AUSTIN, Melvin L. – of Chesaning, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his residence. He was 73 years of age.
Mel was born February 13, 1948 in Owosso, MI to the late Andrew and Verabelle (Carter) Austin and was a resident of Chesaning since 1971. Mel served in the US Navy from 1968 to 1971. He was united in marriage to Connie Gasser on November 24, 1967. Mr. Austin retired from GM (Metal Fabricating) in 2000 with 34 years seniority. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church where he served as an usher, Corunna VFW Post #4005 and the UAW Local # 659. Mel was a Scout Master, baseball coach and enjoyed NASCAR.
Surviving are: wife, Connie; children: James (Kindra) Austin of Chesaning, Jennifer (Robert) Coon of Chesaning, Jolee (Tony) Perkins of Elsie; 9 grandchildren: Haleigh (Joe) Wing, Kimberlee (Josh) Agle, James Austin, TJ Perkins Jr., Max Perkins, Nicole Keeler, Treva Perkins, Elizabeth Coon and Brady Coon; 8 great grandchildren; siblings: David (Patricia) Austin of Owosso, Kay (Kenneth) Reynolds of Corunna, Raymond (Linda) Austin of Ocala, FL, Teresa Austin of E. Lansing, Robbin Mathers of E. Lansing, Mark Austin of Oakley; many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Treva Austin in 1942 and a nephew, David Joseph Andrew Austin in 2015.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Chesaning. Rev. Fr. David Jenuwine celebrant. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held at Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. A parish vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church.
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