Obituary: Joseph W. Young

Joseph W. Young
Aug. 1, 1934 to Dec. 13, 2020

Joseph W. Young of Gregory, MI passed away at home on December 13, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born the son of Orin and Edna Young on August 1, 1934. On January 14, 1956, he wed Delores (Randolph) Young, and they were married for more than 62 years before her passing in 2018.

Together with his wife, they ran Young’s Marina on Woodburn Lake for nearly 30 years. Joe served in the Army from 1954 – 1957.

He enjoyed simple pleasures like watching college football and basketball, doing crossword puzzles, and eating perch dinners at Cleary’s. His storytelling and sense of humor entertained everyone around him. Joe enjoyed wintering in Palm Springs, CA and appreciated his special friends there.

He is survived by his children: Phil (Renee) Young, Gary (Patty) Young, and Judy (John) Brune. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Sara Dancer, Erica (Evan) Barrett, Mary Lynne (Jake) Ochsner, Michelle Young, Evan Brune, Austin Brune, and great-grandson, Drew Dancer. Joe is also survived by his brothers, Jim Young and Jerry Young and was preceded in death by his wife, Dee, brother, Bud Young, and his sisters, June Rathburn and Bev Darlington.

A private service will take place at Oaklawn Cemetery in Stockbridge. Those wishing to donate in his memory may contribute to Stockbridge Community Outreach.

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2 Comments

  • Beth Courey says:

    Phil, Gary and Judy,

    So very sorry to hear about your dad. He was a handsome and funny man. Thinking about you and your families.

    Beth Stephens Courey

  • Tracey Moore says:

    I just heard. We will miss you Mr. Young. I have fond memories of your family. Rest easy.
    Tracey Moore
    Moore family.

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