Richard Young, 81

Richard Carmen Young, age 81, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the Howell Care Center, in Howell.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1928, in Vashti, N.D., a son of Ray and Mildred Young.

Mr. Young had been a lifetime resident of this area. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at a very young age for Huddleston Lumber Company and eventually retired as sales manager after 45 years. He also worked at Camp Eberhart for 10 years following retirement, where he was known as “Uncle Dick”.

Mr. Young was a life member of the Three Rivers Eagles, where he served as past president, and also the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170. He truly loved his family, friends, and his two pets, Babies and Miss Bitzy.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving family, wife of 55 years, Joyce (Hull) Young of Three Rivers; two daughters, Patricia (John) Weatherwax, of Three Rivers and Judy (Jeff) Miller of Three Rivers; a son, Dennis (Kathy) Young of Three Rivers; a brother, Norris Young, of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren Katrina (Scott) Norman, Miranda (Todd) Sylvester, Nicole Young, Meghan (John) Negus, Joshua German, Steven Higgins, Richard (Shannon) Mathews, William and James Mathews; several great-grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Bob Anderson of the Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene officiating.

Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170.

Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association or the family of Richard Young c/o Hohner Funeral Home. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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