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Young, John M. On December 18, 2010, God called John M. Young Home. John was a registered pharmacist and active in public affairs, Brookfield politics and the Wisconsin State Assembly. John was born on February 3, 1926, to Gertrude (Brown) and Henry G. Young in Dubuque, Iowa. He enlisted in the United States Marines and served in Hawaii, Guam and China during World War II. On June 21, 1947, he married Ruth Ristow in Milwaukee. A 1953 graduate of South Dakota State University, John was privileged to serve as the school's Homecoming Chairman in 1952. That year, he drove Presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower in the bummobile in the annual Homecoming Parade. John owned and operated 3 retail pharmacies in Milwaukee, worked as a pharmacy consultant for Blue Cross-Blue Shield, and as a pharmacist for Walgreens's and Alliance Pharmacy Services. John served as a member of the Brookfield Plan Commission for 10 years, an Alderman for 7 years and State Assembly for 8 years. John moved on to Director of the Bureau of Health Professions in the Dept. of Regulation and Licensing in the state of Wisconsin. One of his proudest moments came when Governor Tommy Thompson appointed him to serve on the Commission of the battleship USS Wisconsin. John is survived by his wife, Ruth, Brookfield; daughter Susan Frischie (John), Kentland, IN; David Young (Barbara), Seattle, WA; and Steven Young (Gina), Algonquin, IL; grandchildren Stephanie Frischie and Kimberly Backus, Indiana; Lindsay Taylor, Seattle, Gregory Young, San Francisco, and Lauren Young, Seattle; Gabrielle Young, Gillian Young, and Isabelle Young, Algonquin IL; and great-grandchildren Hayley and Aaron Backus, Indiana. Siblings who preceded him in death are brothers David of Kansas and Joseph, of Menomonee Falls and Arkansas. Surviving is his sister, Marion Johnson of Brandon, South Dakota. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 28, from 9-11 AM followed by a brief service at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1750 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, will follow Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Calvary Lutheran Church or the appreciated.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Dec. 21, 2010
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