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Jean H. Young

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 9th, 2012

MENDOTA - Jean Helen Young, 82, of Mendota died peacefully at Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn. on Oct. 3, 2012 after a long, brave battle with cancer.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 20 followed by a public “Time of Remembrance” from 2:30-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Mendota. The family requests that friends and relatives bring photos and fond memories to share. A funeral service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held immediately afterward at 4 p.m. followed by a meal at the church.

Mrs. Young was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Mendota to William Joseph and Clara Atheda Widmer. She married Theron “Cy” L. Young in 1966. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Beverly (Glenn) Dobias, Marilyn (Shaun) Murphy, Barbara (Merv) Stalter, Colleen (Jim) Moravek, Martin (Eleanor) Smith, Henson (Pati) Smith, and Lois (Rick) Ledesma; 21 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Orr and Ann Smith; and three sisters-in-law, Patty Alexander, Shirley Widmer and Nancy Widmer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Doris Pfeiffer; and three brothers, Robert “Red,” Richard and William “Junior” Widmer.

Jean and Cy shared in the joys and embraced the challenges of raising seven children. They spent many happy years and enjoyed an array of hobbies and interests including travel, spending time with family and friends, and active involvement in their church. Above all, Jean cherished her family and they cherished her.

Memorials in Jean’s name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, The Foundation for a Smokefree America or First United Methodist Church of Mendota.

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