Date of Death:  July 30, 2021

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021 with Rev. James Smith officiating at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

Vickie Jean Austin, 71, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 30, 2021 at her home. She was born on June 11, 1950 in Lansing, MI., the daughter of the late Joseph and Jean (Harmon) McKenzie.

Vickie Jean graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1968. She worked for many years in the sales and retail service at Carl’s Jewelry. Vickie was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and JayCees. She was a faithful member of the Three Rivers Elks where Vickie will always be remembered for planning and decorating for the Elks Memorial and Christmas services.

Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Jean; her first husband, Ronald Hotovy; one beloved son, Ronald “Jay” Hotovy, and two brothers, Joseph “Skip” and Patrick McKenzie.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Douglas Austin; one daughter, Nichole (Kenneth) Mosty, and their children, Tomas Jamie and Leah Karin Mosty; one son, Chad Joseph Hotovy; one sister, Sharon (Edard “John”) English; two step children, Shane (Mark) Lowell-Queentry and Carmen Austin; many nieces and nephews.


Additional Information

Memorial donations may be left to St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund or the Three Rivers Elks Memorial Fund. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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  1. My sincere condolences to Vicki’s family and many friends. I worked at Carl’s part time during the holidays many years ago and Vicki and I worked together. May God surround you with His love, comfort and peace during this very sad time.

    Judy Gilchrist-Mohney
    Stayton, Oregon

  2. Doug: Please accept my deepest sympathy. Vickie always made a point to say hi to me and to Jay when we would come into the Elk’s. I don’t think I have ever seen her without a smile on her face.
    Take the next hour, days, weeks, months at your own pace and reach out to your friends for comfort.

    • Dear Doug & family, Bob & I send our condolences to you. We’ve known Vicki for many years & never saw her without a smile. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  3. Doug,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you’re going to be okay and that you have a lot of good memories to last you. May God’s Grace and the fact that many care, comfort you. Hope to see you next time we’re in town.

    Bruce Schug

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