Tom Austin, 43, died in his home on Saturday September 21st, 2019, after succumbing to chronic health issues.
Tom was born in Carson City, NV to Robert A. Austin, Sr. and the late Cheryl Jean (Brown-Austin) Payne on January 5, 1976. He joined brothers Robert and Michael Austin at that time, and was greeted by his younger brother Rickie the following year.
The family lived in various locations “out west” until relocating to Marinette, WI around 1990. Tom graduated from Marinette High School in 1994. It was there that he met lifelong friends and his future wife, Kelli (Richer) Austin.
Tom and Kelli moved to Green Bay, WI in 1997. 1998 brought the birth of Tom’s son, Joshua Thomas. Fatherhood suited him, and Josh was the greatest joy in his life, until Cecelia Ann came three years later. There was enough joy for both kids, with Tom taking a year off of work to be a stay at home dad with Cece.
Tom worked numerous jobs over his years in Green Bay, always choosing positions that allowed him to be involved...