Michael D. Austin, age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 15, 2020. He was born in Eau Claire, WI on November 5, 1958 to the late James and Minnie (Houterman) Austin.
He had a wide range of interests which included anything mechanical; raising huskies and competitive dog sledding in northern WI and MN and an expert motorcyclist riding his Harley on roads for pleasure and his racing bikes at Elkhart Lake's Road America. After a year at UW-Platteville, he decided a life on the road was his next adventure and became a long-haul trucker and spent his working life in various aspects of the trucking industry. He was a successful real estate investor in the Fox Valley. He had a great smile and wonderful laugh.
Michael is survived by four siblings: Jane Austin, Kathryn (Daniel) Schierl, William (Susan) Austin, James Austin Jr.; nieces and nephews: Mallory Nichols, Kelly and John Austin, Danny, James, Christopher and Sarah Schierl; and his girlfriend, Pamela Monroe.
Per Michael’s wishes no formal services will be held.
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