Jon Marc Augustin
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Jon Marc Augustin, age 51 of Crofton, Nebraska died unexpectantly on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his residence.

A Private family Memorial Service will be on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, SD with the Rev. Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at a later date. Visitation with the family present will be on Wednesday from 5-7:00 p.m. with a time of sharing at 6:30 p.m. at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, SD.

Jon Marc was born on June 12, 1963 to Norris C. and Leora M. (Rippen) Augustin in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

He lived in Blue Hill, Nebraska until 1965, then moved with family to Columbus where he was graduated from Columbus High School in 1981. He attended Central Community College in Columbus earning a business degree. Jon was employed in Denver, later returning to Lohr Petroleum in Columbus and then to Kaneb Pipeline from 1990 to 1999. He married Kiyvon D'Ette Saunders December 31, 1991 in Yankton, SD. Jon worked as a utility line foreman for E.C.I. in Yankton and was currently employed as a broadband technician for Great Plains Communications.

Jon was a kind and caring man, loving husband and father. He was a rugged outdoorsman and sportsman with an amazing flair for and love of the shooting sports. Jon and Kiyvon worked hard to teach their boys the important things in life and he was fiercely proud of their remarkable academic achievements and careers. As an accomplished craftsman, engineer, fabricator and welder, Jon built many things that will last centuries! He and Kiyvon built a beautiful home together that is a testament to his talents and her skill and impeccable taste, as well as being the greatest place on earth to rear three boys. His wit and sense of humor brought smiles to everyone around him, and his unmistakable laugh was contagious. If you were friends with Jon, you had a trusted friend for life.

Jon is survived by his wife Kiyvon of Crofton; three sons, Jesse Augustin of Ogallala, Tommy Augustin of Kearney, and Cory Augustin of Crofton; parents Norry and Lee Augustin of Columbus, sister Jaci Augustin of Ceresco, niece Jena Augustin of Columbus, brother-in-law Thaine and wife Peg Saunders of Duncan, father-in-law Tom Saunders of Omaha, NE.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jay Augustin.

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Kiyvon and Family - praying for you all during this difficult time. May the Lord bless you with some peace and comfort.

Allison Diedrichsen

Kiyvon and Family - My Sympathies. Jon was a dear friend of mine from High School. So many great memories. He will be missed!

Laurel Brunken

Kiyvon, Jesse, Tommy, and Cory I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to you.......I love you all !!

Reggie Davenport

Kiyvon and kids - I am heartbroken for all of you. Kiyvon, I know you are strong but if you need to lean on us your Avera Sacred Heart family is there for you -please don't hesitate if you need something. My heart hurts for all of you.

Jo Herman

To the Augustin family- Theresa and my prayers go out to all of you Kiyvon, Jesse,Tom and Cory. I will miss my friend Jon deeply. To Kiyvon and the boys please know that if there is anything Theresa and I can do please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom and Theresa Dion

Kiyvon, Jesse, Tommy and Cory - We the Bossman Family are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying strength and comfort to you. Let us know if we can do anything.

Karla Bossman

Kiyvon and family-

I am so sorry for your loss. I want to echo what Jo Herman said about your Avera family being here for you-please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. My prayers are with you!

Renae Brooks

To Jon's Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jon. Jon is one of a kind and I will miss the smiles he always brought me when we were working on something.

Tammi Hovendick

Kiyvon, I am so sorry to hear about Jon. I am sending prayers and big hugs to you and the boys. If there is anything I can help with please let me know.

Your friend, Brenda Brandt

To Jon's family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jon and will miss the smiles that Jon always gave me when we were working on something.

Tammi Hovendick

To Jon's family - I worked with Jon for the last eight years and he always made me laugh every time I talked to him. Jon will be truly miss by all. It won't be the same calling about tickets for the towns he covered.

Mike Olsen

Kiyvon and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Jon, I remember him so well of the days when he was in the New World Singers, he will be missed.

Lynne Hoff Shonka

Sending our condolences to you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joyce and Terry Woodbury

To Jon's Family;

All of you were such an important part of my high school days....they are filled with wonderful memories of being in "New World Singers," Musicals, Running on the track behind your house, fishing on the canal, losing trucks in the canal, rolling trucks and snipe hunting. My heart goes out to you and it is so hard to see you go through this. Please know I am lifting you in prayer. May the Lord give you peace that passes understanding.

Cathy Lococo-Gamble

To Jon's family.May God Bless each and every day. There are no words that can heal the pain that you are feeling right now. We will keep you in our prayers.

Lora VanDenburg

To Jon's family, Kiyvon, Jesse, Tom, Cory, parents and sister. I am so sorry for the loss of Jon, it is a shock and you are all in my thoughts. May your memories give you the support you need at this sad time.

Love, Schlo

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Chad and Karen Altwine

I am so sorry to hear of Jon's passing. I only worked with Jon for a year but he was always such a character to talk to when he was calling in about a customer or an account. You could literally feel his smile coming through the phone. Heaven gained an angel. Even though it may seem hard at times, you can rest assured that Jon will make sure the phone lines from Heaven are always open and ready to hear from you.

Jill Eisenhauer

Kiyvon and family Words cannot express how sad we feel right now please know you are all in our prayers and thoughts!!!

Roger and Michele wiig

Kiyvon, Jesse, Tommy and Cory, I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sheila Lewis

Jaci, My thoughts are with you. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jon's passing. He was one in a million. The great times we all had in Columbus were countless. Although I have not seen Jon in years, he will always hold a special place in my heart. If anyone could bring a smile to those was Jon. Peace be with you and your family.

Suzette Carrig

To the Augustin family, I also worked with Jon. He always knew the answer, no matte what my question was. So many of his colleagues have spoken highly of him over the years. We will miss him.

Emily Andersn

Thoughts and prayers for all of Jon's family. So many memories with the Saunders and Augustins. Peace be with you during this very difficult time.

Cherie Van Dyke (Bartee)

Deepest Sympathy to Kiyvon and the rest of the family, Jon was my mechanic in Columbus, He was a great guy, full of jokes, also enjoyed the time i spent with you, Please be at peace knowing he is with our Lord Jesus Christ . Many prayers for you, your children and the family.

Deb Love Franz

Norry, Lee, and Jaci Our condolences to you and Jon's family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob and Joyce Schmid


I am so sorry for the loss of your Brother. I pray that God give you and the family a sense of peace and strength during this difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you so much.

Micki B

Kyvon and boys, Norry, Lee, Tom I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for all of you. My thoughts and prayers for you at this difficult time

Karen Senften

Dear Nory, Lee & family

I am so so sorry. Know that love and prayers are being sent your way. Wish I could be there

Julie Graham

To Jons entire family, you have our deepest sympathy! Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you! God bless!

Lori Bierman, Jason Micek, and Billy Drozd

Kiyvon & Family, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in memories. Peace & prayers to you during this time.

Terrell Mackey

Kiyvon, Jesse, Tommy, Cory, Norris, Leora and Jaci. I am very saddened to hear of Jon's passing. My heart is heavy. I always enjoyed talking to him. Now he is up above joining Jay and Tom(Ryan) once again. May the strength and closeness of your loved ones guide you through this trying time. Peace with you all.

Dana Wessel

To Jon's family, especially his Mom,

I cannot express my feelings at hearing of Jon's passing. We had a lot of fun in choir classes and on trips. Seeing his picture brings back so many memories. Days later I still find it difficult to comprehend that he is gone, although I have not seen him in decades.

Please accept my deepest sympathies and sincerest wishes of peace to you all.

Douglas A. Wessel

Norry, Lee, Jaci, Kiyvon and all the family -- Our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time. Even though it had been quite some time since I had seen Jon, he always had a big smile, a hearty laugh, and a story to share about the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Stacey & Ron Brooks

Kiyvon and Family you have my deepest sympathy!

Don Paczosa

Kiyvon and family, I wish my deepest sympathy on the loss of Jon.

My prayers and support are with all of you.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz

So very sad to hear of Jon's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all at this time. Jon was our go to for all our phone problems at Wynot Public Schools. He was always smiling and joking around with us. Such a pleasure to have known him. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you.

Donna Noecker ~ Secretary at WPS

Kiyvon and sons: We are deeply saddened by the loss of your dear husband and father, Jon. Kiyvon, we haven't seen you for years but will always remember your sweet personality. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Just as you would in a flower garden, the Lord only picks the best. Hold all the fond memories of Jon in your heart as they will provide you with strength until you are together again.

Ron & Rita Trofholz

to ky and family,i am so sorry for your loss.john and I always had good times together laughing and hanging out on main street and cruising motorcycles.may he ride free

gregory j wessel

Lee, Norry, Jace and Jon's family: I was both shocked and saddened to get news this morning of Jon's passing. Aside from knowing the Augustin family, I had the pleasure of having Jon in one of my classes at the college. Once meeting Jon, you couldn't forget the sparkle in his eyes, the mischief, and his wonderful way of enjoying the moment! He was a blessing, and my heart goes out to all of you in your loss.

Ellen Lake, Omaha

We are so sorry to hear of the death of your husband father and son. You will be in our prayers. Know that he is now your guardian angel watching over his family. Take care of yourself.

Doris Van Dyke & Alana Berlin

Norry, Lee, Jaci, Kiyvon and all the family, Our sincere sympathy goes out to your sorrow of a lost loved one. I knew Jon through his parents, who raised a Blessed Son....may we always remember is smile was just one of his traits that warmed everyone he met. Prayers for your faith to continue to grow in this time we question of Why!

Kevin/Carol Wagner

My thought and prayers are with Jon's family at this very difficult time. Jon was a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with Jon over the years. He will truly be missed by all of us at GPC.

Mary Conn

Kiyvon and family, Norry and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry to hear about Jon. I have fond memories of Jon from high school...He always had a smile on his face, that would light up a room. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Tracey Price

Jesse and family, your NPPD family here in Ogallala are so very sorry for your great loss. We didn't know your dad, but if he was anything like you he was a good guy. We wanted you to know you and your family are in out thoughts and you all have our deepest sympathy.

Ogallala NPPD Office

I am so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Stephanie Weber Hunke

Dear Norry, Lee and family, My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Scott Engdahl

Thinking of you! Prayers! Been years my friend.... Video brought back many haircut days!

Becky Schmidt

With deepest sympathy to your family. Jon was a classmate.

Connie Seda Johnson

Kiyvon - My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family with the loss of Jon, you are all in my thoughts a prayers and wish that I could be there to give you a hug personally. Please feel free to contact me to just sit and reminisce and visit again, over the years I have missed my friends and I always enjoyed to friendship that we shared. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this deepest time of loss for you and your family. To my almost cousin that we called each other.

Deb Staroscik Miller

My deepest sympathies to the Augustin family. Jon was a fun loving great guy. We were neighbors growing up and spent many years playing football and army and cowboys and Indians and all the neighborhood games with Jon and Jay and Jacie. Jon was the nicest guy. It is sad to hear he ( as well as Jay) my dear friends went too soon. With much love to my old neighbors and life long friends

-Cory Schwartz

Norry, Lee, and family. I got behind on my newspapers this week, and just now discovered Jon's obituary in the paper. I am stunned and overwhelmed by the news that you have lost another son. My heart cries for all of you.

Charlotte Griffith

We are devastated to learn of Jon's passing. May you find peace.

Holly Miller and Kevin Stout

Kiyvon and family, I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss for you and your family, I worked with Jon at Kaneb

Bob Hochstein

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