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Published November 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Norman Young

Norman Young, age 83, of Sykeston, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 9, 2013, on the family homestead where he was born. His wish was gratefully granted!

On June 22, 1930, Norman was born on the homestead in Sykeston, ND, to August and Alma (Leapoldt) Young. He attended country school in Johnson Township.

Norman Young

Norman Young, age 83, of Sykeston, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 9, 2013, on the family homestead where he was born. His wish was gratefully granted!

On June 22, 1930, Norman was born on the homestead in Sykeston, ND, to August and Alma (Leapoldt) Young. He attended country school in Johnson Township.

Norman was a Corporal in the US Marine Corps where he served his country in Korea from 1954-1956. He was very proud of being a Marine and was guided by their ethics and values of always being faithful. Norman was honorably discharged on March 19, 1960.

On June 1, 1956, Norman married the love of his life, Donna Aarhus. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage together. Norman lived near Sykeston where he farmed until retiring in 1992. Norman and Donna, along with their best friends, Ray and Marlene Grager, ran a café in Sykeston for several years and had a chuck wagon business called Mar-Dons Country Catering for 15 years.

He enjoyed visiting and meeting new people wherever he went. Norman was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sykeston and the first charter member for the Lutheran Laymen’s League. He was very involved in church and community activities. Norman served on the Firemen’s Board for 26 years in Sykeston. Norman and Donna truly enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona at Citrus Gardens, where they made many special friends and enjoyed countless activities. Norman’s greatest accomplishment was being a loving, kind, generous, humorous, and faithful human being that brought great joy to his family and friends.

Norman will always be remembered and deeply missed by his two sons, Lynn (Bernette) of Mesa, AZ and Dave (Gina) of Sykeston; two daughters, Lorie (Roger) Nymark, Moorhead, MN and Joni (Randy) Love, Bismarck, ND; two sisters, Lois (Ray) Shannon and Gloria (Bob) Griffin; two brothers, Don (Geri) Young and Roger (Carol) Young; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was greeted in heaven by his wife Donna; his infant twin son Larry; his brother Arnold; and his parents August and Alma.

Following the service Norman will receive full military honors at the cemetery and you are invited to share in this blessed time with the family.

In lieu of flowers, the memorials will be given to We Honor Veteran’s Campaign at Mercy Hospice.

Visitation: Friday, 10:30AM – 5:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND

Prayer Service: Friday, 7:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

Funeral Service: Grace Lutheran Church, 95 1st St. N. , Carrington, ND Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington ND with full Military Honors

On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com

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