Austin J. Fuka

Austin J. Fuka, age 18, of Manitowoc passed away on Tuesday March 29, 2022.

He was born on October 25, 2003, son of Jacob N. Fuka and Melissa J. Fuka.  Austin was attending Manitowoc Lincoln High School.  He enjoyed the outdoors especially, camping, hunting and fishing.  Austin also liked to cook, having ambitions to go to culinary arts school.  He loved to spend time with friends and family.

Survivors include: his father; Jacob N. Fuka (special friend; Sarean Reindl), Manitowoc, his mother; Melissa J. Fuka, Manitowoc, two sisters; Melika Fuka, and Ruby, his grandparents; John and Diane Fuka, Manitowoc, Jim and Jane Krueger, Manitowoc, uncles and aunts: Ryan and Kristy Schaefer, Manitowoc, Chad and Melissa Fuka, Valders, Cory Fuka, Manitowoc, cousins: Ryley and Blake Schaefer, Madelyn, Ethan, Logan and Brayden Fuka.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


  1. Skyla

    Austin was a great old friend and the best guy to hangout with . He was always there for you when you needed it. Best guy iv ever known

  2. Davian

    R.I.P fly high aim for the star’s LLAF

  3. Shirley Stever

    John & Diane, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your grandson. So very sad for all who loved him. Shirley Stever

  4. Chad Victor Ackley

    Austin, you were a great friend to my daughter and always a gentleman around our family. I enjoyed knowing you and appreciate how you were always there for Maddie when she needed you. My heart is truly broken you are gone. I will miss you.

  5. Chad Victor Ackley

    Austin, you were a great young man and a great friend to my daughter. A true gentleman every time you were around our family. I appreciate how you were always there for Maddie when she needed you. My heart is truly broken you are no longer with us. I will miss you.

  6. Raven

    Austin was a really great kid he always made the room light up everytime he walked in

  7. Jeanette-Diane's cousin

    My deepest condolences to all of you. I can’t begin to know your loss. May God’ peace and grace fill your aching hearts at this time and may He carry you thru this.

  8. Tracy Reif

    To Josh Gadzinski-Smith-I’m truly sorry for your loss. You were his closest family and Austin was very lucky to have you as family! As well you were lucky to have Austin as part of your family. Austin was such a good kid. I just can’t believe it…… He was the nicest respectful kid. There so much we all would love to see, talk, & so much more! As I look at this it’s hard to say “was,” he was still a kid…… it’s so unbelievable!! We all will miss you Austin, you were a wonderful friend and family! You will be missed!!

  9. Ann Zeman

    John & Diane, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of a grandson! I have absolutely no doubt he has touched the lives of so many! And that he filled your hearts with joy! I know you will continue to cherish those memories! Hugs & prayer for you and all of your family as you continue to hold Justine close to your heart!

  10. Nan Oswald

    Dear Diane and Family,
    May your deep love and pride for family, your unwavering faith, gentle kindness and belief in peace all be strengthened through friends and family who care so strongly about you all.


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