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Austin M. Weinbender

Austin M. Weinbender, 28, of Dix, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2023 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Alvin Koskie officiating. The family is having a Rosary said at 1:00 p.m. prior to the Memorial Service.

Following the service, Dix Volunteer Fire Department will provide escort to the Dix Community Center where they will sponsor a gathering with a meal for family and friends in honor of Austin. Friends may visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to view Austin's Tribute Wall and share condolences and stories with the family. Memorials may be given to his family for a designation of their choice. The services for Austin have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home

Austin Michael Weinbender was born in Sidney, Nebraska on June 3, 1994. He was a cherished son who leaves behind his parents and grandparents who miss him beyond words.

He was a humble and loving soul, a brother to many, and a friend to everyone. Austin's soul burnt exceptionally bright, and those who burn the brightest, only burn half as long. Though he left us much too soon, the world is a better place for having him in it.

Austin had a passion for family, gaming, pool, soccer, animals and spending time with friends just goofing around, wrestling and laughing and target shooting with family and friends. He wore his heart on his sleeve so each and every relationship he made, he deeply cherished. He had such a big, loving and tender heart that reached out and touched so many lives. He was surrounded by many brothers and sisters who loved each other unconditionally, they always had each others 6.

Survivors include his mother Dina (Jay) Johnson; father Ronald (Kristi) Cortney and their children Declan, Taggart and Clairette Cortney and Taylor and Alanna Kelsch; grandparents Tim Sr. and Claudia Weinbender; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, and his childhood bird MaGoo.