Eugene Ralph Young

January 8, 1926February 14, 2013
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Born January 8, 1926 in Charlotte, MI, the son of the late Henry and Berniesse (Harshman) Young passed away February 14, 2013 at the age of 87. He graduated from Charlotte High School. Eugene serviced his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired from Oldsmobile as a plumber after many years of service. He was a member of union local #333 and #652. He was also employed at Disney World building the Epcot Center. Eugene was a life member of VFW post 3727. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Wendell, Bill and Roy. Surviving to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 65 years, Arlene; daughters, Linda Kay Hulbert and Loretta Jean (Bill) Gilbert; loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ward E. Smith Sr., and his children, Ward E. Jr. and Jazmyn E., William D. (Renee) Smith and their children, Cameron, and Sidney and Mikaela, Peter L. (Mindy) Smith and their children, Nathan and Ashleigh, and Matthew P. (Emily) Rogers and their children, Hannah and Gatlin. Eugene also helped Arlene in raising several of her nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday, February 18, 2013 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Interment will take place at East Lawn Memory Gardens in Okemos. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Sunday, February 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. For those desiring, contributions in memory of Eugene may be made to Oldsmobile – Robert S. Higgins VFW Post 3727, PO Box 471, Holt, MI 48842. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 18, 2013

Eugene Ralph Young

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Barb Domcik

February 19, 2013

Enjoyed visiting with all of you at Grayling Nursing when Dad was there and after he was gone. They're probably up in heaven sitting at the dining table getting reacquainted. Thinking of all of you, keep in touch.

February 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Samuelsons

Glen & Suzanne DePew

February 16, 2013

Our prayers are with all of you. He will be missed. May you find peace in all the good memories and fun times that you shared. May God give you and your family the peace that passes all understanding.

Judy Foster

February 16, 2013

Arlene, Loretta and Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I know he had been sick for a while. He is at peace now and will be missed by all who love him.

Margaret Lira

February 16, 2013

Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

February 16, 2013

We have many fond memories of Junior and Arlene. He will be missed by so very many friends as well as family.

Fred and Nancy Rohrabacher
Harrison, MI

Jerry Runions

February 15, 2013

I worked with Junior for several years and enjoyed his friendship greatly. My
sypothy to all the family.

Larry Cool

February 15, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It was a pleasure knowing Grandpa Young. Take care, love, Larry and Penny Cool

Tim OBrien

February 15, 2013

A good and decent man and a fine friend

Sarah Payne

February 15, 2013

Arlene. Loretta, Linda and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Uncle Gene will be misses by many. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.