OBITUARY

Arthur W. Young Sr.

January 12, 1926October 13, 2020

Arthur Willis Young, Sr. of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on October 13, 2020. He was born to Ollie and Charles Young on January 12, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Keokuk, Iowa.

In 1943, Arthur enlisted and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. Following his Military service, he returned to Michigan where he joined the River Rouge Police Department and retired as a homicide detective. Arthur moved his family to Boyne City, MI in 1969 where he purchased and operated the Young's Dilworth Hotel as well as other businesses before retiring to Arizona in 1990.

He was married to the love of his life, his wife Lenore (St. Lawrence), They were together for 75 years and together they raised their 7 children. If you count their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, their family numbers more than 200. Arthur was a devout Catholic, Christian, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Lions club in Northern Michigan. When he wasn't busy at work or with his family, he really enjoyed golfing, bowling, and woodworking.

Arthur is survived by his wife Lenore, his children Collette (Dana) Kolasinski of Phoenix, AZ, Deborah (Richard) Ferris of Boyne City , MI, Chip (Linda) Young of Chandler, AZ, Yvonne (Dennis) Looze of Boyne City, MI, Edward (Mija) Young of Chandler, AZ and Ross (Lisa) Young of Oveerguard, AZ, as well as his sister Norma Jean Wright of Portage, Indiana . Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and oldest daughter Patricia Waun.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

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  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Graveside Committal

    Monday, October 19, 2020

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Norma Wright

October 17, 2020

I am his sister.,I loved him so much .I remembered when i was about 12 & went to stay with Lee & Art .I had such a good time ,What a wonderful person ,We went for ice cream a lot .& I went & watched,.,LEES mother make wedding cakes .ART & Lee took me to the lake and Art thru me in, He is the last sibling I have..I was the baby of our family
& the on;y one left,GOD BLESS ART!

Renee Waun-Hill

October 15, 2020

Our Pipi was my first hero as a child. Hearing the stories of him in the military as a boxer, a policeman, owning/running a hotel, being a father to 7 kids and a wonderful husband just always made me look up to him as my first hero!
You will always and forever be my first hero Pipi! I love you!

Love your granddaughter Renee. 😊❤️

Judy Schwab

October 15, 2020

Ross and Lisa, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ve enjoyed seeing the pictures of your Mom and Dad together. What a nice long loving life they’ve had together. May he rest in pease.

Judy Schwab

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