Perry John Young, age 73, of Waterloo passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at home surrounded by his family from complications from a rare neurological disorder, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
He was born in Garrett, Indiana, on October 6, 1947 to William and Otelia (Schmidt) Young.
On November 27, 1970, he married Lona Phillips in New Haven, Indiana. She survives in Waterloo.
Perry will be remembered as a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. Perry was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn, Indiana. He served as Elder, Deacon and Trustee for many years. His faith was exemplified in his love for his wife, children and especially grandchildren. Even as PSP limited his activity Perry rarely missed a sporting or school event.
Perry retired from Eaton Corporation in 2004 after 30 years of service. He was a tool and die maker by trade, but he was also the man who could fix anything! He had an artistic side and took great pride in his beautiful home and immaculately kept property. Perry's many hobbies included hunting, fishing (ice fishing was his favorite) and golfing. He was a member of Pheasants Forever and took great pride in wildlife conservation. Perry was a friend to all he met and his passions will live on in those he leaves behind.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Mandy Young of Waterloo; grandsons Aaron and Ethan Young of Waterloo; granddaughters Emily and Samantha Meyers of Fremont; brothers William Young and Bruce Young of Auburn; sister Dorothy Haffner of Waterloo; sister Donna Young of New Port Richey, Florida; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Doug and Joanne Sawyer of Albion; former son-in-law and his wife, Ted and Danielle Meyers of Fremont; and best friends for over 50 years, Jim and Jackie Hoff of Waterloo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Jennifer Meyers; granddaughter Nora Lyn Young; sister Patti Young; sister-in-law Kay Truesdell; and father and mother-in-law Boyd and Margaret Phillips.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street in Waterloo. Additional visitation will be held on Tuesday morning prior to the funeral service at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jonathan Nack officiating.
Burial will follow at Waterloo Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and TLC Preschool, 1801 North Main Street Auburn, Indiana 46706.
Per the Governor Holcomb’s mandate, face coverings and social distancing will be required.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.
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