March 28, 1918 - March 3, 2017


Memorial Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Walter C. Young, 98, of Waite Park will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park. Walt passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. Reverend David Grundman will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Walt was born on March 28, 1918 in St. Cloud to Julius and Christine (Grien) Young. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII from 1942-1945. He married Lois J. Kloss on August 28, 1945 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park. Walt was a former employee of Burlington Northern Railroad and a general manager at Production Credit Association in Aitkin prior to owning and operating Gambles Store in Onamia. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish and served on the board of the Kathio State Park as well as being a volunteer firefighter and EMS for Onamia.

He enjoyed wood carving, painting, gardening, fishing and above all treasured spending time with family and friends. Walt will be remembered for his quick wit and his laugh.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; children, David (Lois) of Grand Rapids, Christine (Tom) Wicklund of Cold Spring, Kathy Ness of St. Cloud, Karla (Snook) Harworth of Fergus Falls; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and sister, Rose Pedersen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; infant sister; grandson, Eric Young; and son-in-law, Gary Ness.
Memorials are preferred.

A Heartfelt thank you to the staff of Building 51-1 for the loving, compassionate and professional care they gave Walt and our family.