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Illma E. Young

August 11, 1923 February 18, 2017
Illma E. Young
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Illma E. Young, 93, Oconto, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Illma was born August 11, 1923 in Lena to the late William and Ida (Leigh) Chesley. She married Francis “Hans” Young on August 22, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1971. Illma was an assistant cook at Jefferson Elementary School for nineteen years. She was very active in her church, serving as Deacon, Trustee, Elder, Sunday school teacher, and many other areas. Illma enjoyed quilting, sewing and golfing. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Oconto, Gold Star Mothers, Eastern Star, Legion Auxiliary and Red Hatters.

Illma is survived by two daughters, Kristine Gabriel, Lena; Susan Young, Oconto; a son, Leonard (Dawn) Young, Oconto; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, John E. Young who died November 7, 1967 in Vietnam, a daughter, Kathleen Young, a son-in-law, John Gabriel, three sisters, Edith Pries, Apphia Lovison, Jean Walther, and two brothers, Lauren Chesley and Charles Chesley.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Visitation will continue on Thursday, February 23, from 10 to 11 AM at First Presbyterian Church, Oconto. Funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Thursday at the church with the Rev. Craig Alwin officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

22

Feb

4:00 PM 2/22/2017 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/22/2017 8:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Thursday

23

Feb

10:00 AM 2/23/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/23/2017 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

133 Jackson St.
Oconto, WI 54153

First Presbyterian Church
133 Jackson St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

23

Feb

11:00 AM 2/23/2017 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

133 Jackson St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Funeral service by Rev. Craig Alwin.

First Presbyterian Church
133 Jackson St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cook Ave.
Oconto, WI 54153

Cook Ave. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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