Dick E. Young

June 22, 1928 - June 02, 2019

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Friday, June 14, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wolf Lake Baptist Church, 1133 Main Street, Wolf Lake, Indiana


Friday, June 14, 2:00 PM
Wolf Lake Baptist Church, 1133 Main Street, Wolf Lake, Indiana


Dick E. Young, 90 of Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 10:40 p.m. at Sarasota Memorial Rehab & Nursing, Sarasota, Florida.

He was born on June 22, 1928, the son of Arlow and Ethyle (Gale) Young in Noble County, Indiana, at home. On January 15, 1950, he married Norma Jean Johnson.

Mr. Young graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1946 and Fort Wayne Technology College in 1964. He worked for his dad at the Burr Oak General Store, later becoming part owner of Young & Glass in Albion, Indiana, repairing Maytag appliances. He worked at GE, Bloomington, Illinois, and Borg Warner, Dixon, Illinois, as an electrical engineer. Later, he started a Glass Specialty Company in North Carolina and ended his career working as an AAA representative in Atlanta, GA for 16 years before retiring to Florida.

He was a member of Grace Church, Sarasota, Florida, and the Society of the Mayflower Decendants. He was also a special representative for Radio Station HCJB that is located in Quito, Ecuador. And, he served as a Trustee and President of the Board of Directors’ of Venetian Park Estates, a retirement park.

Dick loved his church where, for over the last 20 years, he helped with a display of over one million lights at Christmas. He loved basketball and enjoyed following college games and, in later years, added professional teams. For over 10 years, he and Norma traveled across the county in their motor home working with SOWER (Servants On Wheels Ever Ready). During his retirement, he enjoyed his lovely hot Florida weather walking and the last few months riding a three-wheeler through his retirement park.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to many. He would most want to be remembered for his faith in his Savior Jesus Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Norma Jean Young of Sarasota, Florida; one daughter, Beverly (Dennis) Schumacher of Sarasota, Florida; two sons, Paul (Becky) Young of Evensville, Tennessee, and Anthony (Dale) Young of Easton, Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jamie) Doyle of Lafayette, Indiana, Matthew (Kandi) Schumacher of Dixon, Illinois, Rachel Schumacher of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Elizabeth (Ben) Carden of Hixon, Tennessee, Anne (Danny) King of Cologne, Germany, Sara (Jamie) Kirkland of Maryville, Tennessee, George “Zachary” (Jeanette) Young of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Aaron Young of New Jersey, Lisa (Joe) Moscatell of Belvidere, New Jersey, and Bryan Young of New Brunswick, New Jersey; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, H. James Young and Carl Gale “Red” Young.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Lake Baptist Church, 1133 Main Street, Wolf Lake, Indiana, with Pastor Dan Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery in Merriam.

Calling is Friday, June 14, 2019, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida, 34238.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute after Friday, June 14th and share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Linda McClanahan
June 17th, 2019 1:22pm
Labelle, FL

My sympathy to you and your family. A life well-lived for the Lord is a great heritage, but it’s SO hard to say goodbye. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Darla Zuchelli
June 6th, 2019 7:23pm
Sarasota Fl

Thinking of you all at this time. So glad we had those few days with you all during hurricane Irma.

David and Karene (Young) Sanford
June 5th, 2019 6:20pm
Colorado Springs, CO

I, Karene, remember Dick very well as we were growing up in Burr Oak, IN. His desire to serve the Lord has always been of much importance to him. Our condolences to Norma and the entire family. Sorry we are not able to be there for the services.

Clyde and Pat Carden
June 4th, 2019 2:10am
Dayton, TN

Our deepest condolences during this time of sorrow.

Pat Zimmer
June 4th, 2019 12:48am
Bradenton, FL

What glorious words, “He is home!” May the warm memories of your husband & father carry you through the coming days until you’re reunited again in heaven. Blessings & love, Pat