Arthur “Art” Sewall Austin
Arthur “Art” Sewall Austin, passed
away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at the age of 76,
surrounded by his family.
Art is predeceased by his
parents, Sewall and Vera Austin; a sister, Dorothy Genske; and a brother, Paul
Art is survived by his loving
wife of 49 years, Beverly. They were
married in Antigo, Wisconsin on April 9, 1966.
He is lovingly remembered by
his daughter, Kim Birschbach and her husband, Dean, of Fond du Lac; his son,
Mike Austin and his wife, Carrie, of Adel, Iowa. Art will also be missed by his seven
granddaughters: Whitney, Lindsay, and
Kelsey Birschbach, Alexis, Victoria, and Ella Austin, and Brynna Yocom.
Art was born at Cook County
Hospital in Chicago on August 20, 1939.
He graduated from Iola High School, Iola, Wisconsin in 1957. Art went on to become a professional semi
driver, driving for Mercury Marine for 33 years. He retired from driving in 2000. Over his driving career, he amassed nearly
five million miles accident free.
He will be remembered by his
family for his ability to fix anything, he was thought of as a Mr. Fix-It. He was also his family’s private driving
instructor, teaching not only his children, but also his three oldest
The funeral service will be
held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac, with Rev. Aaron Odya officiating.
The visitation will be on Saturday
at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory from 2:00 p.m. until the time of
Burial will be in North
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be directed to Agnesian Hospice and Agnesian Cancer Center.
The family wants to extend
our thanks to Dr. Fabricuis, Dr. Lundberg and his staff, the Agnesian Cancer
Center, Agnesian Hospice staff, with a special thank you to Krista Kemnitz, our
friend and Art’s hospice nurse.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com.