Austin Edward Taft

DIXON — Austin Edward Taft, 27, of Dixon, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at home in Dixon. He worked for Raynor Garage Door prior to his passing.

Austin was born, July 15, 1992, in Kankakee, the son of Andrew and Bridget (Lambert) Taft. He was a member of IBEW Local Union 196 and the Local Carpenters Union. Austin enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his parents, Andrew and Bridget Taft, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; one brother, Brad Taft, of Dixon; paternal grandparents F. Dennis and Diana Taft, of Dixon; and maternal grandfather, Dale Lambert, of Kankakee.

Austin was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Donna Lambert.

A memorial gathering will be from 4 p.m., until time of the memorial service at 6p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Sheley, from Oneighty Church officiating, from Sterling. Cremation rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Suicide Prevention.

Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

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