Dennis D. Young, 67, North Manchester, passed in his home at 5:54 a.m., May 9, 2019. Born on Jan. 23, 1952, in Warsaw, he was one of seven children born to Donald S. and Deloris J. (Whittenberger) Young.
After graduating from Manchester High in 1970, he married the love of his life Debra “Debbie” Reed on Sept. 4, 1970. The two were married for 48 years. Soon after getting married, he went to work for DePuy. He began his 45 year career in shipping and moved his way up the company ladder to Business Unit Manager and also served as Union President throughout his time with DePuy. Working was not his life however, he enjoyed time with his wife and children. From coaching his children’s’ baseball, softball and basketball teams to supporting each child with their interest, Dennis loved being a father and husband.
Mr. Young greatly relished life after retirement. It gave him more time to do yard work, mushroom hunting, gardening, going to auctions, fishing and supporting the North Manchester Historical Society. Over the last four years, the Youngs enjoyed traveling to Florida during the winters. He also liked to watch the LA Dodgers, Indiana University sporting teams and the Chicago Bears. Dennis could be described as such a kind, jolly, endearing man, who always welcomed others and made them feel like they were family.
The loving memory of Dennis D. Young will be cherished by his wife, Debra “Debbie” Young, North Manchester; one son, Gary (Alexis) Young, North Manchester; three daughters, Amy (Dave) Mort, Sidney; Kristy (Jeff) Hooker, Tippecanoe; and Wendy Isbell, North Manchester; two brothers, Allen Young, Akron; and Randy (Kristi) Young, North Manchester; two sisters, Marcia Kline, Disko, and Martha (Gene) Shepherd, Warsaw; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry Young; one sister, Karen Chandler; and one granddaughter, Amber Love, who passed away in 2000.
Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Monday, May 13, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, at McKee Mortuary. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Dennis D. Young, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38101 or Riley Children’s Hospital, 30 South Meridian St. Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.