Henry “Hank” Whipple Austin, 83, passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Retirement Center in Papillion, NE, on Tuesday, October 19th, after a long, and courageous, battle with dementia. He was a beloved husband, father, friend, Marine and Episcopal Deacon.

Hank is survived by his wife of 59 years, Charlotte; children, Edward (Anne), Paige Breasch (Henry J.), Brian (Brenda), and Charles “Budge” (Angie); eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and sister, Alleine Hair (Bill). He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Mathews Austin; grandson, Philip Meade Austin; many beloved family members, friends, colleagues, and classmates.

Reception of Friends: Wednesday, November 3, 5–7pm, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1305 Thomas Drive, Bellevue, NE. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, November 4th, 2021, 10:30am, Church of the Holy Spirit. To view a live broadcast of the service, go to the website below and click the link on the Austin obituary. Inurnment: Omaha National Cemetery with USMC Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit in Bellevue, NE, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Omaha, or the Class of 1960 Lila K. Whetstone Citadel Leadership Scholarship, care of The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409, or securely online at https://foundation.citadel.edu/Austin.

Posted in: Omaha World Herald

Posted on: 2021-11-01

Link to original obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/henry-austin-obituary?id=31106696