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Austin J. King

August 24, 2007 - July 11, 2021

Austin J. King Austin J. King
    July 15, 2021 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • July 16, 2021 | 10:30 A.M.
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church
    2900 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location

Austin King, beloved son and brother, died Sunday July 11 at only 13 years old. Austin spent the last year of his life bravely fighting brain cancer. He left this world in his home surrounded by the love of his parents and brothers.

The son of Brian and Jennifer King, Austin was born on August 24, 2007. He lived his whole life in St. Charles, IL and attended Thompson Middle School where he just finished 7th grade. Austin was a kind, loving boy who brought joy to his family and friends with his wry humor and creativity. Austin loved the Cubs, dogs and Marvel comics. He loved to draw and write.

Austin was diagnosed with a very rare condition called neurocutaneous melanocytosis at one month old. His parents were told that he likely would not live to be 2 years old but each year he managed new challenges brought by the condition such as seizures and eventually a large brain tumor that was discovered to be melanoma of the brain. It was removed twice but continued to grow back. Austin’s resilience and bravery was legendary as he continued to get up every day and live his life the best he could despite being in pain and side effects from many treatments and medications. His sense of humor and love for his family never wavered despite all of his challenges. He always tried his best at every endeavor. For these reasons he was loved by many, especially his parents and his brothers.

Austin is survived by his parents, Brian and Jennifer King; his two older brothers, Aidan and Liam; his grandparents, Joe and Karen Dix and Harold and Janet King; aunts Tara (David) Osborne, Melinda (Bob) Cochran, Beth (David) Raffin and Dana (Tony) Cosentino; uncle Jeff (Sage) Dix; eleven cousins and his two best friends, his dogs Kylie and Belle.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday July 16, 2021, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL. Family and friends will gather for visitation from 4-8:00 P.M. July 15, 2021,  at Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 405 E. Main Street (corner of Rt. 64 and Rt. 25).

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the organizations that is important to Austin and his family:


Cathy Freeman from Ardmore, OK

"He left way to soon but the joy he brought will not be forgot .Much love and prayers sent .Nevus Love 💙❤️"

Melissa McGraw from Elgin, IL

"My heart hurts for all of Austin's family. May he rest in eternal peace and free from pain and suffering."

The Waller Family from Saint Charles, IL

"Sending deep condolences to Austin’s family and friends."

The Collar Family from St Charles, IL

"Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. What an amazing fighter."

The Kaliski Family from St Charles, IL

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time."

Nancy Mickelson and family from Centennial, CO

"Brian, Jennifer and family. We are so sorry to hear this news. Our hearts are heavy and we are sending love and prayers across the miles for all of you. God bless Austin."

Carol D’Alessandro from St Charles , IL

"My condolences to your family. As a member of St John Neumann also, many prayers 🙏🙏"

Mary Mills from St. Charles, IL

"Austin was such a virtuous boy. Being his third grade teacher was a blessing to me. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss, but so grateful to have known him.❤️"

Jenny Schweizer from Saint Charles, IL

"“I spent time with Austin at Richmond Intermediate school. He was joyful and had a wonderful sense of humor. He has left a footprint in my heart. I am very sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for Austin and your family. Jenny Schweizer”"

Tiffany Jendrzejczyk from St. Charles , IL

"Thank you Austin for your warm smile, contagious laugh and bringing so much fun to our second grade classroom at Davis School - great memories! Lucky to have been your teacher!🙏♥️"

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