Floyd William Augustin (Hartsel)

Born: Mon., Jan. 20, 1930
Died: Fri., Jul. 10, 2020


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Floyd William Augustin (“Augie”) was born January 20, 1930 in Palisade, NE. He passed away peacefully on July 10, 2020 in his Hartsel, CO home at the age of 90.

Floyd came from a strong German background and was born into the Great Depression, which undoubtedly formed the foundation for his work ethic and desire to be self-sufficient. Floyd had a great sense of adventure and loved to fly. He owned an airplane before he ever even owned an automobile. Floyd was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He served for two years in Alaska (1951-1953) and advanced to the rank of sergeant. Floyd described this experience as instilling in him great discipline. He loved to build and create and therefore was an amazing and disciplined carpenter/ builder. He owned his own drywall company and was a project foreman for a home construction company. He also loved woodworking and created so many beautiful and intricate pieces out of wood and stone.
Floyd has often said he met his soul mate and was blessed to marry the love of his life, Marilyn Jean (Blenner) Augustin. Together they raised three sons. They were an untraditional couple at the time, in that they truly shared all roles and responsibilities around the house and in life generally. It is clear this was a way for them to get to spend more time together. Floyd was always working with his hands and wanted to instill so many of his hardworking values into his sons and he very much did. Marilyn sadly passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65 and left Floyd and their sons way too soon. Floyd, suffering from a broken heart, poured everything he had into finding a place to spend the next chapter of his life. He purchased a beautiful piece of land in Hartsel, CO and with his own two hands built a new home from the ground up at the age of 72. He wanted this to be a place he could peacefully live out his life and that is exactly what he did. It’s almost as if he wrote his own ending and he was ready. He’d been away from Marilyn for far too long. He passed peacefully in that home he built and is now reunited with his soul mate.

He is survived by his family who will desperately miss him, but who are so very grateful for all the time they spent with him and all the invaluable things he taught and shared with them: sons Craig, Kurt, and Mark; grandchildren Ashley, Caleb, Beau, Kyle, and Ian; great-grandchildren Maren, Emma, and Damian; and his brother Roy.

Floyd was so many things: artistic, creative, hardworking, honorable, loving, comforting and resilient.  He was a trusted and calming presence and the best husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend.

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