Fred E. Youngs

Fred E. Youngs

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Fred E. Youngs, Sr., 98, of Essexville, our humble, honest and hardworking father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Grand Rapids. Fred was born in Munger on January 15, 1916, the son of the late Mose and Ida (Jette) Youngs. Fred was united in marriage to the former Dolores Courville on June 14, 1941 in St. James Church. She preceded him in death on November 5, 1983. Throughout his life, Fred was known for his wonderful character and devotion to others. In 1980, Fred retired from the beverage industry after over forty years of faithful service as a driver and salesman. The rock of the family, Fred always led by example, gave each situation everything he had and never gave up. In his ninety-eight years, Fred overcame many hardships that formed him into the responsible and remarkable man he was. Fred enjoyed baseball, hunting, furniture refinishing and was an avid Euchre player. He was a faithful parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church and belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 2740 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #1010. Fred’s memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends for generations to come. Left to cherish his memory are his four children, Julie and husband, Terry Laine of Caledonia, Jane and husband, Don Klein of Essexville, Fred Jr. and wife, Jane Youngs of Bay City and John “Jack” and wife, Teresa Youngs of Bay City. He was the unconditional loving grandpa of fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Fred also leaves behind his son-in-law, Michael and wife, Lynne Straney of Clarkston; brother, Richard Sutterlein of Canton; dear companion and friend, Alice Oswald of Essexville, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, Fred was welcomed home to heaven by his daughter, Susan Straney; grandson, Jonathon, four sisters and three brothers. Fred’s family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM until the time of his 11:00 AM Memorial Liturgy at St. John the Evangelist Church, 614 Pine St., Essexville. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate. Private inurnment will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Spectrum Hospice in Grand Rapids, Mercy Home Health Care, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Sending sympathy for your loss of Fred Youngs. His company will be missed at Jim and Kerry’s get togethers…he enjoyed watching the family work together and enjoy each others company…the last great grandparent for our granddaughters to enjoy….so sad but it was time….will miss you…..Judy and Denny

  2. Uncle Freddie, you will be missed by many & mostly me.Everytime we saw each other we had a very nice talk.You are now with God & I hope you know how much we are thinking of you, Prayers go out to you & your family. Love your Godchild Marcie Wenzlick& my Husband Bill…….May you rest in peace.

  3. Our prayers go out to the Fred Youngs family. My Dad, Bob Kolb will be waiting with open arms to greet him along with Jesus Christ our savior.

  4. We were saddened to hear of Freddies passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and would often come over and share stories with us. I will miss baking cookies for him. Sharon and Ed MacDonald, Dunedin, Florida

  5. Jim and Jill, I send my heartfelt condolences to you and to Max, and all of your family. I will hold you close in my prayers for peace and comfort in your time of grief.

  6. My condolences to Julie and your entire family. May you find comfort in the many memories you have, and knowing he was loved. …Sandy Casey

  7. Dear Family of Fred, What a pleasure it was to know your Dad through the years. I was so impressed by his upbeat and courageous life view. He was such a good example to all of us in his kindness and warm devotion to family. My heart grieves with you.
    Deb Lobring


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fred youngs
Fred E. Youngs, Sr., 98, of Essexville, our humble, honest and hardworking father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Grand Rapids. Fred was born in Munger on January 15, 1916, the son of the late Mose and Ida (Jette) Youngs. Fred was united in marriage to the former Dolores Courville on June 14, 1941 in St. James Church. She preceded him in death on November 5, 1983. Throughout his life, Fred was known for his wonderful character and devotion to others. In 1980, Fred retired from the beverage industry after over forty years of faithful service as a driver and salesman. The rock of the family, Fred always led by example, gave each situation everything he had and never gave up. In his ninety-eight years, Fred overcame many hardships that formed him into the responsible and remarkable man he was. Fred enjoyed baseball, hunting, furniture refinishing and was an avid Euchre player. He was a faithful parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church and belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 2740 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #1010. Fred's memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends for generations to come. Left to cherish his memory are his four children, Julie and husband, Terry Laine of Caledonia, Jane and husband, Don Klein of Essexville, Fred Jr. and wife, Jane Youngs of Bay City and John "Jack" and wife, Teresa Youngs of Bay City. He was the unconditional loving grandpa of fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Fred also leaves behind his son-in-law, Michael and wife, Lynne Straney of Clarkston; brother, Richard Sutterlein of Canton; dear companion and friend, Alice Oswald of Essexville, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, Fred was welcomed home to heaven by his daughter, Susan Straney; grandson, Jonathon, four sisters and three brothers. Fred's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM until the time of his 11:00 AM Memorial Liturgy at St. John the Evangelist Church, 614 Pine St., Essexville. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate. Private inurnment will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Spectrum Hospice in Grand Rapids, Mercy Home Health Care, or the charity of the donor's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Sending sympathy for your loss of Fred Youngs. His company will be missed at Jim and Kerry’s get togethers…he enjoyed watching the family work together and enjoy each others company…the last great grandparent for our granddaughters to enjoy….so sad but it was time….will miss you…..Judy and Denny

  2. Uncle Freddie, you will be missed by many & mostly me.Everytime we saw each other we had a very nice talk.You are now with God & I hope you know how much we are thinking of you, Prayers go out to you & your family. Love your Godchild Marcie Wenzlick& my Husband Bill…….May you rest in peace.

  3. Jim and Jill, I send my heartfelt condolences to you and to Max, and all of your family. I will hold you close in my prayers for peace and comfort in your time of grief.

  4. Our prayers go out to the Fred Youngs family. My Dad, Bob Kolb will be waiting with open arms to greet him along with Jesus Christ our savior.

  5. We were saddened to hear of Freddies passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and would often come over and share stories with us. I will miss baking cookies for him. Sharon and Ed MacDonald, Dunedin, Florida

  6. My condolences to Julie and your entire family. May you find comfort in the many memories you have, and knowing he was loved. …Sandy Casey

  7. Dear Family of Fred, What a pleasure it was to know your Dad through the years. I was so impressed by his upbeat and courageous life view. He was such a good example to all of us in his kindness and warm devotion to family. My heart grieves with you.
    Deb Lobring


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