Austin Brooks Ekern, 20, of Oviedo passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.

He was born Feb. 5, 199,7 in Orlando, Fla. Austin is survived by his mother, Sharon Ekern; his father, Brent Ekern, formerly of Viroqua; his brothers, William Wieser and Cannon Ekern; grandmothers, Eldoris Ekern of Viroqua and Betty Teague of S.C.; as well as uncle, Brian Ekern of Viroqua

Austin was a 2015 graduate of Hagerty High School and attended Florida State University. He was a proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Austin Ekern Memorial Scholarship fund at Florida State University.

Online donation can be made to For checks, please make the check out to the FSU Foundation and note that the gift is for the Austin Ekern Memorial Scholarship #F08509. The mailing address is: FSU Foundation 2010 Levy Ave., P.O. Box 3062739, Tallahassee, Fla. 32306.

He was loved by many and will be missed. Rest in peace, to our beloved son, until we meet again.