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“I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was wonderful person. I knew John for more than 20 years, he was always so nice, a true gentleman.John...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Christian Shaw - Columbia, IL

“Dear Mark and family,We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We hope the memories will tide you through this time of grief.Sincerely, Lynne and Lori...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lori Schneider - Paderborn, IL

“We were very sorry to hear of Johns passing. We just got in last night from Texas. So sorry we didn't get to call on Mary Ellen and the family....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis - Marissa, IL

“I was a neighbor to the Young family and attended the same church for many years. Mr. Young greeted everyone with a big smile and always had a kind...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Karen (Forsythe) Knight - Destin, FL

“Mrs. Young,John, David, and Mark. You have my sympathy on the passing of your dad. He was such a nice and friendly man. I always thought highly of...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy Flowers - Annandale, VA

“Just a few weeks ago I had a nice visit with John at Walmart. I reminded him of when we would see him mowing grass and working in his garden when we...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jean Macke - Marissa, IL

“John Young was an Uncle on my Father's side, and I have great memories of Uncle John as I grew up. Our families often visited, and we had good times...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Steve Hemphill - redmond, WA

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John Clarence Young, Jr., 89, of Marissa, IL; born on October 23, 1927 in Sumner, GA; passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Young served for 21 years in the United States Navy in the Hospital Corp as a medical technician. After his military service he worked as a postal carrier in Marissa. He was a faithful member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee, participated in Sunday school and attended the men's breakfast gathering. He was also known for his welcoming smile as a greeter on countless Sunday mornings. John also greatly enjoyed gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents – John and Madge, nee Lewis, Young, Sr. One son – Brian Young. One daughter – Mary Baker.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years – Mary Ellen, nee Hemphill, Young. Three sons – David (Victoria) Young of Bremerton, WA; John (Dianne) Young III of Saline, MI; Mark (Tracey) Young of Lacey, WA. Eleven grandchildren, Seventeen great-grandchildren and One great-great-grandchild.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church

Visitation: Friends may call at the Marissa Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the Marissa Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. James Ryan officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.