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Betty Lou Young

Published: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Betty Lou Young

STERLING – Betty Lou Young, 84, of Sterling, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Betty was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Sterling, the daughter of Earl W. and Gladys (Wolber) Leseman. She was a graduate of Wallace School and attended Sterling High School. She married Lauren E. Young on Oct. 7, 1951, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling. Betty and her husband farmed in Jordan Township until they retired in 1997. Lauren preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2011. 

Survivors include three sons, Barry (Donna) Young, Kris (Amy) Young, and Jim Bob Young, all of Sterling; one granddaughter, Lindsay Young of Oak Park; four grandsons, Bryce Young of Dixon and Chad, Lauren, and Adam Young, all of Sterling; one great-granddaughter, Aleeya; a sister, Ruth (Gus) Hayenga of Morrison; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Jane (Leseman) Stralow and one brother, Melvin Leseman.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Monday and the funeral at noon Monday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Paul Judd, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Sterling, and David Jungnickel, pastor of Coleta United Methodist Church in Sterling officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established.

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