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Rev. Victor Augsburger

Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 2:15 p.m. CST

SIBLEY, Iowa — Rev. Victor O. Augsburger, 95, of Sibley, Iowa, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at Sibley Nursig & Rehab Center in Sibley, Iowa.

Born Feb. 13, 1917, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Elias and Fannie (Steffen) Augsburger, he married Mary Jane Ross in Princeton. She died Nov. 24, 1997. He then married Ethel Trei in Sun City, Ariz. She survives.

He graduated from Bluffton High School. He then attended Moody Bible Institute, Aurora College and McCormick Theological Seminary before finishing his education at Harvard Divinity School, where he received his Master of Sacred Theology Degree.

He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1949, serving as chaplain in England and was honorable discharged in 1954. He and Mary Jane served pastorates at the Kasbeer Community Church in Kasbeer, First Presbyterian Church in Bilioxi, Miss., Zoar Presbyterian Church in George, Iowa, First Presbyterian Church in Sun City, Ariz., and Faith Presbyterian Church in Lennox, S.D. In 1985, he and Mary Jane retired to Sun City, Ariz.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Alvin, Hira, Elias Jr., Paul, Bill and James Augsburger; and five sisters, Dinah, Helen, Martha, Elvina and Ella.

Services were held Friday in the Zoar Presbyterian Church in George, Iowa, with the Rev. Dale Lint officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service in the church.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City, Ariz.

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