Delbert E. Young
Delbert E. Young
  • January 7, 1918 - December 19, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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Delbert E. Young, 99, of Rockford died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born Jan. 7, 1918, in Light, Ark., to Walter and Effie (Hoffman) Young. He was raised on a farm. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member of City First church for 70 years, where he was an Elder and active in many capacities. Worked as a tool and die maker at Barber Colman more than 35 years. He worked part-time at Hilander until age 92, when he needed to retire to take care of his wife.

Survived by son, Jim (Cynthia) Young; grandsons, Randy (Janelle) Young and Mike Young; granddaughter, Stacy Young; and great-grandsons, Jack, Carter, Dawson and Tate Young. Predeceased by parents; first wife, Velma Dickerson; wife, Wilma Young; brother, Everett Young; great-granddaughter, Madelynn Young.

Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Home (chapel in back), 3740 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to service time. Pastor Randy Young, Delbert's grandson, will officiate. Private burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences www.