PEORIA – Howard A. Young, 91, of Peoria passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Heartland Manor Care in Peoria.
He was born April 11, 1920, in Ashington, Northumberland, England, a son of William and Elizabeth Jean Mordue Young. He married DeMova Merchant on Nov. 4, 1941, in Canton, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, Lori (Ken) Hall of Germantown Hills and Greg Young of Peoria; three grandchildren, Chris Hall and Lisa Hall, both of Peoria, and Shane (Katy) Young of Glasford; six great-grandchildren, Hailee, Cameron, Connor, Caleb, Zach and Tyler; one brother, Jack (Virgie) Young of Champaign; and several nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Austin and George.
Howard was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving in the Carlson Raiders. He was part of the Makin Island Raid in 1942.
He was a member of the U.S. Marine Association and Timberlake Country Club in Peoria since 1959.
Howard was employed as a theater manager for Kerasotes Theatres for 30 years, later working in inventory control for Foster and Gallagher Inc., and retiring in 1983 from Jumer’s Castle Lodge in Peoria as head of security.
He was an avid golfer who was instrumental in helping build the Timberlake golf course, and he enjoyed traveling.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Rev. Howard Love will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Timberlake Country Club or ADDWC in Eureka.