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Arleigh Duane Austinson

September 12, 1946 — October 12, 2023

Lyle, Minnesota

Arleigh Duane Austinson

Arleigh Duane Austinson, age 77, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, October 12, 2023, at his home in Lyle, Minnesota. Arleigh was born on September 12, 1946, in Austin, Minnesota, to Lavern and Mildred (Heard) Austinson. He grew up on a farm east of Lyle with his brother, Carroll. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church. Arleigh attended Lyle Public School from K-12th grade, graduating in 1964. While in high school, he lettered in several sports and met his high school sweetheart, Gloria Hotson. The couple married in 1968 and were soon welcoming their three daughters, Heidi, Heather, and Hilary. Arleigh lived with four women; needless to say, he was a wonderful provider and pushover. He was a hard worker and spent 43 years working at Hormel Foods in Austin. Arleigh lived a full life consisting of cards, bowling, horseshoes, softball, and visiting his many friends and relatives, whom he cherished very much. He especially loved golfing during the summer months. He had relationships with people of all personalities and backgrounds. Arleigh was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor. Where there was laughter, there was Arleigh.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gloria Austinson of Lyle, MN; daughters, Heidi Austinson-Morrison of Jordan, MN, Heather Austinson of Lyle, MN, and Hilary Austinson (Kulshan Gandhok) of Prior Lake, MN; two granddaughters, Jadah Morrison of Jordan, MN and Bianca Austinson-Gandhok of Prior Lake, MN. Arleigh was preceded in death by his parents, Lavern and Mildred Austinson; brother, Carroll Austinson; and many close friends and relatives.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle, Minnesota. The visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. The funeral service will be livestreamed on Our Saviors Facebook page. Interment will be held at a later date in Woodbury Cemetery, Lyle, Minnesota. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Visitation

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Worlein Funeral Home - Austin

1801 4th Street NW, Austin, MN 55912

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Our Saviors Lutheran Church

103 Pershing Ave, Lyle, MN 55953

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Our Saviors Lutheran Church

103 Pershing Ave, Lyle, MN 55953

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