Betty J. Austin
Services for Betty J. Austin, 83, of Norfolk will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Westridge United Methodist Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Donna Goltry will officiate. A private family inurnment service will be conducted at a later date. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. She died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk.
She was born Oct. 27, 1930, at Meadow Grove to Burton N. and Johanna M. (Nuhn) Arrison. She graduated from Meadow Grove High School in 1948. She and Donald Austin were married on Sept. 24, 1950, in Meadow Grove. After their marriage, Betty and Don farmed in the Meadow Grove area for 10 years. They then moved to town and were in the grocery business for two years. The family moved to Norfolk in 1965. Betty worked at Dale Electronics from 1980 until retiring in 1993. After retirement, Betty worked at the Northeast Community College Bookstore. Betty and Don were avid Nebraska Cornhusker football fans; they also followed and attended the Cornhusker basketball, volleyball, track and gymnastics events. He passed away on June 7, 2013.
Betty loved her family and enjoyed going to her grandkids' activities. She also enjoyed her flowers, embroidery work and puzzles. She was a member of the Westridge United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her children, Wade Austin and girlfriend Wendy Eggers of Norfolk, Denise and husband Ron Cyboron of Aurora, Scott and wife Roxie Austin of Norfolk, and Joel and wife Tina Austin of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents Burton and Johanna Arrison; and one brother, William Arrison.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the family.