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Jerry Ausburn

Obituary of Jerry Louis Ausburn

Jerry Louis Ausburn, 79 Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Jerry Louis Ausburn, 79, of Post Falls, Idaho, peacefully passed away on January 5, 2020 at Kootenai Medical Center of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Jerry was born on March 25, 1940 in Van Nuys, California; the son of William and Amanda (Davis) Ausburn. Jerry was born and raised in California. It was there that he met and married his adoring wife, Frances Tepelmann in 1959. They spent 60 wonderful years together in holy matrimony. Jerry and Frances moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1975 where they called Post Falls their new home. Jerry was a man of faith. It was his love of his family and his relationship with God that kept him strong throughout the years. Jerry was known to be an honest, and caring man. He was as tough as he was kind. Jerry was the type of man who would do anything for anybody. Jerry enjoyed working on cars and loved the opportunity to work on hot rods. He opened his own automotive shop in 1983, Ausburn Auto Repair. The legacy of Ausburn Auto Repair will be carried on by the family. He owned several hot rods throughout his life; his pride and joy was his 1957 Chevy BelAir. Jerry also enjoyed fishing locally or in the ocean, hunting and camping, and relaxing with his lovely wife, Fran, after a hard day’s work. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Frances; his two sons, Tom (Margaret) Ausburn and Darrin (Lynda)Ausburn; his daughter, Stacy (Jeremy) Rhoades; his sister, Sylvia (Steve) Crank, sister-in-law,Nola Ausburn; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Jerry William Ausburn; his brother, William O’Dell “Sonny” Ausburn; his sister, Emmigene; as well as both parents. BELL TOWER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY is entrusted with services.
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