Obit: Austin, Ann M. (1913 - 2008)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Austin, Dall’olio, Fitzpatrick, Gadke, Hackstaff, Cascio, Gilmore, Anderson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI.) February 20, 2008

Austin, Ann M. (8 June 1913 - 16 February 2008)

Ann M. Austin, 94, of La Crosse formerly of Neillsville, died Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Bethany Riverside, La Crosse.

Ann was born June 8, 1913, in Caltrano, Italy, the daughter of Mary and Valentino Dall’olio. She married Merle Austin November 8, 1947, in Rockford, IL. Before marriage she worked in the garment industry in Rockford. After marriage they farmed in Illinois and Wisconsin. Ann was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville.

She is survived by one son, David (Jane) Austin of Marshfield; one daughter, Mary Fitzpatrick of La Crosse; eight grand-children, Kimberly Austin, Sarah (Kevin) Gadke, Kathleen (fiancé Callan Hackstaff), Heather, Molly, Amy, Daniel, and Kelly Fitzpatrick; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Bridget Gadke; one sister, Theresa Cascio, Rockford, IL; two brothers, Robert and Paul Dall’olio; and nieces and nephews, Judith Gilmore, Margaret Anderson, Nicholas Cascio Jr. and Jerome Cascio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle, in 1984, and one granddaughter, Ann Fitzpatrick.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville, with Rev. Woodrow Pace officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead.

Memorials may be directed to Catholic Charities, La Crosse.

Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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