OBITUARY

Paul R. "Dick" Young

January 22, 1926March 5, 2021
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Paul R. “Dick” Young, 95, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021. He was born on January 22, 1926 in Huntington, Indiana to the late Paul and Ida (Overpack) Young. Dick graduated from Huntington High School and Indiana University. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. Dick retired as General Manager and part owner of Lebrato Bros in 1981. He was a lifetime member of Beta Theta Pi, Elks Club, and the American Legion. Dick was also a 50 year member, Elder, Deacon, and Trustee of Calvary Third Presbyterian Church. In addition he also served as a past President of the Foundation Board and the Fort Wayne Home Builders Association. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Board of Realtors. Dick was involved with the Construction Trades Development Counsel for 35 years, a board member for 21 years, and past president. He was a member and director of Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association for over 25 years. Dick loved his family, enjoyed his time at Lake Tippecanoe, and was always quick with a joke. He is survived by his son, David (Jody) Young of Fort Wayne; daughters, Karen Horner of Fort Wayne and Jill (Mike) Morrolf of Carmel, IN; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in passing was his wife of 67 years, Marilyn (Miller) Young; and great-grandson, Cameron Young. Visitation will be held from 1-2pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home 6424 Winchester Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819, with a private family service to follow the visitation. Memorial contributions can be made to Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association.

  • DONATIONS

  • Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Final Resting

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Paul R. "Dick" Young

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Laura NIEKAMP

March 27, 2021

A force to be reckoned with, I was half scared and half awed by uncle Dick growing up. By the time I introduced jack to him he was a fluffy marshmallow 😉. So very proud of every achievement of his children, grandchildren and their children! And he was always quick to offer his advice and support to jack and me about our boat. I will always remember him with a smile on my face and in my heart. Thinking of you all as you say goodbye. Much love from all the Niekamps.

Deb Suckow

March 27, 2021

Spending many vacations at Tippy and sharing many holidays, Uncle Dick was a big part of my family childhood. He was a bigger than life figure to me - served me my first HB and saved me from near death while skiing. But what I remember most were his jokes, his oversight to keep us safe, and his deep love for his family. Love to all of you!❤️

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