Milford Austin

Monday, December 17, 2001

PEORIA, Ill. -- Milford Dwight Austin Jr., 68, of Peoria died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Sharon Elms Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 25, 1933, at Millersville, Mo., son of Milford Dwight and Dora Slinkard Austin Sr.

Austin was an over-the-road truck driver and worked for Liquid Air of Peoria and Walker Trucking of Chillicothe, Ill.

Survivors include a son, Michael Austin of Fort Collins, Colo.; a stepson, Dennis Young of Redding, Calif.; three daughters, Donita Asmus of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Toni Honsowetz of El Segundo, Calif., and Stephanie Hatchel of Kansas City, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Reonda Bestul of Apple Valley, Minn.; a brother, David Austin of Princeville, Ill.; two sisters, Naomi Mills of Edwards, Ill., and Juanita Finnegan of Peoria; two grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Millersville. David Austin will officiate.

Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.