Chesterton Tribune

John Jack Young dies at 83

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John Jack Young, of Chesterton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at his residence. He was 83.

He was born Jan. 27, 1924 in Hammond, the son of Michael and Jennie (Bonta) Young, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Thelma Dietrich Young.

He is also survived by a daughter, Joanne (Charlie) Van Cleef of Chesterton; two grandchildren, Holly Baum of Chesterton and David Baum of Valparaiso and nephews, Clayton Young of Rochester, Minn. and Jerry Young of Fla.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Young and a nephew, Joseph Young.

Jack was owner/operator of True Value Hardware in Chesterton for nearly 20 years. He was a member of First Christian Church. Jack was a union plumber by trade, he was also an accomplished carpenter and builder. He was the best husband, father and grandpa. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and good conversation and advising on many issues, including politics and religion. He was a good role model and teacher, he mentored many young people. Jack served in the U.S. Army WWII and was an Invasion of Normandy Veteran serving in Germany and France.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday from at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.


Posted 10/15/2007