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David W. Augustine

August 27, 1948 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

David Augustine Obituary

Our beloved brother, uncle and father, David W Augustine, passed peacefully Friday, November 17, 2023, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN at the age of 75.

David was born on August 27th, 1948, in Salina, Kansas.

David proudly served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972, and then fulfilled his obligation in the Army Reserves until 1976.

David worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for many years but decided to return to college where he graduated from The State of New York earning a Bachelor of Science Degree. Immediately after graduation he passed his CPA Exam (on his first attempt). He worked for the Internal Revenue Service for several years. David spent the next 26 years as an entrepreneur - working at, owning and operating H & R Block offices. [At the time of his death, he still owned and operated two locations.]

He is survived by his brother, Douglas and Grace (Narve) Augustine of Marquette Hts, IL.; sister Gay (Marshall) Bowlin of Benton, IL.; daughters, Amber Augustine and Zena Rosenberger, nieces and nephews; Charles and Catharine (Augustine) Brisby, Joseph and Robin Augustine, James and Dana Augustine, Jeff and Adena (Bowlin) Clark.; and great nephews Caleb Augustine, Henry Augustine and Louis Augustine.

He was preceded in death by his loving mother and father, Wilma (Eldridge) Marshall and Jimmy Marshall of Zeigler, IL, as well as many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

The family requests that all who knew David and would like to share stories to do so on the Leffler Funeral Home website at or by sharing in person at the funeral home. 

Services will be as follows:  Visitation on Friday December 1st, 2023, at Leffler Funeral Home in Benton, IL from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Burial with Military Honors by the Benton American Legion Post #280, V.F.W. Post #2671 and the Army National Guard will follow at the Masonic & Oddfellow Cemetery, of Benton. 

The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Benton American Legion Post #280 or the Benton V.F.W. Post #2671 and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Brothers/Siblings may part, but the memories created between us will forever remain in our hearts.

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December 1, 2023

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Burial with Military Honors
December 1, 2023

1:30 PM
Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery
12470 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812


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