Austin James Jirikowic
February 15, 1995 - April 8, 2016
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wednesday 4/13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wednesday 4/13, 1:00 pm

Austin James Jirikowic, age 21, passed away unexpectedly on Friday April 8, 2016. Austin was born on February 15, 1995, the pride and joy of John and Julie (Dearth) Jirikowic. During his life Austin was active with the Boy Scouts; he also enjoyed camping, fishing, and four wheeling while growing up at both grandparents' cottages.…

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Katie Dearth Neuenschwander left a message on April 27, 2016:
So sorry to hear about your son's passing. My hearth goes out to you.
Lisa Miller left a message on April 14, 2016:
Dear Julie and John, I just heard of your tragedy. Although I never met Austin, after reading the beautiful messages about him, and the outpourings of love and support of ones who signed this guestbook, I can see what a fine young man you raised, and how great the love everyone had for him. That love will never end. Our hearts are all aching for you; I am sending hugs and support your way, and prayers for your comfort.
Mary and Jack left a message on April 13, 2016:
Austin will always be in our hearts, those beautiful blue eyes always sparkled and had a little devilish look. We will miss you, John and Julie you raised a wonderful boy and remember we are always here for you. Hugs and love.
Ellen & Jim Jirikowic left a message on April 13, 2016:
Julie and John, Tomorrow is Austin's funeral and it still doesn't seem real. Today I almost expected to see him as I turned around, but he wasn't there. But we've had two conversations and feel that he physically will be gone but his spirit is here and always will be. Memories will always be in your heart and mine. Hugs, Grandpa &Grandma; Jirikowic
Anne Miller (Keller) left a message on April 13, 2016:
Dear Julie and John, my heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. I will always have good memories of Austin's loving spirit and the fun he brought to so many people whose lives he touched. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
The Hansen Family left a message on April 13, 2016:
Heartbreaking to say a formal farewell to this young man, his spark extinguished much too soon. May Austin rest easy, free from the troubles of this world. Sending prayers to his family and friends, may they find some comfort in knowing how many hearts he touched. Cherish the memories and know he is with us in spirit. Much love and hugs.
Rocky / Yvonne Redepenning left a message on April 13, 2016:
Julie / John Yvonne & I are so sorry for your loss No parent should have to make arrangements to have a Funeral for their child. What a tragedy!!!
Karrie Laabs left a message on April 12, 2016:
Our deepest sympathy to you all!!
Seth Tritt left a message on April 12, 2016:
You are loved and missed brother.
Brenda Bill Campbell left a message on April 12, 2016:
So very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort. Bill and Brenda Campbell
Leon hill left a message on April 11, 2016:
Sorry for your loss, prayers & thoughts for you & your Family. From the Hills, Leon, Cari, Jonah, &Chloe;. Allen Hundt & family.
pam ossmann left a message on April 11, 2016:
Dear John and Julie, So sorry to hear of Austin's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this very difficult time. With sympathy, Pam and Dan Ossmann
The Coates Family left a message on April 11, 2016:
We are going to miss you kiddoe! You are so special to everyone of us. Words cannot describe our sadness of losing you in our lives. We are so very greatfull for the time we had with you Austin. Until we meet again....John and Julie be proud you raised a fine young man. We love you all.
Jeanne Jung, MMS Band left a message on April 11, 2016:
I am so sorry. AJ is one of those students I will never forget. He was a leader in Maplewood's band program and many students looked up to him. He had a kind heart and was always one of the first to reach out to anyone in need. He was very thoughtful and contributed to many deep discussions. He did often talk about his family and he was a very loyal friend. He will be missed! Praying for all who loved him.
Connie Regazzi left a message on April 11, 2016:
Austin...my heart is breaking. There will be so so many memories for us all to remember. You have spent many of days over many, many years with my family and you will be forever in our heart and memories. I feel like I have lost one of my own children. Rest In Peace Austin! John and Julie, we are here for you always. Love you all., Connie, Dawn and Kelsey
Julie Wojahn left a message on April 11, 2016:
Such a young soul who left too soon. Austin was one of my first students at Maplewood and he left a lasting impression. He was helpful and always went out of his way to greet me every day. My deepest sympathy to his family! May he rest in peace.
Cheri, Jeff & Corrie Riedl left a message on April 10, 2016:
WE are so sad to hear this. You are all in our prayers.
Jake Simon left a message on April 10, 2016:
I am so sorry for you and your families loss, John. My deepest sympathies go out to you. You guys will be in my families prayers.
Marcie Roberts left a message on April 10, 2016:
Austin you were so full of life. You were and always will be my brother. You lived your life to the fullest, more then what some of us can ever say. We were each other's support through out these years. I'm proud of the years we have has and the moments I will forever cherish. Julie and John my deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. I hope you will find peace in knowing and seeing all the Love your son gave to everyone. RIP
Coral Standiford left a message on April 10, 2016:
My condolences for your loss, many prayers coming your way
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jen McMahon left a message on April 10, 2016:
Julie and John we are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
E-Ben Grisby left a message on April 10, 2016:
Austin, I enjoyed teaching and connecting with you and your family over the years. Your humor and intelligence was infectious! You'll make 'em laugh on the other side!
John Rudat left a message on April 10, 2016:
R.I.P Austin I haven't talked to you in a few years, but when I was younger you were like a mentor to me, your father did a little bit of work with my dad and they had a good friendship.
Nick left a message on April 10, 2016:
Austin, from meeting you back a few years ago mma training, to talking to you through the years...you were a pretty awesome guy. I was quite shocked and deeply saddened upon hearing the news. I hope your in a better place now buddy. May we meet again.
Arielle left a message on April 10, 2016:
Austin has been nothing but a blessing in my life. Through some of my toughest times, he offered nothing but a genuine hug and a well timed joke. I could always count on him to make me smile. Months, years could go by and he'd talk to me like we never stopped. I could never begin to explain how much that has meant to me. Everyone who knew him is better for it, and I'm honored to have had the pleasure.
Deb bowers left a message on April 10, 2016:
You have my heart felt prayers. Love you both
Scott Schwab left a message on April 10, 2016:
I am so sorry....
Wil Krautkramer left a message on April 10, 2016:
Condolences to Austin's family and all those who loved him, including our Menasha Joint School District family. I enjoyed the time I had with Austin, who always had a nice word to say about his Menasha teaching family. RIP, brother.
Dawn Derouso left a message on April 10, 2016:
Austin you were such a good influence for so many boys in Boy Scouts! You really knew how to have a great time in everything you have done! I can say you will be missed by all of us who's lives you have touched! My deepest sympathy for you both John n Julie!!!
Tyler sternagel left a message on April 10, 2016:
We use to be like brothers and did so much together, it's been awhile since we talked but it killed me to hear the news, you'll be forever missed
JD left a message on April 10, 2016:
Your spirit was so contagious. You were and always will be loved and missed. Our last talk was not as awesome as most of the other ones, but no matter how we talked, there was always respect. This world will miss your great uplifting spirit. I will be thinking about your family and their selfless ways. You guys always help everyone you can, just like Austin. RIP
Roger & Bonnie Dearth left a message on April 10, 2016:
No words can say, Our thoughts and Prayer are with You, love Roger & Bonnie.
Betty jo Panure left a message on April 10, 2016:
Thoughts and Prayers for you Julie and your husband, family and friends.
Pat and Karen Boyce left a message on April 10, 2016:
No words can express our sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Quinn Recker left a message on April 10, 2016:
Really sucks to see him pass we havnt been in touch much of the recent two years but there was a good point in time we were good friends really wish we wouldve stayed in touch...
joanie nelis left a message on April 10, 2016:
so sorry to hear of the passing of Austin. i met him a few times when we went on some rides last summer. he was a nice kid..he will be missed
Shelley Taylor Olson left a message on April 10, 2016:
Autin You will be missed! Our condolence go out to your family and friends. We love you, we will never forget you. RIP hun
Maria left a message on April 10, 2016:
Our last talk was not on the greatest note. It was me telling you things you didnt want to hear. My heart is so heavy for your parents. You were the world to them. The world is darker without you.
Marc Guetzkow left a message on April 10, 2016:
So sorry to hear about this Julie and John. My prayers are with you.
Betty Hill left a message on April 10, 2016:
We will miss you Austin love you Uncle&aunt; Marv&Betty; Hill
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mary Ann Inman left a message on April 10, 2016:
I.am so sorry. No words can explain my how I feel.
Michelle A. Weston-Pucher left a message on April 10, 2016:
I am so sorry for your loss my prayers go to you.
Michelle A. Weston-Pucher left a message on April 10, 2016:
I am so sorry for your loss my prayers go to you.
Mary Koeller left a message on April 10, 2016:
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Austin very well but I do know it will be a sadder world without him.
Ashley- left a message on April 10, 2016:
You were such an awesome guy austin, even though I did not know you for very long you still had a huge impact on my life. Much Love my friend. Until we meet again.
Amy Cook left a message on April 10, 2016:
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Austin. He had an infectious personality and I really enjoyed having him as a student. He had a lot of talents and gifts. My condolences to all who love him.
Evin Chaulklin left a message on April 10, 2016:
Austin man you were so young... my heart is heavy. Thoughts of you have been racing through my brain... crazy i just seen you last week. You had a good heart and were always there for the people who needed you. Rest in peace brother. Im sorry to the family of austin also. My deepest condolences.
Suzette and Antonio Nunez left a message on April 10, 2016:
Our hearts break for you, Julie and John. Praying for you all.
Dustin Klinetob left a message on April 10, 2016:
I'm sorry death took you away and you'll always be remembered as a friend who helped anyone find warmth and joy from your loving heart. Peace with you man.
Janet Hoffman left a message on April 10, 2016:
I'm so sorry for your loss Julie and John. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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