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Austin Henry Nivens

Austin Henry Nivens
Born: Dec 04, 1924
Died: Apr 18, 2016

Austin Henry Nivens, 91, passed away April 18, 2016, surrounded by his family at his home in Havre. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.  
Austin was born December 4, 1924 in Alton, MO to Bernice and Walter Nivens, one of six children.  Austin served in WW2 and he was a life time member of VFW in Havre and a member of the Eagles Club.  Austin worked and retired from BNSF.  Austin loved working on his farm with his children, building many bird houses for friends and family.  Austin and Alice loved to go dancing.  After her death, he continued meeting friends at the Eagles Club and Senior Center to dance.  He met up with two Canadian ladies and danced when they came to town.
Austin is survived by daughters; Bernice Campbell of Havre, MT, Diana Robbin of Sundance, WY, sons; Roger (Cathy) of Benton AR, Mark (Jane) of Rapid City, SD, Rick (Freya) of Oregon City, OR, Greg (Mary) of Sheridan, WY, brother; Chester of Campo, CO, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Austin was preceded in death by parents Walter and Bernice, brothers; George, John, James, sister Vergie Bell Malken and the love of his life Alice in 2009.

Public Guest Book

Apr 23rd
Elaine Campbell
I will miss Austin, he and Alice were so much fun at the dances, loved the music. always happy. Together again.
Apr 27th
Kathy Palmer
Mike and I loved Austin so much. We enjoyed dancing with him and Alice at The Eagles in Havre. Such an awesome guy-he willed be missed!
Kathy & Mike Palmer
Apr 28th
I am very sorry about the passing of Austin Nivens. Please accept my sincere condolence. May you find peace and comfort knowing very soon we can see our love ones again. For the Bible states "that there is going to be a resurrection" in Acts 24:15. So we may cry now because they are gone but we will cry even more when they return. But at that time "...death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore" (-Revelation 21:3,4 NWT) Please look forward to this time very soon.


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