Sioux Falls: Helen Mary Young passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2011, at Good Samaritan Luther Manor in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mass of the Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at St. Katherine Drexel Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the church before the Mass.
Helen was born on Dec. 13, 1935, in Doland, S.D., to Fred and Frances Vogel. Helen was the second child of eight children. Two sisters, Doroth Fontaine and Mildred (Lyle) Hanson, are still residing in Yahima, Wash. Helen was preceded in death by her sisters, Catherine, Victoreen; and three brothers, Jerome, Eugene and Fred.
Helen was married to Carl Young for 75 years. They raised their family in Aberdeen, S.D. They were longtime members of St. Mary Parish, where Helen was active in several of the groups for women.
Helen had a travel bug and would travel whenever and wherever the train or car would take her. She enjoyed traveling with their camper and visiting each of her children and siblings. She was known to make a few desserts and loaves of bread in her days.
Helen is survived by five children: Richard (Ruth) Young of Amarillo,Texas, Dorthy Currey of Minneapolis, Minn., Duane (Kathy) Young of Vancouver, Wash., Ronald Young of Denver, Colo., Jeanette (Jim) Kreitel of Renner, S.D.; daughter-in-law, Melly Young, of Augusta, Ga.; son-in-law, David Murray, of Stratford, S.D.; 25 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren, with one expected in April.
Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carl, of 75 years; four children: Don, David, Mary, Kathy; and one grandson, Ricky.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. David Ellerbush, who provided such outstanding care for both of our parents and to the West Wing Staff at Good Samaritan Luther Manor for all the excellent care. The staff was so supportive and kind to Helen after Carl passed away and became very important to her. A special thanks to Mary Ann CNA ... so patient and kind.
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