Christine M. Austin

December 17, 1922 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 98)


Christine Austin, 98, of Tremont, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at her home. 

She was born in rural Tremont on December 17, 1922 to John and Rosa Feldman Schurter. She married Byrl W. Austin on February 5, 1949 in Pekin. 

Surviving are three children, Susan (Dale) Lindenfelser of Tremont, Kenneth (Marcia) of Pekin, Karen (Sam) Austin-Joslin of Chillicothe; three granddaughters, Megan (James) McCallum of West Peoria, Lisa Lindenfelser (Fiancée Paul Marvin) of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Sara Lindenfelser of Morton; two step grandchildren, Brent (Mary) Lindenfelser of Delavan and Brock (Cali) Lindenfelser of Tremont. 

She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. 

Christine graduated from Tremont High School in 1941. Christine and Byrl loved to travel, visiting all 50 states. She loved flowers and worked at Mason’s Greenhouse in the spring and later with strawberries with the family at Austin’s Strawberries. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Traditions Hospice and Visiting Angels that helped care for Christine in her final days. 

Her funeral will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont. Pastor John Schurter will officiate. A visitation will be an hour before the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 9:00 am Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. 

Memorials may be made to Tremont District Library.

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