U. S. NAVY VETERAN
Frank Augustine, 81, resident of Ellis Good Samaritan Center, died Friday, May, 1, 2009, at Hays Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1927, in Collyer to John M. and Clara (Schuster) Augustine. He was a 1947 graduate of Ellis High School. He married Juanita Weigel on Aug. 26, 1950, in Hays. He was a longtime Ellis businessman operating two businesses, Augustine's Electric and Augustine's Liquor, and drove a school bus for the Ellis school district for 10 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita; two sons, Daryl F. Augustine and wife, Sandy, Jeff L. Augustine and wife, Judy; a daughter, Henrietta M. Rupp and husband, James; a brother, Gary Augustine; two sisters, Lillie Lang; and Norma Lang; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric and Matthew Augustine, Jessica Portugal, Alanna Smith, Tori Hively, Joshua, Kristin, Clarissa, Tyler and Damian Rupp, and Chris and Mindy Lang; and seven great-grandchildren, Keaton, Kailee Augustine, Jace Shinette, Rhianna and Giada Smith, Kyle Portugal, and Brayden Hively.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lewis and Michael Augustine; three sisters, Teresa Herl, Sheila Carper and Rosie Duncan; and a great-grandson, Jackson Augustine.
Burial in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors by the Ellis Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Submitted by Gayle M. Garrett
Gayle M. Garrett ....WaKeeney, KS