A funeral service for Austin Kirk of Thornville will be held at noon on Thursday January 5, 2012, at the Boring Sheridan Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Gill officiating. Interment will be in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery.
Austin was born in Lancaster on October 18, 1989, to Joe and Tina (Reid) Kirk. He died Friday, December 30, 2011, in Columbus. He was 22.
Austin is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph H. and Daisy A. (Kerr) Kirk; his girlfriend, Katie Kruse and their daughter, Kylie Violette Kirk; his father, Joe (Dusty) Kirk of Thornville; mother, Tina Moore of Dublin; brothers, Joseph Kirk (Mandy Nihiser) of Hebron, Logan Kirk of Columbus and Kyle Kirk of Heath; sisters, Kelsey Kirk of Heath and Ashley Moore of Powell; maternal grandparents, Doug Reid of Lancaster and Mary Jo Rickley of Florida; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Austin loved life to its fullest and being outdoors. He loved to hunt deer in Indiana and Ohio, wild boar in Florida, and was soon to be in Maine hunting bear with his father. He fished for shark in Florida, and traveled to California, Arizona, and Mexico. He also loved to work with cars and play baseball.
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