Milford Young

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died April 25, 2024

Milford Young, age 94, of Gladstone passed away peacefully with his loving wife Nancy by his side at his home on Thursday, April 25, 2024.


Milford was born on February 1, 1930 in Gladstone, the son of Daniel and Marie (Seguin) Young. Milford was raised in Gladstone. Milford was drafted into the United States Army until his honorable discharge. Milford was united in marriage to the former Nancy Blair on June 23, 1973 and together they shared 50 wonderful years.


Milford worked for most of his career with the City of Gladstone starting out working on the garbage trucks and working his way to operating heavy equipment until his retirement.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years. He enjoyed bowling in his bowling league and playing smear at the Gladstone American Legion. He also loved an old western movie.


The family would like to thank Community Action, the Veterans Association, OSF Rehab, Bishop Noa Home, and UPHS Hospice for the wonderful help they provided for Milford and his family.


Milford is survived by his loving wife Nancy; children Ricky Erickson, Daniel (Susan) Young, Sherry (Arthur) Hildebrandt, Cathy (Bob) Druding, Bonnie (Blaine) Burrell, and Sue Young; sisters Marcella Makosky and Marilyn (Dennis) Aicher; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.


Milford was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Elaine (Lloyd) Forvilly, Joyce Mihalic, George (Millie) Young, Cliff Young.

3 Tributes for “Milford Young

    We loved Grandpa so very much. We have always treasured the fun visits and the camping trips. We know he loved us too. He was the best grandpa we ever had. He will be greatly missed.

    Uncle Mel was the teaser of the family. He always sported a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous smile on his face. Although rarely serious, you knew he loved his family. Thank you, Nancy, for loving him and caring for him to the very end. Rick too. We’ll miss him. Rest well, Uncle Mel.

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