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Michael Ausen

Birth Date: January 4, 1943
Death Date: March 10, 2018

Michael Allen Ausen, 75, of Decatur, Illinois, passed away March 10th, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Michael was born January 4th, 1943 the son of Vernon and Marvel Ausen. He married Pamela Peterson (Bowman) in May of 1995 in Billings, Montana.

Michael had special memories of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin where he spent summers enjoying time at the lake at his grandparents’ house. He grew up in Brooklyn Center with his brother Bruce, and two sisters, Gale and Debby.

Michael worked as a real estate developer and salesman in Shakopee, Minnesota and was a business owner and mechanic in Billings, Montana.

Michael enjoyed camping, hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing. He was active with the Boy Scouts for many years. After retirement he enjoyed travelling across the country visiting friends and family.

Michael was proceeded in death by his parents, Vernon and Marvel Ausen, and his wife Pamela Peterson (Bowman) Ausen.

Michael is survived by his 3 siblings, Bruce Ausen, Maple Grove, MN; Gale Ausen, St. Louis Park, MN; and Debby (Pete) Hayda, Edwards, CO; His 6 children Jason (Haley) Ausen, Covington, WA; Phillip (Heather) Ausen, Ramsey, MN; Woody Ausen; Andrea (William) Whisler, Decatur, IL; Eric (Holly) Bowman, Lusby, MD; and Ryan (Tessa) Bowman, Boise, ID; 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Cremation Rites will be accorded. Inurnment will take place in Montana at a later date. Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Michael.

Condolences can be left to his family at

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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