Little & Sons Funeral Home

1301 Main Street, Beech Grove, IN


Richard Carl Youngstafel Jr.

September 22, 1952August 14, 2019
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Richard Carl Youngstafel Jr., age 66, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. He was born on September 22, 1952 in Indianapolis to the late Richard Carl Sr. and Mary Margaret (James) Youngstafel.

Richard worked for CNO Financial Group as a financial analyst. He was a former member of St. Philip Neri Parish for many years. He was a recent member of St. Roch Catholic Church and Toastmasters International. Richard was also an avid runner. He will be greatly missed.

Richard is survived by his siblings, Mary (the late David Arnett) Youngstafel, Anne (Gary) Thompson, Larry (Laura) Youngstafel, Mark Youngstafel, Rose (Gary) Lumpkin and Carl (Debbie) Youngstafel; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Tom Youngstafel.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main Street, Beech Grove, IN 46107. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Roch Catholic Church, 3600 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, 733 3rd Ave, Suite 510, New York, NY 10017 or to St. Vincent de Paul Indianapolis, 3001 E. 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218.


  • Richard Carl Youngstafel Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Mary Margaret Youngstafel, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary (the late David Arnett) Youngstafel, Sister
  • Anne (Gary) Thompson, Sister
  • Larry (Laura) Youngstafel, Brother
  • Mark Youngstafel, Brother
  • Rose (Gary) Lumpkin, Sister
  • Carl (Debbie) Youngstafel, Brother
  • Tom Youngstafel, Brother (deceased)
  • Many nieces and nephews
    Many great nieces and nephews

  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
  • St. Vincent de Paul Indianapolis


  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Richard Carl Youngstafel Jr.

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Rose Lumpkin

August 20, 2019

Anne Thompson

August 19, 2019

Rick was a thoughtful and caring son and brother. He was always there for us. He especially cared for mom and managed her affairs when she was in the nursing home. He was especially close to his nieces and nephews. He walked his niece Jennifer down the aisle at her wedding.
We shared a lot of 5K races and I will miss him at start and finish lines.

Rest In Peace dear brother

Mark Youngstafel

August 19, 2019

Two words to describe my caring for others and perseverance . My brother Richard was a runner not fast but he always finished ; he would do half marathons and it would take him longer than 3 hours to complete the race Another example of that . He was a lifetime member of Weight Watchers . It took him awhile to accomplish this . He started to bug me about my weight and he and my sister Rose got me to join
It took 6 months of bugging me. I made lifetime before him but he kept going and made lifetime. This also an example of his caring for others

Rose Lumpkin

August 18, 2019

A life well lived
What does that mean? I think that it’s subjective.
My brother Rick was an ordinary person just like most of us..He loved his family. He took care of our mom after my dad died .Rick especially was there for her at the end of her life when she was in a nursing home .When she died he dealt with all the headaches of planning her funeral
Rick was not afraid to try new things.He was in Toast masters,he enjoyed CrossFit and was an Indy Runner.He wanted to better his life so he went back to school and got a BA in business finance.He wanted to be in better health so he joined WW and became a lifetime member.
Ordinary life?No a life well lived.
Love , your pain in the butt sister, Rosie

Mark Youngstafel

August 17, 2019

On Christmas morning before the everyone came for Christmas Dinner and the gift exchange. Rick, Mom, Dad and I would play Trivial Pursuit and we would have drinks

Carl Youngstafel

August 16, 2019

Rick did so much for me while I was growing up. From taking me to Florida to visit the amusement parks and to letting me drive his car whenever I wanted. The Debs pizzas that he would treat us to. The list is to long to even tell
He is loved and will be greatly missed
Your brother Carl