Edwin Earl Young

June 29, 1937May 10, 2018

Edwin E. (Uncle Bud) Young, 80, of Silvis, Illinois passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018

. Per his wishes there will be no visitation or services. He will be laid to rest at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal . The Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences and tributes to the family may be expressed at

Edwin was born on June 29, 1937 to Leo and Freda (Siems) Young in Neillsville, Wisconsin. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1960-1966. After being together for many years, he married Mary Ruth Wakefield on January 10, 1987. She passed away October, 1996. He was united in marriage to Shirley Martin on July 10, 1997. She passed away August 13, 2016.

Edwin worked for Oscar Mayer for over 30 years before retiring. There he worked various positions. His last position was slicing meat in the slice/ pack department. In January, 2002 he went on to work as a Specialized Transportation Service Operator for Metro Link Transportation in Illinois for 9 years. He retired from driving in December, 2010.

Ed (Uncle Bud) had a great sense of humor, charming personality, and loved to make people happy. He loved fishing, his dogs, family, and classic cars. He will be truly missed by those lucky enough to have known him.

Those left to cherish his memory are several loving nieces, nephews, his step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, and sister-in-law Delores Young.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, brothers Donald, Leo, Robert, Richard, and Jerry Young, sisters Yvonne Garrow, and Jacqueline Linka.


  • Leo Young, Father
  • Frieda (Siems) Young, Mother
  • Kathleen J. Horst, Niece

  • The Family

Edwin Earl Young

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Ann Hays

May 15, 2018

So sorry to hear about your uncle Bud. Met him once, but felt like I knew him through his stories about his years at Oscar Mayer the day of your chicken fry & also from hearing you talk about your visits with him, my friend Kathy. I know he'll always have special place in your big heart.


May 14, 2018

So sorry for the loss of Uncle Bud.