Austin was born in Danville, IN, to Tim and Lisa Sheehan. He graduated from Marshall Senior High School, Marshall, MN, in 2009. After graduation, he attended MN West Community and Technical College in Canby, MN, where he obtained his degree in Wind Energy Technology and then moved to Watertown, SD, in 2012. Austin obtained his Associates of Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College and graduated March, 2020. Austin started working for Kaye Cahill at the Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton, SD, in June of 2018, where he completed his apprenticeship. He has worked full-time with Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel since January of 2020.
In August of 2020, he married Ashley Sorensen, daughter of Terry and Lisa Sorensen, of Watertown. When Austin isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with family, camping, and fishing. Austin currently serves as the Deputy Coroner for Codington County and Roberts County.