Winard Augustin, 94, originally from Shelby, passed away January 4th, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Villa in David City.
Winard was born November 1st, 1926 in Shelby, NE to Harmon and Helen (Alt) Augustin. He graduated from Shelby High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Army from 1945-46. Upon returning he attended National Business Institute in Lincoln. After graduation he worked at the Firestone Store in Columbus. On June 13th, 1949 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Alice Dobesh in Bee, NE.
Winard was engaged in farming and cattle feeding until 1976. He was a member and past president of the Polk County Farm Bureau and a member of the Polk County Livestock Feeders Association. He retired and moved to Shelby where they owned and operated Augustin Antiques for over 30 years. He especially loved beautiful glassware and visiting with his cutomers. He was a member of the Nebraska Antique Dealers Association. Winard was an avid card player and belonged to numerous card clubs in the Shelby area. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and served on the church and school boards. He was a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. Winard served on the Advisory Board for the David City Aquinas High School. He also served as past president on the Advisory Board of Good Samaritan Center in Osceola, NE.
Winard is survived by his daughters: Carmelita (Louie) DePauw, of Apex NC, Diane J. (Allen) Moravec, of David City and Teri (Alan) Logan of Shelby; 9 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife: Alice; infant son: Steven; sister: Betty Vrbka; infant great grandson: Brody Moravec.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Shelby with a rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father John Rooney and Father Michael Stec concelebrating the Mass. Burial will follow at Shelby Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, plants and statues memorials may be made to Aquinas endowment or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
The service will be livestreamed at sacredheartshelby on facebook.
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