceded in death by her sister Maxine Jones of Cucamonga, CA.

Her funeral was held March 11, 2013, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Monsignor Flanagan officiated.

Instead of flowers she requested that memorials be made to: Father Tolton Catholic High School Fund 3351 East Gans Road, Columbia, MO 65201.




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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
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DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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Patricia Ann Anderson

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
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Patricia Ann Anderson, 75, of Preston, Minn. died Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford Minnesota. Pat was born on December 24, 1937 in Preston, the daughter of Amos S. and Helen (Tolrud) Anderson. She graduated from ..... 
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Donald O. Nichols

Tue, Feb 19th, 2013
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Donald O. Nichols, 76, of Preston, passed away after a courageous battle against leukemia Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Born in Winona, on Nov. 19, 1936, to Vernon Adry and Francis Geneva (Johnson) Nichols. In 1954, he gra ..... 
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Robert Reicks

Mon, Feb 4th, 2013
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Robert Reicks, 76 of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully on Saturday February 2, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Rushford, Minn. Robert was born on December 28, 1936, in Cresco, Iowa to Viola (Reinhardt) and Edward Reicks. He graduated ..... 
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David Arnold Trende

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
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David Arnold Trende David Arnold Trende, age 65, of Preston, Minn., died Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013, at his home. Dave was born July 19, 1947, in Harmony, Minn., the son of William and Ramona (Marzolf) Trende. He was raised on a farm in the ..... 
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Richard Edwin "Dick" Hovelson

Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012
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RICHARD EDWIN" DICK" HOVELSON, 76, of Preston, died Wednesday, November, 28, 2012 at his home. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11 AM at Thauwald Funeral Home Preston with Pastor David Jore officiating. Burial will be a ..... 
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Ronald L. Miller

Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
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RONALD L. MILLER, 61, of Preston, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. A celebration of life will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM Friday, November 2, 2012 at the serviceman's club in Preston. A private family burial will take ..... 
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