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Wesley Richard Austin

Born: Mon., Jan. 18, 1926
Died: Fri., Jun. 9, 2017


3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Mon., Jun. 12, 2017
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:30 PM Mon., Jun. 12, 2017
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

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Rushford --- Wesley Richard Austin of Rushford died Friday, June 9, 2017 in his home on the family farm, under the care of hospice, and was able to pass in the home where he began life. He was born on January 18, 1926 in Rushford, a son of the late Herbert and Bertha Owens Austin. On June 14, 1952 he married Norma Leslie Springer who survives.


Wesley was the youngest of three children and spent his life working on Brookside road. He was a graduate of Rushford Central School and valedictorian of his class. After he married Norma, he moved his bride into the home he built for her, on the farm, moving to the main residence when his parents passed.


Wesley was a dairy farmer, raised sheep and chickens and also produced maple syrup.


Surviving in addition to his wife are their children, Cynthia (Charles) McCullough, Michael (Linda) Austin, his grandchildren, Brenda (Justin) Eddy, Wesley (Andrea) Austin Jr., Julie (Chris) Bastian, Monica (Tom Kicior) McCullough, his great-grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Claxton, Emily Ellis, Emily Bastian, his nieces, Becky (Lynn) Armison, Barbara Cooley, a daughter-in-law, Frieda Austin, four sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Kevin) Quealy, Ollie Sieber, Kathy (Tom) Worthington, Diann Springer and a brother-in-law, Jack Springer.


In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son, James Austin, a sister Ernestine Whybrew and a brother, Edward Austin.


Family and friends may gather from 3:00 to 4:30 on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore where a funeral service will follow at 4:30 p.m. Bob Schooley, pastor of the Centerville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery, Freedom.


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Kenneth and Karen Godla
   Posted Sat June 10, 2017
Rest in peace Mr.Austin, even though we have never met, your grandson Wesley who is our son in law always spoke very highly of you. Go rest high on that mountain with your son Jim.

Paxon Family
   Posted Sat June 10, 2017

Our sincere sympathy. Cindy, your father was a great man and it was a privilege to know him. He was able to stay in the home he so loved and that was truly a blessing. He is now healed and walking with the Angels in the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior. Our prayers to you, Monica, Charlie and the rest of your family. We pray that you are comforted by fond memories and the support of your friends and family.

Love, JoAnne, Bob, a Jonathan and Rose

John and crystal wilber
   Posted Sat June 10, 2017
Sorry for your loss may his memories fill all hearts at this rough time

Linda Austin
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
You are a special person to me and always will be. Your life on the Farm will always be in our hearts. Now your with your family in Heaven. Will always love you and will Miss you in our hearts. God Gained a gentle loving man. Always had a story to tell will cherish them always.

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