Mr. Austin Hunter Protelsch, 21, of Tobaccoville, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Austin was born in Forsyth County on October 6, 1998. He was born a fun loving, ambitious go getter with a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Austin saw the best in those he loved and was always there to lift them up when they were feeling down. He valued his family and friendships over everything, even himself. His life was lost too soon but he will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved him. Austin was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Peter Protelsch; brother, Jonathan Blake Mikles; and one uncle, Jeff Mikles. He is survived by his loving parents, Jennifer Protelsch and Barry Mikles; siblings, Cassey Mikles, Dylan Protelsch, and Jaxon Saylor; maternal grandmother, Joyce Protelsch; paternal grandparents, John and Betty Mikles; and his aunt and uncles, Jamie Staley (Mike) and Justin Protelsch. Austin is also survived by cousins that were like siblings to him, Lyndsey Staley and Adam Tincher as well as numerous beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. Due to the current public health concerns, a service to celebrate Austin’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
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Forsyth Humane Society
4881 Country Club Rd,, Winston-Salem, NC 27104