Dennis L. Young Sr.

October 10, 1925July 18, 2013

Dennis Lee Young, Sr., 87, of Edwardsville, passed away July 18, 2013. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wed., July 24 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., KCK. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment with full military honors will follow the service in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Dennis was born in October of 1925 to Artie and Esta Young. He grew up in Indiana and after graduating from Green Castle High School, he was drafted into the Army. He served his country in WWII and in Korea. While he was in the Army, he married an Army Nurse and the love of his life, Fannie, in September of 1946. Dennis retired from the Army in 1965 with a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other decorations. He then went to work for the Post Office for over twenty years and was president of the letter carrier’s union. Dennis spent many years working with the D.A.V. and was past local chapter and state commander. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Fannie; his son, Jeff, his granddaughter, Stephanie and six brothers and sisters. Dennis is survived by his sons, Dennis Young, Jr. (Rosemary), Walter Young (Mary Evelyn), Kern Young (Charlene) and Lynn Young, daughter-in-law, Kathleen Young; four sisters, one brother, two sisters-in-law, twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Fond memories and condolences may be left for Dennis at, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dennis L. Young Sr.

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Dennis Young III

August 1, 2013

Grandfather, every time I sat down and talked to you I came away having learned a little more about life, from a man that lived it well and to it's fullest. I miss you so much.

With much love and respect,

Kenneth young

July 22, 2013

Grandpa, you touched so many lives in a a positive way. Nobody can ever compare to you. You were the only grandfather i ever knew. Its going to be hard without you here but we must go on. i am at peace knowing you aren't suffering and you are with grandma and uncle Jeff. Thank you for the great memories and you will never be forgotten. I love you and one day we will meet again.

Tim & Sue Scholl

July 21, 2013

Red and Faye were great people. They were devoted to each other their family and the DAV. They did a lot to help the DAV. They will be missed. Rest in Peace dear friends you have earned it. Tim & Sue

Tim & Sue Scholl

July 21, 2013

Red and Faye were wonderful people. They were devoted to the DAV. Rest in Peace dear friends you have earned it.


July 21, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Young. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Shirley Lewis

July 21, 2013

I want to extend my condolences to the Young family.
Mrs. Walter Lewis of Basehor, formerly of Tonganoxie. Members of DAV, Chapter 1.

Pat Cox

July 20, 2013

Will be missed by many RIP now Grandpa, and tell Grandma & Uncle Jeff we all say Hi. God Bless. XOXO
The Cox Family (Godfrey, Il.)

Tulana Hackett

July 20, 2013

Uncle Dennis, i always loved your stories and your great laugh! You will be sorely missed and much loved!

Tammy Ransom

July 20, 2013

I will always miss u but I know your up there with grandma and uncle Jeff. Your Granddaughter

July 20, 2013

You will be miss by a whole lot of us. RIP Grandpa. I will miss u