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July 11, 1929 – Monday, January 5, 2015

Service Information
United Presbyterian Church in Rockford, MN
Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Peterson Chapel-Buffalo
Friday, January 9th, 2015
4-8 P.M.

Irene M. Young, age 85, of Buffalo & formerly of Rockford passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 at The Buffalo Hospital.
She was born on July 11, 1929 in Garden City, South Dakota the daughter of John & Evelyn (Bachman) Alt.
On July 26, 1949, Irene M. Alt and Lester J. Young were joined in marriage in Waubay, South Dakota. God blessed their marriage with four children.
Irene was formerly employed at The Rockford Bakery, Rockford School and The Delano Nursing Home.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, rug making, sewing, bird watching and cooking.
She was a member of The United Presbyterian Church of Rockford.
Survived by loving husband of 65 years: Lester J. Young; children: Dale “Bucky” Young & Doug (Teresa) Young all of Rockford, David (Cheryl) Young & Lori (Gary) Kottke all of St. Michael; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren; brothers & a sister: Dean Alt of San Diego, CA, Marvin (Jean) Alt of Sterling, Illinois, Arthur (Marge) Alt of Maple Plain & Janet “Donnie” Scott of Watertown, S. D.; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents: John & Evelyn Alt, three sisters: Joanne, Bonnie & Betty; and by a sister-in-law: Kathy.

Funeral services for Irene Young will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at The United Presbyterian Church of Rockford. Interment Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.
A visitation will be held at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo on Friday, January 9th from 4-8 P.M. Further visitation at the church on Saturday morning, January 10th one hour prior to services.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Bridget Kottke and Tabitha Phillips.
Casket Bearers will be Wayne Young, Dustin Kottke, Cory Young, Justin Phillips, Tony Underwood and Gary Kottke.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Debra Held Fant

    Loving you all in this time of sorrow, Young family.

  2. Barbara Held

    Dear Lester and family; I am so sad to hear of your loss. Irene’s death came so soon after Dad’s, our families are truely linked. With love, Barbara

  3. Jonathon Holzer

    My condolences to Dave Young and Family.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Jon Holzer

  4. Larry & Sheila Dalbec

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Mary Rodeski/Buffalo Adult Day Center

    Lester and Family; we wish to send our deepest sympathy to all of you, Irene was like no other. Wonderful lady with a great sense of humor right to the end. We will all truely miss her sassy pants she wore that made us so many laughs and smiles. Everyday when she came to the day center I would ask her “how are you Irene” and she would say back “I’m fine”, “nobody told me I’m not”. I feel very priviledged to have known her personally, she left me a good-bye that will be unforgettable…Tabitha knows what this is and when we talked about Irene we both had smiles on our face.
    Take care all of you.

  6. Sean and Kim Fisher

    Lester and Family,
    We are truly sorry for the loss! We are very blessed to have had both of them as our Neighbors! Irene was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever known! We always enjoyed the rides with the both on them on the golf cart!! She will be truly missed! Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you!

  7. Mike and Peggy Dwyer

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  8. Ron & Marie Dehn

    we were sorry to hear about Irene she was a fine lady to Lester and family are though go out to you

  9. Del Haag

    Lester and Family; Sorry but I just found out about Irene. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Del Haag


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