Everyone at Cowsmopolitan wishes to share our most sincere condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Wisconsin Junior dairy enthusiast Austin Martin of Milton, who passed away April 16th, after a long battle against cancer.
Austin Joseph Martin, 13, of Milton, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at UW Children’s Hospital on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, with his family by his side after a 3 ½ year battle against cancer.
Austin was born January 1, 2004, to Joe and Bonnie Martin. Austin was a 7th grade student at Milton Middle School where he enjoyed going to class, playing his trumpet, and hanging with friends. Austin lived life to the fullest. He was involved in many sports including football, basketball, and baseball. He truly enjoyed his time at the Rock County 4-H Fair every year and last year at the Wisconsin State Fair showing his dairy cattle and chickens. He looked forward to being with his dad doing anything farm related. He was the king of Legos, finishing any kit in no time flat. Austin loved music and knew the words to practically every song. He enjoyed playing with friends on X-Box, especially his farming simulator game. Austin, his sister, Abigail, and his brother, Evan, enjoyed spending time up north at the cabin each summer, hiking, biking, campfires, and eating ice cream.
Austin’s infectious smile and kind heart will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. He taught us a lot about living life and giving to others. Austin’s journey led him and his family to many amazing places and many wonderful people that will always be close to our heart.
Austin is survived by his parents, Joe and Bonnie; sister, Abigail; and brother, Evan; grandparents Oscar and Norma Bjugstad of Evansville and Ann Martin of Edgerton; aunts and uncles, Brian and Renee Bjugstad, Evansville; Bruce Bjugstad (Stephanie Douglas), Janesville; Phyllis Broege, Janesville; Roger and Marlys Martin, Milton; Tom Martin (Brianna Powell), Edgerton; cousins Tom and Maria Bjugstad, Dylan, Darian, Dustin, and Declan Bjugstad, Kristen, Jenna, and Nicole Broege, and John Martin.
He is preceded in death by grandfather, Harold Martin, Edgerton; great-grandmother, Stella Krumwiede, Evansville; Uncle Steve Broege, Janesville; and cousin Daeja Bjugstad, Evansville.
Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Milton, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 20. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Milton, Friday, April 21 at 11:00 am with a visitation from 10 am until the start of the services. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Edgerton. If you have any pictures or stories of Austin that you are willing to share, there will be a basket for pictures and a book to write a memory at the visitation and funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the UW Kids Cancer Fund in Austin’s name.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton
828 S. Janesville St. 608-868-2542