Princeton, MO: Austin Eugene Hartsook was born in Princeton, MO on July 28, 1930 to Ivan Floyd and Leora Eva (Austin) Hartsook.  He passed away at Pearls II Nursing Home in Princeton, MO on April 8, 2020 at the age of 89.

Austin graduated from Princeton High School in 1950.  In his early years Austin enjoyed spending his time on the farm being a constant companion for his mother doing the farming, mowing yards and help in caring for his handicapped, younger brother, Larry.  Being handicapped himself he worked hard and did custom work with his tractor.

Austin was a devoted Christian spending a lot of time in the churches around the area. He loved reading, especially his Bible. He was a member of the Princeton First Baptist Church and was an Honorary Deacon.  He loved spending time visiting people in the hospital and nursing homes.

He loved to go bowling and playing Bingo. One of his favorite things was to go to the Korner Café and have coffee with the guys and occasionally others would join into tease Austin.  He expected his teasing and then he would tease right back. Austin never felt sorry for himself. He was a compassionate caring soul.

Austin is survived by brothers, Larry Hartsook of Princeton and Jack (Helen) Hartsook of Oak Forest, Illinois; nieces, Linda (Larry) Baugher of Trenton, Lisa (Rick) Phillips, Cindy (Terry) Swan and Kathy (David) Sikes all of Princeton; nephew, Robert (Elizabeth) Delameter of Smithville, Mo., 10 great and 10 great-great nieces and nephews.  Extended family, Roger and Judy Bagley with whom Austin has resided with for the past 22 years at Pearls 1 & 2.

He is proceeded in death by his parents; infant sister, Arlene Jean and sister and brother-in-law, Foster and Audra Delameter.

Austin has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Princeton, MO.

A Celebration of Life and Inurnment will be held at a later date. There is no scheduled visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Princeton First Baptist Church and/or the Pearls II Activity Fund in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 316, Princeton, MO 64673. Online condolences may be left at