James W. Young
Des Moines - James W. Young, 88, passed away June 5, 2021 at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center, Iowa.
James was born on December 29, 1932 in Clarinda, Iowa to Trevia (Hardee) and Dorman Young. He was an Army veteran and worked as an Engineer for the Des Moines Public Schools.
In his free time, James enjoyed horse racing and attended the Kentucky Derby and races at Aksarben. He treasured his time outdoors mowing, gardening, and landscaping his beautiful yard, and most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children, Debbie Young, John Young and Carol (John) Turpen; grandchildren, Darren (Evelyn) Sanchez, James Young, Alexis Young, Bailey Turpen and Brady Turpen; great-grandchildren, Julian, Noah and Benny; his sister, Marie Rasner; sisters-in-law, Reta Robey, Ruth (Roger) McKeever, Ruth Kouski and Ginny Young; brother-in-law, John Pfeiffer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Hazel Young in 2015.
Services will be held at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa with visitation on Wednesday, June 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. and the funeral service on Thursday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. followed by burial at Hartford Cemetery in Hartford, Iowa. Livestream link can be found below his obituary at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
Memorials may be directed to Spurgeon Manor.
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Published by the Des Moines Register from Jun. 7 to Jun. 10, 2021.