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“I am so sorry for your loss. I am the outreach person for The Compassionate Friends. We are a local group of parents who have lost a child or...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Ellen Bigelow - East Dubuque, IL

“Dear Dan and Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your son, Austin. It was a pleasure to know Austin and to work with him at the Quad City...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Steven & Mary Hopper - Rochester, MN

“Dan and Donna,Carol and I just learned of your loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Mike Kaiser - Cedar Rapids, IA

“My sincerest deepest sympathy to the Walling family. Austin was always a joy to be around. Austin was very energetic and always willing to help...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Nugent - Dubuque, IA

“Dear Donna & family, We are so very sorry for your loss - unfortunately, I never put this together when I first read about the accident from Marianne...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Pati gallogly - Dubuque, IA

“I only knew Austin a little bit but through the interactions we shared and how I saw him impact those around him I feel like I knew who he was. He...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Michael French - Dubuque, IA

“Dear Dan, Donna, Taylor & all the Walling Family, We extend our deepest sympathy to you at this time of your loss. You are all in our thoughts &...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Kahle - Hazel Green,, WI

“Our sincere sympathy to your family. We met Austin a few weeks ago when we were locked out of our home. Austin was a little late, but when he...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Carole Welu - Dubuque, IA

“Please accept our condolences on the loss of your son and grandson. He will watching over you from heaven. Love Andy & Maureen ”
9 of 42 | Posted by: Andy & Maureen Gay - MO - friend

“Dear Danny & Donna,God hath not promisedSkies always blue. Flower-strewn pathwaysAll our lives through.God hath not promised Sun without rain, Joy...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Walter R & Barbara C Dobbins - IA

“Although I only know about Austin from the words of his grandmother's love for him; he must have been an awesome grandson. My deepest sympathy to...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Helen Schaub - Dubuque, IA

“A star shining bright for all to see, his life will live on in all those lives he touched. Our deepest condolences to the family.Joe Pundzak/Linda R....Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Linda Blakely - Boone, IA

“My deepest sympathy, hugs and much love Donna and Dan during this most difficult time.. May God wrap his arms around you give you strength in days...Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: MaryAnne Hoey - West Union, IA

“Extending our most heartfelt sympathy to the Walling family. You are in our prayers. May God bring you comfort and strength. Rest in peace, Austin. ”
14 of 42 | Posted by: Mike & Michelle Payne - Davenport, IA

“To The Walling & Avery families, Remember the times you had to share with Austin, their will always be fond memories within your hearts. And keeping...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Kristy Brosnan - DUBUQUE, IA

“My sincerest condolences for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. ”
16 of 42 | Posted by: Lizann Croft (Walling) - NM

“Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days and months ahead. Sharing in your sadness... ”
17 of 42 | Posted by: Sarah and Mike Anderson - IA

“I did not have the pleasure of knowing Austin and his family but I have known Minnie and her family for many years and I would like to extend my...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: Erika Sun - Dubuque, IA - Friend

“Condolences with prayers for Austin and family in his honor.Fr. Paul OttingVilla Raphael ”
19 of 42 | Posted by: Fr. Paul OttingDB - Dubuque, IA

“Thoughts and prayers to Austins family. God Bless! ”
20 of 42 | Posted by: Kurt Fink - New Brighton, MN

“So sorry for your loss. Know that many thoughts and prayers are coming your way during this difficult time. ”
21 of 42 | Posted by: Tom Hoey - Jesup, IA

“I wanted to extend my heartfelt sympathies to all of your family. I have been praying for all of you during this time. I can't imagine the loss you...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Deb Giese - Peosta, IA - Friend

“Dan and Donna, such a tragedy. Both of us are sending our love and prayers during this time and in the upcoming days, weeks and months. May you...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Bill and Libby Burkhart - Lamotte, IA

“To Dan, Donna, Minnie, little Patrick & the rest of Austin's family:Although Austin was born after I worked for Dan, Don, & Bonnie, I will always...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Sue Bahl - Dubuque, IA - Friend

“Dan & Family,So, so sorry to hear about Austin. I know the pain you are feeling now and will continue to feel. I can't imagine what you and your...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Denise McKenzie - Potosi, WI

“Our condolences to Austin's family and we pray for the Lord's strength and peace throughout this time. Hugs to all left behind to cherish his memory...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Pam & Frank Schumacher - IA

“I am so sorry for your loss, Donna, Dan and Taylor and family. God bless Austin and his family. ”
27 of 42 | Posted by: Judy and Dean Boge - Dubuque, IA

“Although I have not seen Austin or his family for a few years, I will always remember his smiling face as he sold those yummy cinnamon rolls to us a...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Sandra Plumley - Dubuque, IA


29 of 42 | Posted by: Dan & Laurie Carolan - Lawler, IA

“Gone much too soon. You will always be cherished by those who remain may they find peace in your love and memory. We love you and we be right here...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Melissa Leppert - Dubuque, IA

“sorry for your loss ”
31 of 42 | Posted by: tim hoffman - andrew, IA

“My sympathy to Dan and family. Austin always had a smile on his face. I'll always remember him that way. ”
32 of 42 | Posted by: Scott Denning - Hudson, WI

“Dan, Donna, Minnie & all the Walling FamilyWe sadly extend our heartfelt sympathies to you on tragic loss of Austin. For many years, our families...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Charles & Dorothy Hopper - IA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
34 of 42 | Posted by: Kim Burlage - Kieler, WI - Friend

“Dan and family, my deepest sympathies on your loss. Know that you are all in my prayers and may God watch over and give you strength and comfort. ”
35 of 42 | Posted by: Pam Baal - Dubuque, IA

“Condolences to Austin's family. Almost every year at summer time I would see Dan, Nick and Austin at the Quad City Airshow. Greats times and...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Mike Hopper - Boca Raton, FL

“Our hearts are never prepared for such sorrow. We extend our deepest sympathies to all the family members. Know he must have been a remarkable man....Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Jason & Carol Gehrs - Iowa City, IA

“We were so saddened to hear the news of Austin's passing. No words can express our true sympathy to your entire family. Love and Prayers sent your...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Eric, Jayne & Taylor Petersen - IA

“We are so sorry for your loss, your family is in our prayers. Austin was always a very kind-hearted young man, he will be watching over everyone. ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: Michael and Connie Heeren - IA

“To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Dan & Donna & Family,Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family for the loss of Austin. Austin was a great young man and we counted him as...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Ken & Margie Hopper - Davenport, IA

“Thinking and keeping you all in our prayersSincere sympathy ”
42 of 42 | Posted by: Larry & Cindy Cain - Waterloo, IA


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Austin J. Walling, age 24, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home suddenly as the result of a motorcycle accident, on Saturday, February 18, 2017. To honor Austin's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, with Rev. William M. Joensen officiating. To celebrate Austin's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Austin was born on June 1, 1992, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Daniel and Donna (Fay) Walling.

Austin was a proud graduate of Hempstead High School, Class of 2010. After school he went to work for his father's business at The Locksmith Express, but he also eagerly invested many hours working at Fagan's Hobby Shop and handing out fresh cinnamon rolls at the yearly Hobby Shows. Austin was united in marriage to Taylor "Minnie" Avery on July 29, 2016, in Dubuque. Although their union has been much too short, they were truly blessed with one beautiful son, Patrick. Austin was a good man with a loveable and quirky personality who definitely desired to live life to its fullest. Many moments would bring Austin great joy throughout his 24 years here among us. He has faithfully attended air shows since the tender age of 4, he would work diligently to learn to play the sax, he would fly his RC airplane with friends in the Platteville Flyers, and he would find subtle moments of tranquility while creating his newest pen at his woodworking table. But Austin's most treasured moments though were undeniably the time he would spend with his family and friends. He took great pride in being a wonderful husband and father, but he never quite relinquished completely his role of son, brother and grandson as his new responsibilities emerged in life. He loved everyone equally and would always share his acts of kindness whenever an opportunity would arise. Unfortunately, Austin has been called home much too early along his earthly journey. He has sadly taken his last bike ride here and left a trail of broken hearts behind. We know that his light will continue to shine on in the lives of those who knew and loved him, but we can barely imagine the day where we don't feel a pain so deep and true that it literally takes our breath away. We love you Austin, we miss you more than words can express, and until we meet again; may the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, and may the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace!

Those left to cherish Austin's memory include

his wife,
Taylor "Minnie" Walling, Dubuque, IA;

his son,
Patrick Oliver Walling, Dubuque, IA;

his parents,
Dan and Donna Walling, Dubuque, IA;

his siblings,
Danielle (Aaron) Boosinger, Des Moines, IA
and Nicholas Walling, Dubuque, IA;

his nephew,
Noah Boosinger, Des Moines, IA;

his grandmothers,
Marie Fay, Dubuque, IA
and Bonnie Walling, Dubuque, IA;

his mother in-law,
Marianne Avery, Dubuque, IA;

and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Austin was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Walling and Oliver Fay; his father-in-law, Bruce Avery; and a cousin, Dan Fay.

An Austin J. Walling memorial fund has been established.