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Oscar G. Young, 83, of Onawa, Iowa, formerly a long-time resident of Little Sioux, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa.
Memorial services will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, with Evangelist Dale Wolf officiating. Burial will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in the Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska, with military honors provided by the United States Navy. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.
Oscar Gerald Young was born on September 25, 1934, in Sherman Township, rural Blencoe, Iowa, to Wayne Jasper and Dorothy Grace (Armstrong) Young. He graduated from Mondamin High School. On February 4, 1954, he enlisted with the United States Navy and served on the U.S.S. McKean DDR 784 near Singapore and Malaysia. He was honorably discharged on November 27, 1957.
After his military service, he returned to live in Little Sioux and worked as a farm laborer in the area until his retirement.
Oscar married Helen “June” Stewart on August 6, 1966, at the Glen Stewart home in Page, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Little Sioux until they moved to Onawa in 2008.
In his younger years, his favorite hobbies were playing pool and working on cars. He also enjoyed watching sports and ballgames on television. He was a past member of the Little Sioux Fire Department and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a member of the Little Sioux American Legion Post #410 for over 40 years. He will be fondly remembered as the bingo caller for the Little Sioux Homecoming for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Helen “June” Young of Onawa, IA; one brother, George Young of Bellevue, NE; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Dorothy Young; and one brother, Darrell Young.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com