Service


Date:

October 22, 2018

Start Time:

1:00 p.m.

Location:

DSM First

Address:

2725 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

October 21, 2018

Start Time:

3-5 p.m.

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Mildred Austin

Mildred Lorena Austin passed from this world to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Oct. 17th

Mildred was born March 1, 1925 to Claty and Emma Howk in Des Moines Iowa. “Millie” was wed to Charles William Austin on March 1,1947 in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Millie was the organist at Des Moines First Assembly for 32 years. Music and her family were her life. She was a frequent vocal soloist, past choir director, organist, pianist and piano teacher.

 

Millie retired from the Iowa League of Municipalities as the business manager. She began her career after graduating from East High School at Blue Cross Blue Shield.

 

She is survived by her six children, Sheri Southard (Bruce) of Missouri City, Texas, Greg Austin (Charlotte) of Bristol, Virginia, Susan Attari of Johnston, Iowa, Gale Goodwin (Jim) of Mitchellville, Iowa, Scott Austin (Robin) of Des Moines Iowa, and Paul Austin (Cheryl) also of Des Moines Iowa. She has 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Charles William Austin and son in law Massoud Attari.

 

Visitation will be held at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines Iowa on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 3-5 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct 22 at Des Moines First Assembly at 1 pm.

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