Obit: Larry Austin, 67, Free Soil.

January 9, 2015

Larry D. Austin aged 67, of Free Soil, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon following a very brief illness.  Larry was born on August 21, 1947 in Ludington, and was the son of Don and Nellie Butler of Scottville.  He graduated fromMason County Central High School with the class of l965, and furthered his education at Eastern Michigan University and Northwestern College, before going to work for Mason County Cold Storage.  He retired from Cold Storage after nearly 40 years of working there.

Larry had a passion for boating and spent many summers helping out in the charter fishing circles.  He would describe the perfect day as “grilling a great steak, listening to Beach Boys music, and spending time on the water with his family and friends.”

Larry will be greatly missed by his lifelong friend and companion, Lynnette (Lynn Langfeldt) Delaney of Grand Rapids; Lynn’s daughters, Kristin (David) Quinn and family of Scottville, and Tina Delaney of Grand Rapids; his neighbor and close friend, Ron Stimes of Freesoil; and many other friends he met along the way.

A celebration of his life will be held in Ludington at a date to be announced later.  Those who wish to make a contribution in Larry memory can do so to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please visit Larry’s personal me memory page at to leave a tribute of Larry for his family, or to light a candle in his memory.



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