Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Donald D. Young

Donald D. Young, age 78, of Bellevue, Ohio died tragically, Thursday, May 9, 2013 in an automobile accident in Marion County, Ohio.

Don was born December 27, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Fremont and Hazel (Dager) Young. A 1952 graduate of Elmhurst High School, he served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a tank gunner, after which he attended Indiana University International Business College in Fort Wayne. He was then employed at the Wayne Knitting Mills and the Magnavox Company for whom he transferred to Madison, Ohio in 1969 and to Shelby in 1973. He was also employed as a sales manager for the Carton Service Company, Towmotor, Don Coburn in Ashland, and Tappan in Mansfield. He retired in January 2005 from MTD in Willard.

Don most recently resided in the Mary Lay Home at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue where he served in several church ministries and took pride in maintaining and beautifying the Shrine grounds. He loved fishing and sports, especially watching his children and grandchildren participate. Don served as an usher and lay distributor for many years for the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby and also served as president of the St. Mary’s School Board. He was also a member of the Red Cross Board in Shelby.

Don is survived by his wife, Sandra (Girardot) Young, of Shelby; three sons, three daughters, and 13 grandchildren: Christopher (Joan) Young of Blacklick, Ohio and children, Elizabeth, Audrey, and Abby; Carter (Carrie) Young of Westerville, Ohio and children, Matt and Nick; Scott (Traci) Young of Valparaiso, Indiana and children, Keenan and Cydney; Karen (Randy) Hay of Bellevue, Ohio and children, Daniel and Shana; Amy (Tim) Strauss of Macedonia, Ohio and children, Logan and Lauren; Linda Young of Shelby and children Maggie and Hayden Gray. Survivors also include a sister, Ruth Kurtz of Crystal Lake, Illinois, a sister-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where a rosary service will be recited at 7:45 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, and also on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 AM at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday at 11 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby with Fr. Gene Wilson, C.PP.S. celebrating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Diabetes Association or the Sorrowful Mother Shrine.

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  1. Jerry Girardot says:

    Our most deepest sympathy to the immediate family…..

    We will always remember Don as a caring and compassionate person. We could go for a long time without seeing Don and he would come up and start a conversation and make us feel as if we were just chatting with him yesterday. We are sure he was that way with everyone he knew!!!

    It hurts to know that he will be missed most as a Father and Grandfather. Keep those special moments close to you heart and know that all of you are in our prayers.

    Rest in peace Don……….

    With Love,

    Jerry and Susan Girardot

  2. Wendy Carrick says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What an amazing man…
    God Bless,
    The Carrick Family

  3. Bruce and Deb Westrick, Pat and Clyde Smith, Rick Smith says:

    Don always made you feel good and always a gentleman. Very personable. Many blessings to his family, he will be missed.

  4. Tammy Crockett says:

    You have my sincerest sympathies. Don was such a wonderful person. He made everyone feel like a close friend. He was caring and had a smile for each person he met.

    Please take comfort that he has been welcomed through heaven’s doors and he will still be with you all in your hearts and memories.

    Ron and Tammy Crockett

  5. Dawn Holt says:

    Don, you have always been a person who made us feel so comfortable and you were so much fun. You will truly be missed! Love your smile and personality. Rest well! Your kids were truly blessed to have you as their dad! We will enjoy the memories!

    Love to you and your family! Hope you kids make it to the family reunion!


  6. Kim and Andy Bell says:

    May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Peace and God’s love,
    Kim, Andy, Doug and Cam Bell

  7. Josie Soots says:

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you!
    The Soots/Barker Family

  8. Don & Brenda Morris says:

    Carter, our prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult time and we are sure your faith will help to see you through this.

  9. Janet Mankamyer says:

    So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. It’s never easy losing a beloved family member, and I can empathize with what you are feeling. Although your heart is sad, I hope that in the near future your sadness is replaced with happy memories of your dad.
    Janet Mankamyer

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