Joseph Young

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died January 3, 2021

Joseph Young, age 88, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at the Iron Mountain Veterans Hospital on January 3, 2021.

Joe was born May 3, 1932 in Escanaba, the son of Martin and Madeline (Steffic) Young, Croatian immigrants who ran a milk farm in West Gladstone most of their life.

Joe attended Carroll Grade School and graduated from Escanaba High School. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army. He was later employed at Mead Paper Company for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, wine making, and mechanical projects. He married Rita (Olsen) in 1955. She preceded him in death in October of 2016.

Joe is survived by his daughters Theresa Young of Gladstone and Julie (Dean) Pfiester of Cornell, grandchildren Justin (Nicole) Covell and their children Hannah and Maddison of East Lansing, Ashley (Michael) Bowen and their daughter Margaret of Ann Arbor, and James Young and his son Blaise of Escanaba. He is also survived by one sister, Rose Byrnes of Two Rivers, WI, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition he was preceded in death by sisters Ilene, Mary, Elsie, Pauline, and Ann, as well as brothers Chuck, Martin Jr. and Steve, and his granddaughter Emily.

Private services honoring Joe will be held at the convenience of the family.

5 Tributes for “Joseph Young

    Theresa and Julie , We just want to tell both how sorry we are to hear about your Dad’s passing. I know you are so proud of him. Want a Wonderful Husband he was and well as a AWESOME Father. We both were Blessed. I can remember the play house he made for you, that was really Special !! I thought Wow, what a Wonderful Man !! Peace be with you during this difficult time , Love Your Cousin, Dena and Ron Lindstrom { Diana} Hope to see you soon !

    It will be very strange not to see Joe on his John Deere tractor cutting grass every Friday at his Masonville property. He and his stories will be missed. You have our sympathy for your loss.
    Neighbors on the lake,
    Barb Karas
    Pat Cleveland

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