OBITUARY

Carroll E. Austin

October 11, 1923March 12, 2019
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Carroll E. Austin age 95, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He is survived by his daughters, Emily Ann (Robert) Wesselhoft and Julia Jane (Burnes) Barney; grandchildren, Heather ( Lanzell), Todd ( Cindy), Julie ( Brian), Jamie ( Chad), Sarah ( Tim), Rachel ( Tyler), Stuart ( Carolyn), Emily ( Joe), Katie ( Craig); 28 Great-Grandchildren; 5 Great-Great Grandchildren and brother, Clarence Austin. Preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Violet Ruth Austin and brothers, Charles, William, Myron, Max, Phillip and Bobby. Carroll was born in Winchester, IN on October 11, 1923. Served in the Army during WWII. He and Ruth were married June 20, 1946 in Richmond, IN. Attended business college and then began a career in the insurance industry. In 1963 he purchased Reissig and Phair Insurance Agency, in downtown Hammond, IN. In 1980 he moved the agency to Munster, IN which was renamed to c.e. Austin Company, Inc.. In 1993 merged to form Bekan Insurance Group, Inc. which was then sold in 2003. Carroll was a long time member of the Hammond Exchange Club and a past President. President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana in 1984. Also a member and past President of the Battle of the Bulge of Northwest Indiana. Carroll enjoyed traveling the world with his beloved wife Ruth. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN) with Chaplain Mark Prestriedge officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4:00-8:00PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Crown Point Christian School, 10550 Park Place, St. John, IN 46373. Online condolences may be left at chapellawnfunerals.com

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  • Carroll E. Austin age 95, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
    He is survived by his daughters, Emily Ann (Robert) Wesselhoft and Julia Jane (Burnes) Barney; grandchildren, Heather ( Lanzell), Todd ( Cindy), Julie ( Brian), Jamie ( Chad), Sarah ( Tim), Rachel ( Tyler), Stuart ( Carolyn), Emily ( Joe), Katie ( Craig); 28 Great-Grandchildren; 5 Great-Great Grandchildren and brother, Clarence Austin.
    Preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Violet Ruth Austin and brothers, Charles, William, Myron, Max, Phillip and Bobby.
    Carroll was born in Winchester, IN on October 11, 1923.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Carroll E. Austin

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Bobbi Glover

March 15, 2019

To a life time of love and, for two little girls, a childhood of the sweetest memories.

For Carroll and all of our parents back at the card table again, rest in peace.

Love,
Bobbi Jean and all of her family

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Biography

Carroll E. Austin age 95, was born in Winchester, IN on October 11, 1923. Served in the Army during WWII. He and Ruth were married June 20, 1946 in Richmond, IN. Attended business college and then began a career in the insurance industry. In 1963 he purchased Reissig and Phair Insurance Agency, in downtown Hammond, IN. In 1980 he moved the agency to Munster, IN which was renamed to c.e. Austin Company, Inc.. In 1993 merged to form Bekan Insurance Group, Inc. which was then sold in 2003. Carroll was a long time member of the Hammond Exchange Club and a past President. President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana in 1984. Also a member and past President of the Battle of the Bulge of Northwest Indiana. Carroll enjoyed traveling the world with his beloved wife Ruth.