A service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. Sunday until the service.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Roof Fund or the Izaak Walton League, Bill Cook Chapter.
Boston Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Young was born March 31, 1928, in Wisconsin Rapids, a son of the late William A. and Rebecca C. (Thompson) Young. He grew up in Pittsville and graduated from Whitewater High School.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army June 22, 1946. During his time of service, he became a member of the 11th Airborne Division and received a Japan Occupation Medal. He was honorably discharged June 27, 1949.
Following military service, he was employed at a foundry in Fort Atkinson for a short time. He later moved to Stevens Point to attend Wisconsin State College at Stevens Point (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) and received a bachelor’s degree in geography in 1955.
He was married to Joanne A. Chapman Oct. 6, 1956, at the First Congregational Church in Birnamwood. She died Feb. 3, 2014.
He became a trooper with the Wisconsin State Patrol in 1956. He was a patrolman until joining the Chemical Test Unit in 1967. He retired as the unit supervisor in 1990.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, and throughout his membership he served on many boards, chaperoned youth retreats, belonged to the men’s prayer group and sang in the church choir for 50 years.
He also spent time at the family cottage in Three Lakes.
Survivors include five daughters, Paula (Christopher) Sheridan, Colorado Springs, Colo., Laurel (George Koconis) Young-Koconis, Wisconsin Rapids, Carol (Thomas) Kerske, Stevens Point, Janet Anderson, Sheboygan, and Judy Young, Stevens Point; one sister, Maxine Entler, Chandler, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.