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Obituary for Ronald L.Young


Ronald L. Young, 79, of Melrose, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta. He was born April 26, 1940 in Sparta to Raymond and LaVerne (Stetzer) Young. He was very proud of his age and was very much looking forward to celebrating his 80th birthday this year with his family. Ron was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, Burr Oak. He attended schools in the Browns Valley and Burr Oak parochial schools and Mindoro Union Free High School. He married Lois Ann Haag November 3, 1962 at Mindoro Lutheran Church. Ron was an outdoors man at heart and particularly enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, playing cards with the guys or anything else that had to do with being outdoors. He also liked to cook, process wild game, and was very good with the family recipe of knockwurst also helping Lois can vegetables in the fall. He also was a "jack of all trades" having built many family homes and always lending a helping hand to whomever needed it. He was proud to serve his community working for the county. Ron was past President of of Local 227 of La Crosse County, also a Union Steward, secretary and treasurer. Prior to his retirement he was La Crosse County Highway Patrol Superintendent. He was also a lifelong member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burr Oak. Ron had a great love for his family and friends and will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Lois, daughter Denise (Steven) Scholze, sons Kevin (Jan) Young; Darin Young all of Melrose Kyle (Hannah) of Mindoro, sister Geneva Olson of Sparta, Judy (Randy) Stumlin of Mindoro; grandchildren Jordan (Stephanie) Young of La Crosse, Tyson Young (Friend Katie) of La Crescent, MN, Jessica (Shawn) Byom and Morgan (Garrett) Goodenough, and Garett Schulze all of Melrose, Caleb and Cody Young of West Salem, Kelsey and Preston Young of Mindoro; great-grandchildren Hailey and Amelia Byom, Layla Goodenough and August Young; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, little dog Benji; sister-in-law Gail Haag of Holmen, sister and brother-in-law Doris and Roger Groth of West Salem. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and LaVerne Young, a brother Larry, father-in- law and mother-in-law Clifford and Mildred Haag, sister Lois Gunderson, brothers-in-law; Merlin Haag, Larry Gunderson, Dennis Olson and a great-granddaughter Angela Rose Byom. Open air visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, N9113 State Road 108, Mindoro, WI. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor John Werner will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.