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Obituary for Mort P Young

Mort P  Young
Mort Patrick Young, age 76, of Staples, MN, passed away on April 25, 2017, at the Lakewood Care Center due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Mort was born on January 21, 1941, in Staples, the son of Patrick and Bertha (Lee) Young. He was baptized in the Church of Christ.

Mort often talked about the little old school house that he attended during the early years of his education. He walked the 1 ¼ miles to school almost every day. Some of his interests were woodworking, hunting and working on the family farm during his school years. He was fond of family pets, especially his dog named Puppy.

Mort joined the Army in 1957. In 1962, he married his first wife, Lois, and became the proud father of Pamela Young and lived in Willmar, MN. In 1970, Mort met Judy Carlock at a Fourth of July picnic near Staples. They were married September 2, 1972, and in 1974, moved to Staples. Mort was a trucker for most of his working life and logged over 3.5 million miles during his employment. Mort enjoyed traveling and watching football and golf. He was very mechanical and loved cars. He was a fan of Tiger Woods and followed his career closely.

Mort is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters, Pamela Young of Willmar and Denielle (Felix) Ledesma of Cottage Grove; brother, Tony (Dorothy) Young of Staples; sisters, Gwendolyn (Clarence) Schoon of Sebeka, Marcy Young of Litchfield and Denise Young of Staples; 6 nieces; and 5 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha; father, Patrick; brother, Toby; 2 beloved cats, Cindy and Fritzie.

A Memorial Service for Mort will be held at 11:00am on May 6, 2017, at the Church of Christ in Staples with visitation from 10:00-11:00am. Pastor Barry Klein will officiate. Interment Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Caring for Mort and his family
Taylor Funeral and Cremation Care of Staples 218-895-9009

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