Austin J. Wylam, Jr. (SSGT, USAF, ret), 90, of Peru passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:45 AM at Blair Ridge Health Campus. He was born on April 13, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA the son of Austin J. Wylam, Sr. and Mildred Fritz Wylam, Sr. Austin married JoAnn Sonafrank on February 24, 1961 and she preceded him in death on December 11, 2009.
Austin served in the United States Air Force for 20 years retiring in 1970. He served in Vietnam and his military decorations include the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. After serving in the Air Force Austin went on to work at Chrysler as a Machine Operator and retired in 1990.
Austin is survived by his sons Austin Wylam III and his wife Judy of Peru and Steven Wylam of Peru, a daughter Cathy Brown and her husband Craig of Portsmouth, N.H., grandchildren Zoe Wylam, Nevaeh Wylam, Jeremy Brown and Stacy Brown Lavin and great grandchildren Harley Brown, Sebastian Lane and Victoria Frias. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife JoAnn and a sister.
A Military graveside service will be provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, IN. Family and friends will gather from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday May 26, 2021 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home to the Talking Book & Braille Library or the American Foundation for the Blind.
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