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Donald R. Young July 30, 1927 - April 15, 2009

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MORRIS -- Donald Reed Young, 81, of Morris died Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital.

The service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be at the Graceville Consolidated Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7:30 at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church.

He was born July 30, 1927, in Clear Lake, Iowa, to Milton and Jennie (Christensen) Young. He grew up and attended school in Clear Lake. He farmed with his brother for a short time and then began driving truck.

He married Elaine Baxter on June 1, 1971, Naussa, Iowa. They lived in Rockwell, Iowa, and, in 1973, moved to Graceville and then to Morris in 1988. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morris.

He is survived by his wife; children: Danny Young of Marion, Iowa, Steven Young (and special friend Britney) of Milbank, S.D., Howard (and Becky) Johnson of Ottawa, Ill., Jerry Johnson of Ottawa, Ill., James (and Joy) Haukos of Clinton, Peggy (and Fritz) Lutz of Central City, Iowa, Julie Ann (and Doug) Flickinger of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bonnie Young (and David) of Pensacola, Fla., Debrah Young of Marion, Iowa, Debbie Lynn (and Jeff) Reetz of Roseland and Lori Ann Young of Morris; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings: Russ (and Voloris) Young of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Carrie Kirshbaum of Rockwell, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his first wife: Dorothy; and one brother.

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