Charles W. Young (1923 - 2014)

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Charles W. Young

Des Moines

Charles W. Young, 90, lost his battle with cancer Friday, March 21, 2014 at HCI Care Services 56th.

Charles was born May 20, 1923 in Coon Rapids, Iowa to Julius and Sylvia Young. He had lived in the Des Moines area most of his life. Charles proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He retired from Pittsburg Des Moines Steel where he had worked as a punch press operator for many years. Charles enjoyed being outside, going to parks and vegetable gardening. He was an avid Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball fan. Charles also enjoyed bowling, playing pitch and spades and shooting pool.

Charles is survived by his daughters, Suzette Hartman, Linda Young-Hess, and Patricia Conlin; sons, Michael Young, Jeffrey Young, Douglas Young and John Young; sister, Virginia Leonard; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bernice (Kincaid) Young and sisters, Roma Madison and Nita Ratliff.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3911
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 23 to Mar. 25, 2014
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