James L. Austing of Hazel Crest, Illinois | 1931 - 2018 | Obituary

James L. Austing


Visitation at Funeral Home
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
3:00 PM-9:00 PM


Prayer Service at Funeral Home
Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
9:15 AM-9:30 AM


Mass
Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
10:00 AM-11:15 AM


Graveside Service
Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
12:00 PM-12:15 PM

James L. Austing

January 04, 1931 - October 08, 2018

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U.S. Veteran

James L. Austing, 87, of Hazel Crest. U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Cecile “Jo” Austing nee Gutman. Loving father of Ruth Austing, Terri (Dave) Sheppard, Michael (Laura) Austing and the late Patricia Marie Austing. Cherished grandfather of Drew, Natalie and Sarah. Dear brother of Judy (Bruce) Bergstresser and the late Jeannette (late Richard) Witsken. Fond uncle, cousin and friend to many. Retired Chemical Engineer at Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute. He served as Secretary of the International Pyrotechnics Society. He traveled to many countries in the world for his profession. He was Recording Secretary for the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Anne Church. He organized the “Night at the Races” at Balmoral Park in Crete, Illinois to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Stores. He assisted at the Catholic Charities Monday night suppers at St. Anne. He assisted at Thornton Township, packing food for families at Christmas time. He volunteered in the “Operation We Care” for the US troops serving overseas. He enjoyed attending many Opera performances at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago and was an avid collector of Opera records. He was a Resident Ambassador at Waterford Estates where he lived. Resting at the Tews- Ryan Funeral Home 18230 Dixie Highway in Homewood on Wednesday, October 10 from 3 – 9 pm. Funeral Thursday with 9:15 am prayers from the Funeral Home to St. Anne Church in Hazel Crest, Mass 10 am. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Memorials to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Anne Church, 16802 Lincoln Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429. For additional information contact 708-798-5300 or tews-ryanfh.com

SERVICES
Visitation at Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tews-Ryan Funeral Home
18230 S. Dixie Hwy.
Homewood, Illinois 60430

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Prayer Service at Funeral Home

Thursday, October 11, 2018
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Tews-Ryan Funeral Home
18230 S. Dixie Hwy.
Homewood, Illinois 60430

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Mass

Thursday, October 11, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

St. Anne Church
16820 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60429

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Graveside Service

Thursday, October 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Assumption Cemtery
19500 S. Cottage Grove
Glenwood, IL 60430

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