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Allen C. Young
Issue Date: May 7, 2014
Allen C. Allie Young, 91, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, May 3 with his wife and family by his side at St. Marys Hospital, Green Bay.
Born Dec. 11, 1922 in Oconto, to Sam and Harriet (Dennisen) Young, he married Genevieve Marie Brabant on July 27, 1963 at St. Peters Catholic Church, Oconto. He was a lifelong farmer and also worked as a janitor for Oconto School District for 25 years and drove school bus for Lamers Bus Service for 22 years. He was the last surviving child of the Sam Young family.
He played baseball and softball for Cream City and many other teams and enjoyed playing cards with his family and the Golden Agers Card Club. An active member of Holy Trinity Parish, he belonged to the Knights of Columbus for 50 years, served as constable for the Town of Oconto, Oconto County Deputy Sheriff, Town of Oconto Supervisor, member of Civil Defense of Oconto, St. Joseph School Board and Town of Little River election board.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Genevieve, Oconto; a son, Greg A. Young, Oconto; two daughters, Cheryl A Beekman, Oconto and Terri Jo (Eric) Riesselman, Cedar Grove; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Young, Oconto and Helen Young, Green Bay; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Ted, Harry, Tom, Robert, Bernard and Gordon Young and three sisters, Frances Mae Koehne, Henrietta Couillard and Patricia Mathey.
The family received relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 with a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service by Deacon Walter Kaszynski. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at noon on Wednesday, May 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto with burial in the Oconto Catholic Cemetery.