John P. Augustine
John P. Augustine, “Augie”, age 67, of Appleton WI, passed away on April 20, 2013, after spending his last day with his family. John was a strong but humble man who shared his strength and wisdom with others, often when nobody was looking. John fought for our country in Vietnam. John taught others from his experience. John loved the arts, culture and music. A friend and former band mate said John, “Had a unique guitar tone, like no other.” A fishing friend said, “It didn’t matter what lake you were on, John knew that lake well and were the fish were – like the musky whisperer.” Some of John’s notable achievements are forever captured in pictures from all his kids’ college graduations, his youngest son’s wedding and winning a husband and wife musky fishing tournament. John was passionate about history, current events and his career in journalism and media. John worked for Midwest Communications as media marketing consultant until his last days. John lived a good Irish Catholic life and he frequently visited the sick and said prayers for everyone in his life. Some say John worried often, but the reality is that he cared that much and always put others first. John spent his final years sharing advice and wisdom with his wife and children, preparing them to be strong but humble leaders and to help people laugh and smile. John is survived by his loving wife Kathy and his sons; Nick, Matt, Ted, and daughter-in-law, Carra. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton with the Rev. Gerald Falk officiating. Family and friends may visit at the church on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the mass. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, WI. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.valleyfh.com.
A special thank you to the medical staff that assisted John and his family during the past few weeks.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 21, 2013