Austin Michael PackardAugust 11, 1983 ~ December 14, 2018 (age 35)
Austin M. “Buddy Rue” Packard, age 35, of University City, MO, born on August 11, 1983 in Riverside, CA, died on Friday, December 14, 2018 at his residence.
Austin was passionate about everything in life: his family, especially his niece, Lilly, friends, cooking, camping, reading, and his best furry friend, Apex. He was an award winning Executive Chef, who worked at places like the Chase Park Plaza, Coastal Bistro, Nodaz and many more.
He didn't make friends, he made family. Everything he did was from the heart and he lived life to the fullest.
Austin is survived by his father, Rick (Martha) Packard of Sunderland, MD and his mother, Doreen Packard of Fairview Heights, IL; his siblings, Jackson (Sarah) Crawford of Denver, CO, Christopher Packard (Jennifer Arwood) of Clinton, TN and Courtney Witt of Fairview Heights, IL; his niece, Lilly Witt and his nephew, Jackson Crawford, III.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NEADS (Service for dogs for children with Autism) P.O. Box 1100, Princeton, MA 01541.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL. Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
P.O. Box 1100, Princeton MA 01541
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