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OBIT – Diane Emma Austin

MISSION – Diane Emma Kariger Austin, 76, of Mission, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Mrs. Austin was born on June 6, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., to Harold and Florence Kariger. She married Gordon Austin on Feb. 12, 1967, and they resided in Mission for the past 35 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission where she served as a Eucharistic minister and in the church choir.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Gordon; children, Dan Heath of Poplar Grove, Ill. and Debra Neubauer of Plainfield, Ill.; and seven grandchildren and stepchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Heath; and siblings, Bob Kariger, John Kariger and Alice Fisher.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested for memorial donations to be made to St. Paul’s 8 A.M. Choir.

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