Keith W. Young, age 80, of Marengo, Iowa, died Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Rose Haven Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 17, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, Marengo with Rev.Anni Mingin and Rev. Diane Vohries officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
He is survived by a daughter Vicki (Don) Schafbuch of Marengo; two sons, Douglas (Andrea) Young, and Dennis (LeeAnn) Young, both of Platteville, CO; eight grandchildren, Travis (Allison) Schlabach, Shannon (Luke) Slockett, Tiffany (Jeff) Simonsen, Chad (Lindsey) Young, Brianne (Shaun) Roberts, Lindsay (Jake) Niebes, Brandon (Katie) Young, and Amanda Young; twelve great-grandchildren, Ashlea and Austin Schlabach, Brynlee and Bryar Slockett, Livia, Levi, and Myla Roberts, Jack and Hallie Niebes and Jordan, Jaylynn, and Madison Young. He is also survived by three sisters; Cleo Tuttle of Marengo, Carole (Richard) Ballard of Marengo, and Sherri (Virgil) Head of Story City, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Janice K. Young on July 23, 2015, a son Vance in 1984, a grandson Darin Schlabach in 1980, and a brother Garth in infancy.
Keith William Young was born December 6, 1934 in Marengo, Iowa, the son of Leo and Norma Patterson Young. He received his education in the Conroy Elementary and Marengo schools. Keith married Janice Kay Hartz on December 31, 1952 in Cedar Rapids. He was employed at Amana Refrigeration, Parks Construction, and the Marengo Ready Mix for 21 years. He then started his own business, Keith Young and Sons Construction, which he later expanded to include Linn County Ready Mix, Johnson County Ready Mix and Iowa County Ready Mix. Keith was also a lifelong farmer, and he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Marengo. Keith and Jan enjoyed wintering in McAllen, Texas.
He was a loving husband, father and grandpa and will be missed by all.