Earl  Young
Earl Dean Young, 88, formerly of 11620 Rabbit Run Rd., died at 10:45 p.m. September 12, 2019 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
Earl was born January 11, 1931 in Ottumwa to Fred and Ora Jackson Young. He married Nora Williams on March 21, 1950.
A resident of Ottumwa all of his life, he worked for Putman welding and retired from Standard Forwarding after 29 years. Earl then worked for Enterprise Rent-a-Car for 18 years before retiring. After retiring, Earl spent his time with grandkids and his family, he was the awesomest grandpa ever.
Surviving is his wife, Nora; a daughter, Janice Melling of Ottumwa; 3 granddaughters, Cassandra (Teresa) Young-Gray of Ottumwa, Rachel Hunt of Mt. Pleasant, Lacey Albertson of Ottumwa; 3 great-granddaughters, Audrey Soots of Mt. Pleasant, K'lyn Gray of Chicago, IL, Mya Albertson of Ottumwa; 3 great-grandsons, Kyler Weeks of Ottumwa, Colten Gray of Chicago, IL and Kolbi Young-Gray of Ottumwa; his sister, Connie Rustbuet of Ottumwa; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Amber Soots; 6 brothers, Clayton, Maurice, Charles, Dale, Raymond and Robert Young; 2 sisters, Gretna Vest and Marjorie Cullian.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Cremation will follow the visitation.
Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Published on September 13, 2019


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5 posts

Diane Rorh
Sep 17, 2019
I worked at Standard Forwarding East Moline IL office. So enjoyed Earl when he stopped in. He was always happy & would bring a smile to my face. My prayers & thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
Ellen McKeel
Sep 15, 2019
Janice and Nora
I sure did love him he was so fun to be around when I lived close enough to walk to your house. He was kind and caring. He will be missed. Prayers and comfort through this most difficult time.
Ellen Carlo-McKeel
Karen young
Sep 13, 2019
Love you lots,and that sense of humor,kindness and that smile.will miss you.
Debbie Wildt
Sep 13, 2019
Garden To Go Basket was purchased for the family of Earl Young by Debbie Wildt.  Send flowers
Roy & Jane Moriarty
Sep 13, 2019
So sorry for your lost Nora and the rest of the family. Earl will be missed by several people. I don't think Earl ever met a stranger. He always had a big smile. We will never forget him.