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William Young
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Obituary for William Young

William Thomas “Bill” Young, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017, at The Fountains at Corby Place.
He was born March 31, 1928 to Thomas and Emily (Reed) Young.
Bill married Mary Darlene Anderson June 12, 1954.
He lived most of his life in St. Joseph and attended Todd Elementary and Pickett High School. Bill is a US Army veteran who served in Korea as Sgt First Class with the 1st Cavalry Division. He worked for Seitz Foods for 35 years as a supervisor over packaging of sliced meats. Bill was an avid collector of antique farm equipment; restored several antique tractors and stationary gas engines. He also bought furs for a few years. Bill enjoyed gardening and his apple orchard; he made many gallons of apple butter. He was a Mason and belonged to King Hill Lodge, Scottish Rite and Moila Shrine. Bill was a past member of the Wrecking Crew. Something that was very close to him was that he transported children to Shriner’s Hospitals. He loved traveling with his wife; they would take off and just “end up” somewhere.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Waters, Bette Baker and brother, David Young.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Darlene; son, William Mark Young (Pam); daughter, Susan Hogan (John); grandchildren, Scott Young (Kimberly), Kristen Young, Lindsey Pearson (Trenton), Josh Pearson; step grandchildren, Jennifer Harper (Jay), Clint Jones (Tracy), Ryan Jones (Abbey), Jason Hogan (Melanie), Karen Horsman (Cory); great-grandchildren, Grayson, Quinn, Oliver, Ila; sister, Barbara Archer (Richard); several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Moila Endowment Fund.

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Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Memorial Contribution

Moila Endowment Fund


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