The Ottumwa Courier

January 15, 2013

Herman Young, 85, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Herman Young, 85, of 910 W. Second St., died at 8:30 a.m. January 13, 2013 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

He was born July 7, 1927 in Lompoc, CA to Charles and Dixie Gordon Young. He married Mary Eileen Hinkel on June 15, 1958. She preceded him in death on February 16, 2000.

Herman was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy.

He had been a truck driver for Sahara Ready Mix, PFL, and Ideal Ready Mix.

He was a member of O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.

Surviving is a daughter, Heidi (John) Scott of Ottumwa; a son, Rick Young of Virginia Beach, VA; 4 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ricky Young; eight brothers, Freddie, Ernest, Walter, Earl, Russell, Ed, Raymond, and Roy Young; two sisters, Ethel and Nettie Young.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Schlotter officiating. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501 or to the family.

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