Clarence E. Young, 85, of Homestead, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in Colonial Manor, Amana, following a brief illness. Services were held Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Homestead, with the Rev. Wayne Woolery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held Monday at the church. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be contributed to Lutheran Interparish Schools, Williamsburg, or St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Homestead.
He is survived by his wife Esther; his stepchildren, Robert Trimpe and wife Rita of Williamsburg, Diane Von Ahsen and husband Gene of Homestead, Beverly Arp and husband Terry of Oxford, and Dean Trimpe and wife Linda of Williamsburg; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Burnita Young of Solon, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry and Margy Seifert of Homestead; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bertha Seifert Young in 1985; two brothers, Alfred and Herbert; and twin sisters in infancy.
Clarence Emil Young was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Iowa City, the son of Emil and Minnie Pfister Young. He attended Trinity Lutheran School in Conroy. Clarence served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the medical corps. He achieved the rank of tech sergeant and received the Good Conduct Medal. Upon returning to the states, he was employed by the Amana Society Farms as a farm hand and following retirement drove a truck. Clarence married Esther G. Jahlas Trimpe on Feb. 18, 1989, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Homestead.
Clarence was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Homestead. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be extended to the family via the Web site www.klosterfuneralhome.com .