Ronald Gordon Austing, 76, of Billings, passed away July 1, 2018.  He was born October 1, 1941 in St. Rosa, MN to Norbert Gerhard Austing and Ione Margot.  Ron attended Lewis & Clark High School and Eastern College in Spokane, then married Karon Yoho Crouse in 1969.  Ron was in the Marine Corps Reserves, and worked for McKesson Drug Co. in Spokane, WA, and Billings, MT.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy, and numerous aunts & uncles.  Ron is survived by his wife Karon, children Yvonne Tipke of Billings, Alison Crouse of Spokane, WA, Aaron N. Austing of Spokane, WA, Belinda (Andrew) Mutton of Port Orchard, WA; siblings Robert (Jeannie) of Woodenville, WA, Rick (Rhonda) of Spokane Valley; as well as 4 grandchildren: Billy & Dylan Tipke and Nina (TJ) Cox and Vanessa Mutton; and 3 great-grandchildren.  A happy hour will be held in Ron’s honor at the Grandstand Bar & Casino in Billings on Saturday July 21 from 5-7 pm.