A memorial service for Steven Young, 66, of Estherville, will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville with co-officiants Pastor Neil Schindler and Pastor Joel Sadler. Interment will be at Swea Township Cemetery, Kossuth County. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91, both of Estherville. Steven passed away on Aug. 31, 2020, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Visitation is from 5-7 p.m., today, Sept. 3, at the church.
Steven Young, son of Merlin Arthur and Marion Maxine (Woltman) Young, was born on Oct. 28, 1953 in Cherokee, Iowa.
As a child, Steve and his family moved around a lot. When Steve was in 6th grade they settled in Estherville; where he graduated from high school in 1972. He then attended ILCC, before transferring to Mankato, where he studied history. He enlisted in the Air Force on Nov. 16, 1983. He was in the Iowa Air National Guard for nearly 15 years.
On Oct. 27, 1984, he was united in marriage to Laura Swanson. The couple made their home in Estherville and had three boys. Throughout his younger years Steve worked at Phillips 66, John Morrell & Co, and Teledyne Aerospace. He worked for Mediacom as a technician for 15 years, retiring on Jan. 18, 2019.
Steve was a member of Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville, where he ran the video booth at the services. Steve was very confident in his Faith. He enjoyed driving John Deere tractors and mowing numerous lawns. He was a big history buff, with special interest in military history and World War II. Steve was excellent at trivia and he liked to tease and make everyone smile.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Young of Estherville; his sons Nicholas Young of Washington, IA, Joshua Young, and Zachary Young both of Estherville; and his “foster” son Alex Nelson of Estherville. He is also survived by his sisters: Kathy (Woodrow) Kraft of Lakefield, MN and Jill (Rodney) Arends of Estherville; sisters-in-law Carol Young of Estherville, Sally (Bernie) Verbrugge of Armstrong, and Cindy Swanson of Cokato, MN.
Steven is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Janet Ekren, his brother, James Young, and his brother-in-law Danville Swanson.
Online condolences may be left for the family at HenryOlsonFuneral.com