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September 16, 1945 - September 12, 2012

William was born September 16, 1945 in Decorah, Iowa to Georgie and Irene (Jones) Young.  He graduated from the Canton High School in 1963.  From 1963 to 1966 he served in the United States Army.  William then drove truck for Wennes Trucking before he started dairy farming with his father.  After over 25 years of milking cows, he drove truck for Caledonia Haulers for 10 years.  On June 10, 1967 he married Carolyn Larson at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church.  He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed his team of Belgian horses which he broke, entered plowing contests, and used them to help work the farm, and collecting antique farm machinery.

William passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home at the age of 66.

William is survived by two children Kristle Young and her husband Billy Jack Thurman, and Scott Young both of Santo, Texas; his wife Carolyn Young of Santo; a sister Joanne (Calvin) Henry of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and sister-in-law Joan Young of Hayfield, Minnesota.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Roger.

Funeral services will be 11 am Monday, September 17 at the Canton –Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton. Burial will be in the Elliota Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 pm Sunday, September 16 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

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