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Obituary for Robert E. Young

Robert E.  Young
ROBERT EUGENE YOUNG Robert Young, 84, of Walnut, Marne and Atlantic, passed away at Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn, Iowa on Thursday, May 7, 2009. Robert Eugene was born the son of William F. and Mary M. (Nelson) Young on April 4, 1925 west of Marne, Iowa. He grew up attending school in Marne and graduated from the Atlantic High School in Atlantic. Robert was married to Dorothy Arlene Christensen on May 21, 1950. The couple raised their son and daughter while he worked for Eldon Kay north of Marne and in 1957 he began farming eight miles south of Walnut. He began work with DOT in 1972 and retired in 1985. They moved to Forsyth, Missouri in 1987 and back to Walnut in 2001. In 2007 they moved into the Peace Haven Home in Walnut and then moved to Salem Lutheran, in March 2008, where he was a member of Peace United Church of Christ. The couple loved to polka dance. Robert's survivors include his wife Dorothy of Walnut; a daughter Verna Matthies and husband Robert of Anita; a son Kenneth Young and his wife Jean of Atlantic; six grandchildren, Corey Matthies, Julie Wheatley, Jill Cary, John Matthies, Krista Young, Chance Young; ten great grandchildren, Kale Matthies, Avery Wheatley, Nolan Wheatley, McKenna Matthies, Tyler Matthies, Carson Cary, Madden Cary, Tucker Paulsen, Brody Paulsen and Macade Paulsen; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother William "Bill" Young; and two nephews, Gene Young and Dale Young.Funeral Information His funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 11 in the Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut. There will be open visitation at Roland Funeral Home from 8:00a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday then on Sunday at 5:00 p.m, the family will receive relatives and friends for a Masonic service and further visitation until 7:00 p.m. Pastor Gail Muckey will officiate. The committal service will be in Brighton Township cemetery in Marne, Iowa. IN MEMORY OFROBERT "BOB&" YOUNGDATE OF DEATHMay 7, 2009At the age of84 years, 1 month and 3 daysFUNERAL SERVICETen Thirty A.M. Monday, May 11, 2009 Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut, IowaOFFICIATINGPastor Gail MuckeyMUSICAL SELECTIONS "What A Friend We Have In Jesus&""This Is My Father"s World&"By the congregationORGANISTVivian StorjohannBEARERSCorey Matthies John Matthies Ben Cary Ryan Wheatley Chance Young Shawn PaulsenKale Matthies Tyler MatthiesLUNCHEONA luncheon will be held in the churchfellowship hall following the interment. FLOWER COMMITTEEJulie Wheatley Jill Cary Krista YoungINTERMENTFollowing the funeral, a committal service will be held in the Brighton Township Cemetery in Marne, Iowa.For area church and cemetery directions, please click here:Church DirectionsCemetery Directions

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