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Born: September 4, 1928

Death: January 1, 2008

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Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
McCook, NE

Francis Eugene Young

September 4, 1928  -  January 1, 2008
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Life Legacy

Francis Eugene Young, 79, went to live with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 01, 2008. He died at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska.

He was born September 4, 1928, at Magnet, Nebraska to Clarence and Anna Mae (Mitchell) Young. While growing up, he and his family lived in Boyd, Knox, Pierce and Holt counties. He attended school at Chambers.

He was married to Leanna Mae Trebold at Chambers, Nebraska September 29, 1947. To this union one daughter, Eileen Kay, was born. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2007.

Francis worked on a ranch south of Atkinson until 1949. They moved to Kearney in 1949 where he was a crane operator for the Department of Roads for 14 years. They owned and operated the Rodeo Motel and Trailer Court for five years. He then had his own crane business, Young’s Crane Service, for 30 years. In 1994 he retired and they moved to Carthage, Missouri to enjoy their retirement years. In 2004 they moved to McCook to be close to their daughter and family.

He accepted the Lord as his personal Savior in 1951 and has been involved in the Lord’s work since that time. He is a member of the McCook Evangelical Free Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Flossie Hansen.

He is survived by his wife, Leanna of McCook; daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and George Young of McCook; three grandchildren and spouses, Greg and Jennifer Young of Lincoln, Angela and Jason Downs of Lincoln, Kyle and Amanda Young of Humbolt, SD; two great-grandsons, Michael Young and Seth Downs; two sisters and spouses, Betty and Lee Mitchell of Meridian ID, Darlene and Bernie Hoerle of Columbus; six brothers and spouses, Harold and Norma Young of Columbus, Burl Young and wife, Joanne of Meridian, ID, Richard Young and wife, Elaine of Columbus, NE, William and Karen Young of Caldwell, ID, Ronald and Hazel Young of Nampa, ID, Clarence and Patricia Young of Hansville, WA; and brother-in-law, Merl Hansen of Meridian, ID.

Memorials were to be given in his name to the McCook Evangelical Free Church or to McCook Community Home Health and Hospice.

Funeral services were Friday at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in McCook with Pastor Bruce Lester officiating. Burial took place in the Kearney Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook was in charge of the arrangements.