In Memory of

Jill M. Austin

December 29, 1961 - June 9, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Jill M. Austin 57, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her home following a lengthy illness.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Rockwell City. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, with a Parish Rosary at 4:00 p.m.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Jill is survived by her husband Doyle “PeeWee”; daughter, Jenna Austin and granddaughter Arlynn Marie of Rockwell City, daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Doug LeMonds and grandchildren, Brenley, Kysen, and Kennan;  sister Peggy (Danny) Brown of Ankeny; brothers, Roger (Joyce) Hammen of Ames and Philip (Shelly) Hammen of Rockwell City; sisters-in-law, DeLayne (Tom) Herbers of Carroll, and Bobbi Austin of Sioux City; brother-in-law Darlo (Janet) Austin of Sac City; nieces and nephews, Nicholas, Jarrad, Brandon, Trent (Jessica), Tara (Cory), Kaley (Byron), Brandon, Nicole, Justin (Madelaine), and Keely; other relatives and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Zeno “Junior” and Luella “Lolly” (Haack) Hammen; brother Bruce Hammen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Bernette Austin; brother-in-law Daryl Austin; and special friend, Shari Kalkwarf.

     Jill Marie Hammen Austin was born December 29, 1961 at Fort Dodge.  She graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1980, and graduated from La`James College in Fort Dodge.  On September 1, 1984 she was united in marriage to Doyle “PeeWee” Austin at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City.  The couple lived in Sac City for a short time before establishing their home in Rockwell City.  Jill worked for Juvenile Corrections for many years until her retirement due to her health.  As a youth, Jill enjoyed harness horse racing with her father.  She also loved gardening with her brother Phil, her flowers, and riding motorcycle with her husband.  Most of all, Jill loved her husband, her children, and her grandchildren.  She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

SERVICES
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. - Thursday
June 13, 2019
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Father Lynn Bruch
VISITATION
Parish Rosary
4:00 p.m. - Wednesday
June 12, 2019
Visitation
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
MUSIC
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Dawn Williamson
St. Francis Parish Choir
INTERMENT
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa

Condolences

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:17 PM
“So sorry to hear about Jill's passing. She was an inspirational to everyone. I will miss seeing her laugh and smiling face. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Pat Rose

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:37 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the family of Jill. I have many fond memories of Jill from our days with the class of 1980. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jill and her family.”
- Vince Collison

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:05 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Deeply sorry for your loss.”
- Terry & Vicki Brown

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:05 PM
“My sincerest condolences to all family & friends of Jill. She was a true joy to know, very kind, and always had a smile and something pleasant to say. Jill will be very missed by countless others. ”
- Dean Lindeman

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:14 AM
“Stunned and deeply saddened by Jill's passing. Ours thoughts are with the entire Hammen family. ”
- david esmay

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:26 AM
“To all of Jill’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Kitty”
- Kitty Hammen

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 8:53 AM
“My heart goes out to the families if Jill. She was an amazing woman, I appreciated her as a friend, always there if you needed anything. Prayers and hugs and god to get you through.”
- Shelly and Ray Teagu

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:12 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. ”
- Rob and Pam Wise

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:12 AM
“My condolences to Jill's family and friends. Jill was quick to befriend everyone she met, even in passing, offered support, hugs, and an ear. She will be missed.”
- Marsha Berner

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:11 AM
“Our condolences to Doyle and the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Dan Clark (IPI)”
- Dan Clark

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:02 PM
“Jill was an amazing woman with such a great smile & friendly personality. When I moved to northern Iowa she was soo easy to get to know and I truly appreciated her giving me her time!”
- Becky Sexton

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:13 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss, Peg and Phil and the rest of the family. She was so friendly and I really enjoyed our talks about her beautiful flowers and her dogs. A warm and caring woman - she will be missed.”
- Dori Snow

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:12 PM
“She definitely will be missed!! So sad to lose a dear friend, we had a lot of good times together. PeeWee, Amber, & Jenna may the good Lord keep his loving arms around you all at this time of sorrow & always! She love so deep & dearly. RIP my dear friend!!”
- Craig & Lisa Collins

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:48 PM
“Hugs and prayers to Pee Wee and family. ”
- Nancy Cornelius

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:33 PM
“I'm very sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers.”
- Shelly Quail

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:33 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. She always had a smile on her face and so very proud of her family. She will be deeply missed
Love the Wheelers”
- Dale and Stephanie Wheeler

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:31 PM
“rest in peace young lady rest in peace”
- charlie "tuna" Schnirring

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:31 PM
“To the family of Jill Austin, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Lori and Bob Randall”
- Lori Hansen

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:31 PM
“I love you all. My best memories were spent at the Austin home eating lots of food and laughing until our guts hurt. We had bond fires, grill outs, and of course NO ONE should forget good old Lucy. Your mother taught me so much about dogs and how to raise them right. Your mom taught me to not care of others opinions and to love yourself fiercely as well as your friends and family. Your mom taught me the value of family, love and standing up for what you believe in, even if it meant you were the only one standing. She loved you girls so much and was so proud of you. I’ll see you Wednesday. I’m here for you 24/7. Love Kowwy ”
- Kory McCurdy

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:31 PM
“Pee Wee, Amber, and lil Jenna....I'm soooo very sorry to hear this...she was the best. Let God wrap his arms around you and you the strength and comfort and courage you need through this very tragic journey in your lives. Hugs. ”
- Nicci Timmerman

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM
“Phil, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
“The ZEP Lady””
- Marjean O’Bannon

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 4:04 PM
“I am soooo sorry for your loss. She was always smiling, kind and friendly. I will miss seeing her happy face. ”
- Julie Ginther

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:56 PM
“To the Hammen Family, so sorry for your loss. Jill was a friend to everyone. She is up there smiling down on you all. ❤️”
- Martin and Peggy Hildreth

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:29 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss! Such a sweet soul”
- Rose Baker Harjes

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:50 PM
“What a very caring and thoughtful person. Always had a smile!!”
- Joe Feld

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:50 PM
“Prayers and heartfelt sympathies for the family . Jill was a sweet sunshine soul ! ”
- Tess

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:05 PM
“Many thoughts and prayers and so much love to Jill's family. She was a very special lady and a friend for many many years. Another angel has gained her wings. May God bless you all!”
- Lorri McClintock


Send Your Condolences
Get new obituaries sent directly to your email: