A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service.
A memorial will be made in her name to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for UMCOR and Women In Action.
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Young was born May 22, 1932, at her grandparents’ home in Antigo, a daughter of the late Harold and Evren (Bessey) Chapman. She grew up in Birnamwood, attended schools there and graduated from Birnamwood High School as valedictorian in 1950.
After high school, she attended Central State Teachers College in Stevens Point (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and history in 1954.
She was married to Roland (Ron) Young Oct. 6, 1956, at the First Congregational Church in Birnamwood.
She worked as a librarian at the Green Bay Public Library for two years before her marriage. She raised her five daughters and volunteered at various libraries in subsequent years.
She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women where she was involved in the Mission Network, Rachel Circle and the reading program. She was also dedicated to organizing the church library.
She also collected antiques, researched genealogy, participated in gardening and bird-watching, traveled the United States and spent time at their cottage in Three Lakes.
Survivors include her husband, Ron; five daughters, Paula (Christopher) Sheridan, Colorado Springs, Colo., Laurel (George Koconis) Young-Koconis, Wisconsin Rapids, Carol (Thomas) Kerske and Judy Young both of Stevens Point, and Janet Anderson, Sheboygan; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, John Chapman.