Mort Patrick Young, 76, of Staples, passed away April 25, 2017, at the Lakewood Care Center, Staples from Parkinson’s disease.
Memorial Services will be held May 6, at 11 a.m. at the Staples Church of Christ with visitation one hour prior to the services at the church. Pastor Barry Klein will officiate.
Interment will be at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.
Arrangements are with the Taylor Funeral and Cremation Care of Staples.
Mort was born on January 21, 1941, in Staples, to Patrick and Bertha (Lee) Young. He was baptized in the Church of Christ. Mort attended the little old school house in his childhood, and often spoke of how he walked 1-1/4 miles to school almost every day.
Mort joined the U.S. Army in 1957. In 1962, he married his first wife, Lois and they lived in Willmar. In 1970, Mort met Judy Carlock at a Fourth of July picnic near Staples. They were married September 2, 1972, two years later they moved to Staples. Mort was a trucker for most of his working life and logged over 3.5 million miles during his employment. He enjoyed traveling, watching football, golf and was a fan of Tiger Woods. Mort was very mechanical and loved cars, enjoyed woodworking, hunting, working on the family farm when he was younger and was fond of the family pets, especially his dog, Puppy.
Mort is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters, Pamela Young of Willmar and Denielle (Felix) Ledesma of Cottage Grove; one brother, Tony (Dorothy) Young of Staples; three sisters, Gwendolyn (Clarence) Schoon of Sebeka, Marcy Young of Litchfield and Denise Young of Staples; six nieces and five nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Toby; two beloved cats, Cindy and Fritzie.