Michael K. Austin

Michael K. Austin

Michael (Augie, Mikey) Austin, 56, formerly of Pawnee, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 after a strong battle with pancreatic cancer. 

He was born October 5, 1964, the son of Kenneth and JoAnn Austin. He married Jodee Dinora in 2011.

Mike grew up in Pawnee and graduated high school in 1982. He was part of the Ray Lytle’s Morning Disaster until 2006 and he worked at Shaner’s for six years. Since 2000, he has been owner/operator of Mikey’s Entertainment and has helped local fairs and bands with booking needs. He was also the emcee at the Bud Light tent at the Illinois State Fair for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jodee Dinora Austin; daughters, Sydnee Dinora-Austin and Kim (Luke Weatherby) of Dawson; sons, Eric (Krista) of Athens and Brandon (Cana) of Springfield; two grandchildren and sister, Pat (Jim) Mileham of Riverton.

Services were held Monday, October 11, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Shane Baker officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Navy Club Ship #32 Auxiliary, c/o Evalin Woollen, 2804 Ridge Ave, Springfield, IL 62702. Staab Funeral Home, Springfield was in charge of arrangements.