Robert E. "Bob" Young

Robert E. "Bob" Young

Bob Young, age 81, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 10:35 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at the Aurora Nursing Center. He was born July 25, 1931, in Chanute, Kansas, the son of Carl and Edith (Herndon) Young. Bob was a U.S. Army Veteran. He served during the Korean War and earned two Bronze Stars. While in the Army Bob was stationed in Germany and it was there he met the love of his life Emma Weiglein. They married January 29 and again on January 30, 1959: for a German and then an America wedding. She preceded him in death, March 11, 2010.

Bob and his family moved to Aurora from Ottawa, Kansas in 1963. He worked as a butcher for the B&T and Ramey's Grocery Stores in Aurora and the Western Sizzlin in Monett, Missouri. Bob loved his family, his country, bowling, football and "Old Westerns". His travels included Alaskan and European Cruises and a number of Superbowl's, however his favorite was Germany.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three children, Dr. Pete Young and his fiancé Jeannie Tinsley, Thomas Young and his wife, Lane, all of Kansas City, Missouri, Susie English and her husband, Mike, of Joplin; granddaughter, Emma Christine Young; three brothers, James Young of Olatha, Kansas, Carl Young, Jr. of Independence, Kansas and Johnny Young of Kansas City, Missouri; six sisters, Grace Young of Fredonia, Kansas, Emma Lou Dolan of Gas City, Kansas, Margaret Jane Larky of Denton, Texas, Linda Mae Sullivan of Junction City, Kansas, and Loretta Young of Chanute, Kansas.

His parents, and two sisters, Arlene Spurling and Edith Marie King also preceded him in death.

Bob's favorite quote, "We will never get together any younger."

The Young family would like to thank the Aurora Nursing Center and Hospice Compassus for the love, respect, care and dignity they showed Bob while he was in their care, and to remind everyone to please wear sunscreen.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, in the Crafton-Cantrell funeral Home with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A celebration of life will follow at the Strike Zone Bowling Alley where he and Emma shared many fond memories. Memorial donations may be made to the Aurora Walking Trail for a bench in Bob's honor. Forward all donations to the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, 303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO 65605.

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Published in the News-Leader on Oct. 14, 2012