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Austin Rasing

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Austin Lee Rasing age 26, of Ionia, IA, died Friday, May 24, 2019, at his home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, New Hampton with Pastor Candreah Carey presiding. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Saturday. Austin Lee Rasing was born October 6, 1992, in Waterloo, IA, the son of Wayne and Marjorie (McGill) Rasing. He received his education in New Hampton and was a graduate of the New Hampton High School class of 2011. Shortly after graduating he adopted his dog Koa. He looked forward to coming home to her and the great joy she brought him. Austin was a hard worker and could often be found helping his friends and family. He met and began dating Samanda Parham in June of 2016, and on November 3rd in 2017 their son Thompson Joseph Rasing was born. Their children meant the world to him. Spending time with his family brought him great happiness and joy. He loved the outdoors, 4 wheeling and spending time with his friends. Every November 1st Austin looked forward to going camping with the guys for a man's retreat - a weekend of fun at Denny Walter's, just southeast of Elkader. No girls allowed. Austin was a trickster, and you never really knew what to expect from him. He liked to give his brothers guff any chance he could, and they did the same. He will be greatly missed by those he left behind. Survivors include his son, Thompson Rasing; his step-daughter, Jaicee Ford; the children’s mother, Samanda Parham; his parents, Wayne and Marge Rasing of New Hampton; two brothers, James Rasing, Andrew Rasing both of New Hampton; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edwin and Anna Marie Rasing, James and Beatrice McGill.

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  1. You were my best friend, the love of my life, and the best father I could have ever asked for my children. I will never forget the day you told me that you loved me the first time. Or the day we found out Thompson was a boy. I promise he will know you. Regardless of our turmoil I’ll never stop loving you.

  2. our thoughts and prayers for his family and friends , He will greatly missed………….hugz

  3. Dear family. I am very sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one, Austin. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and also Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all of the many causes we have for suffering, including sickness, pain & death. Knowing these truths have always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts from the Bible will likewise comfort your family and will also ease some of your pain during this most difficult time in your lives. I have also found very comforting information about what hope there is for our deceased loved ones on jw.org.

  4. My heart breaks for you guys. I am so very sorry. I pray the Lord will bring you strength and comfort during this terrible time. I Love you guys..🙏🏽💔🙏🏽

  5. So sorry to hear of Austin’s passing know that my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  6. Austin was silly at times and very helpful. He loved his son to the moon and back!! He was good to Jaicee and claimed her as his own when he didn’t have too. He loved Sammi a bunch. Fly high Austin, watch over the “littles” and the rest of the people you loved!!

  7. Playing cards or dice games at the family reunion. The teasing, the banter among immediate family, and just having a good time. Once, walking the trail at Pikes Peak with a couple of the boys … getting to know the family better. A kind of spirit connection with Austin that may enhance understanding. I’ll miss you.

  8. For Samanda Jo, Remembering a time when an invite to your wedding to Austin might be forth coming. Hoping it was delayed and would happen after the birth of your little guy, Thompson. I treasure this memory! Presently, I have this image of a plane in a tail spin, that can’t be stopped, and the pilot can’t get out. I’ve only met you once, but I know how highly you are thought of and how much Austin cared. Hope this helps.

  9. Andrew and family sorry to hear about Austin. Austin u made your mom and dad pround of u. U where a good kid never will forget I first meat u after a had known your uncle. Your mom and dad will miss u and so will your brother. Until we meet again your brother Andrew classmate Brittany Kuecker

  10. Marge & Family, You Are In My Thoughts & Prayers. I Was So Shocked & Sad When I Heard He Had Passed. He Was In Love, Had a Son & A Daughter, A Life Cut Too Short. May God Give You Strength, Family Bonds & Peace. He Lives Eternal With Our Lord. God Bless You, Love & Cherish the Memories.

  11. My little family has countless memories that involve Austin.Some are pretty timid,some not so much,lol.But,they are all amazing and we will cherish them forever.He was such an awesome guy and great friend to Colter,myself and our girls.His smile was contagious and was always making us(and others)laugh.He will be greatly missed by us,as well many more.Prayers&positive vibes to his now free spirit and to all of his loved ones.Love ya bud,until we meet again. P.S.Colter wanted me to mention when he was super thirsty for pepsi max,haha.😂 P.P.S.The candle we lit for you,I chose specifically because the colors represent our favorite goofy ginger,who we will truly miss.😞❤💛

  12. Sending prayers to Austins family, Wish there was something I could do to ease your pain. Please know I am only a phone call away if you need to talk. Karen Vandeventer

  13. We are sending love and healing thoughts to Austin’s family and friends.❤ Austin was a great person and an awesome father. He will be missed by many.

  14. Austin was an amazing man and father. He was always doting over his little son, Thompson. We had a few phone calls over the past couple of months, and Thompson was always the front and center topic.

    And I will never forget how supportive he was when my father (his uncle) was declining in health. All the way up until the day my dad passed away. Austin was there. And I know they are up in heaven together now.

    But let me tell you about a little adventure we did together later than summer, in 2015. I was at transition point of life soon after my dad died, and needed a long road trip somewhere. Austin joined me at the last minute for a week-long road trip to New York City. There was no particular reason to go to NYC, but I was ready for a trip, he was happy to join. We could’ve gone any other direction just as well. Of course we didn’t do the direct route. We did a long meandering trip, stopping by out-of-the-way places we wanted to see, like Green Bay, where we toured Lambeau Field to see where his beloved Packers play. We also spent about half a day in downtown Milwaukee, doing a “self-guided tour” and marveling at the beauty of the huge decaying abandoned Pabst and Schlitz brewery complexes. He liked manly macro beer out of the can, like Old Milwaukee. When I’d order a more expensive craft micro beer, he’d politely disapprove. When we finally got to NYC, we explored all over lower and mid Manhattan on foot. Walked across Brooklyn Bridge at midnight. And he loved the Old Fashioned whiskey drink we got at a little place in Brooklyn. He still talked about that drink years later. We stayed in NYC until the last possible moment, and then took turns driving all the way back to Iowa, rotating between driving and sleeping. No time or need for a hotel. Made it back just in time for him to clock in for his shift at Ameritec Maching Inc. He wasn’t late.

  15. Wayne – I am so sorry to read of Austin’s passing. From reading the tributes, he was a guy full of zest for life. My deepest sympathy to you and Marge on the loss of your beautiful son.

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