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Austin Dodge - June 11, 2013


Austin Phelps Dodge, 90 years of age from Minden, passed away at his home in Minden on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Austin was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Washington, D.C. to Parker and Charlotte (Phelps) Dodge. He grew up in that area.
Austin graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Austin then graduated from George Washington University Law School.
On Aug. 13, 1949, he married Lucy Ann Hapeman in Minden.
Austin was a patent attorney in Washington, D.C. until retiring and moving to Minden in 1974. Austin was active in the Minden community and had served as mayor of Minden.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Ann of Minden; son, John Dodge and wife, Linda of Maine; daughters, Cynthia Dodge of Virginia and Ann Dodge of Rhode Island; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Memorial services were June 17 at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dan Davis officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Kearney County Foundation or the Kearney County Health Services Foundation.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden was in charge of the arrangements.