Where Caring Is A Family Tradition
Austin Jeffrey Millard, of Butte des Morts, died Sunday, November 6, 2022, at the age of 28, joining his Nanny and Papa in Heaven. He was born December 2, 1993, in Kenosha to Bruce and Lori (Jensen) Millard. Austin graduated from Winneconne High School in 2013, and was a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College. On May 30, 2014, he began his military career in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of Unit 1157. Austin married his high school sweetheart, Hannah Engstrom, on June 17, 2017. He was most proud of being a girl dad to Charlee Lou, Oaklee Anne, and Roree Jensen, and loved cooking breakfast for them when he could. Austin worked at Hydrite Chemical in Oshkosh. He was very family oriented and enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing with his father-in-law and Zach, steak and fish frys, and loved the Packers and Cubs. Austin had a huge heart and a smile that could light up a room-paired with a contagious laugh that made him an easy man to love. He made every moment with him a personal one and loved making people happy. Austin was always there to help anyone who needed him. He had a great work ethic and was a great friend and mentor to his soldiers.
Austin was a loving husband, father, son, and brother, and will be missed by: his wife, Hannah Ashlee (Engstrom) Millard; three daughters, Charlee Lou Millard (age 6), Oaklee Anne Millard (age 4.5), Roree Jensen Millard (age 3); his mother, Lori (Jensen) Millard; his father, Bruce (Tracy) Millard; sister, Megan Millard (Nick Lauer); uncle, mentor and biggest role model, Jeff (Rachel) Jensen, cousin, Munko Jensen; uncle, David (Jane) Vite, cousins, Amanda (Chris) Burke, Gretchen (Aaron) LeMay; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Terry and Beth Redmann; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Quinn and Jason Easton; cousins of Hannah, Brice (Lisa) Easton, Kallen (Abby) Easton; and many other relatives, friends, and fellow military brothers and sisters.
Preceding Austin in death were grandparents, Earl “Papa” and Mary Lou “Nanny” Jensen.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church 6090 Harbour South Winneconne (corner of Harbour South and Hwy 116). A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Kevin Heffernan officiating. Military honors will follow.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established for suicide prevention.
Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.
Karen Vander Velde wrote on November 11, 2022
Austin you will be greatly missed. Prayers for your entire family.
Taddy Family (Shannon, Christopher, Addie,ella,miles,Simon) wrote on November 11, 2022
Our deepest condolences and all of our love pour out to you and your beautiful babies. We will be watchful for the suicide memorial that we will be able to contribute to. You’ll be in our thoughts
Rita Kratz wrote on November 9, 2022
Love you forever, Austin. ?? Dave and Rita
Tami Burns wrote on November 9, 2022
I'm so very sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Kathy & Scott Krieger wrote on November 9, 2022
Hannah, Lori, and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Austin was an amazing young man! Our prayers are with you during this very sad time.
Russ and Linda Tennessen wrote on November 9, 2022
So very sorry. This is an unimaginable loss and we are praying for your family. Love Russ & Linda
Brenda Wilusz wrote on November 9, 2022
This breaks my heart for all of you, including Austin. Sending prayers of peace to you all.