Leon Earl Young
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Leon Earl Young
  • June 16, 1941 - April 27, 2017
  • Dunlap, Illinois

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Leon Earl Young, 75, of Dunlap passed away at 8:40 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017 at OSF St Francis Medical Center surrounded by his family.

He was born June 16, 1941 in Tiffin, Ohio, the son of William and Juanita Burress Young. He married Mary Young (Rub) on July 4, 1964.

Leon is survived by his wife of 52 years; his mother, Juanita Riordan of Joliet; two sons Steve (Karen) Young of Dunlap, Jeff Young of Pekin; one daughter Jennifer (Mark) Hutsell of Peoria; three grandchildren, Abby and Bryce Young and Mary Hutsell; three brothers Garry (Karen) Young of Palos Park, Larry Young of Portage, IN, Ed (Caryn) Young of Crest Hill; two sisters Pat Micetich of Joliet and Bev Young of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Young and his step-father, Chuck Riordan.

Leon began his career with Caterpillar on June 17, 1959. He worked various positions in Joliet, Pontiac and Peoria. He retired in 2002 after 43 years of service.

Leon was a proud Marine Veteran. He served as President of the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce in 1981. He loved golf and treasured time with his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10 am Friday, May 5, 2017 at Resurrection Mausoleum. Visitation will be Thursday May 4, 2017 from 5-7:00 pm at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. Father Patrick Henehan will officiate.

Burial will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

To view Leon's memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.woolsey-wilton.com.