Christopher L. Austin, 48, Harvard, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at his home.
He was born Oct. 3, 1966, to Dwight and Lucille (Wakeley) Austin in Woodstock.
On Sept. 5, 1998, he married Tamara Lawell in Fort Atkinson, Wis. He was a faithful member of Grace Church, Walworth, Wis. He graduated from Woodstock Community High School in 1984. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from South Dakota State University.
He worked for more than 10 years as a chemist in quality control for the dairy division of Deans Food. He enjoyed long-distance running and was known to have a great sense of humor. He was passionate about dairy farming.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; a son, Levi Austin; a daughter, Kayla Austin; two brothers, Ronald (Kimberly) Austin and Jeffrey (Linda) Austin; a sister, Jill Austin; his father- and mother-in-law, Brian and Mary Lawell; a brother-in-law, David (Jessy) Lawell; a sister-in-law, Lorie (Robert) Daye; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Andrew. Visitation was Jan. 12 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral was at Grace Church, Walworth. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock.
Memorials can be made to Grace Church, 500 S. Main St., Walworth, WI 53184.