Print This Page

December 25th, 1934 – Sunday, October 28, 2007

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery o
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
10:30am

Visitation Information

Harvey Dennis Young, Jr., age 72 of rural Waverly died on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at his home after a ten month battle with cancer.

He was born on December 25, 1934 in Minneapolis the son of Harvey & Barbara Williams Young.

Harvey grew up in Minneapolis attending Incarnation Grade School and De La Salle High School, where he graduated in 1953.

He then entered the U.S. Navy and served as an ironworker with the Naval Seabee detail in the Philippines. Harvey served as a naval reservist, receiving a national service defense medal, and was honorably discharged in 1961.

Harvey D. Young, Jr. & Bonnie C. Safely were joined in holy marriage on December 28, 1957 in Minneapolis.

They resided in Minneapolis until 1966 and then moved to a farm south of Waverly where Harvey enjoyed raising cattle, hogs, crops and horses.

Harvey joined the electrical workers union, Local #292, IBEW in 1957 and was honored with a fifty year membership pin in 2007.

Harvey served his community through work in Woodland Township, on the Howard Lake-Waverly School Board and as a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he served as a religious education instructor and on the Parish Council.

In his retirement years, Harvey enjoyed working with his many teams of draft horses which resulted in a close personal relationship with the St. Charles Amish Community.

Survived by his loving wife: Bonnie Young; children: Barbara (Jim) Eckberg, Susan (Bruce) Jagodzinski, Patty (George) Reinert, Mary (Randy) Judd, Ann (David) Mills, Michael (Ruth) Young, Kate (Dean) Fasching and Carol (Tom) Thurston; twenty five grandchildren; a sister: Betty (Donald) Burns; a brother: Bill (Joanie) Young; special family friend: Mario Vargas; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Preceded in death by his parents: Harvey and Barbara Young and a sister: Mary Lou Schwanz.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Harvey Young, Jr. will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30am at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Timothy Cloutier will be the Celebrant. Interment with military rites St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.

Friends may call on Friday, November 2nd from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Honorary Casket Bearers Harvey’s grandsons: Jonathan Eckberg, Benjamin Eckberg, Jack Jagodzinski, Joe Mills, Jacob Mills, Jacob Young and Tyler Thurston.

Casket Bearers Harvey’s grandsons: Daniel Eckberg, Jeffrey Jagodzinski, Christopher Reinert, Michael Lundeen, Sam Mills, Thomas Young and Mitchell Fasching.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Heidi A. Thomas

    Bonnie, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. When I served with Harvey on the School Board I so appreciated his “salty” humor, and often think of the times we all needed his humor. Bonnie I know you will find comfort in the circle of your family knowing God is watching over you. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to give me a call. Heidi A. Thomas

    Reply
  2. David Gray

    I am saddened by the passing of Harvey. He will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed the times we spent with the Wells Fargo Hitch. His great sense of humor and every present smile, made the hours and miles on the road enjoyable and never dull.

    I will never forget the first time I met Harv. He was eating Oreo cookies at the table in the kitchen with his back to me. Michael introduced me and he never missed a beat, he said “I was wondering who that was behind me, I thought I might have to shoot him”. As Michael and I left, I went back into the house and said, “Mr. Young it was sure nice to meet you. I’ll stop back when I can’t stay so long”. Mike later told me, “You sure got dad with that reply”. Ever since we both have shared many laughs and enjoyed working with the horses.

    You all have been in our thoughts and prayers.

    With our Love,
    David and Weslie Gray

    Reply
  3. Tom Arms

    I was very sorry to hear of your loss. I know that Harvey did a lot to lift my dad’s spirits over his last few years and was a great lifelong friend. You will have many great memories of the good times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.

    Reply
  4. TOM TOOHEY

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I SPENT A WEEKEND WITH HARVEY GOING TO GRAND ISLAND NEBRASKA WITH HIM AND MIKE MILLER FOR A WELLS FARGO PARADE. WE HAD MANY GOOD LAUGHS. HE WAS A GOOD MAN. TOM TOOHEY

    Reply

Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published.