Kenneth Young, 78, was called home by the Lord at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 at his residence, because he was done with him here on Earth.
Kenny felt he had lived a full and blessed life and praised God for the time he gave him on this earth. Especially for all the love he shared with so many people during his days on earth.
It was his desire that you set aside your grief and celebrate his new and much better eternal life.
He was victorious over his cancer when the Lord took him home.
Mr. Young was born Oct. 9, 1938 in Nappanee to Clarence and Gertrude (Copenhaver) Young.
He was a 1956 graduate of Nappanee High School and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. He was stationed at the Clark Air Base in the Philippines and was a teletype operator. He was a lifetime Nappanee-Bremen area resident.
On Nov. 23, 1963 he married Nora Kathleen Pfeiffer.
Mr. Young was a farmer and had driven a truck for North Central for 15 years.
He enjoyed going to fairs and showing cattle with his children at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. He was a member of Hepton Union Church, where he had served as superintendent, trustee and Sunday School teacher.
He most recently attended Bremen Missionary Church. Mr. Young loved the Lord, his family and friends. He believed in prayer, miracles and angels. Prayer meeting groups and Sunday School were the most important parts of church to him.
Kenny had many thoughts about church, and believed the first song in a service set the tempo for the remainder of the service.
He did not believe in guitars or drums being used in church. They belonged in Nashville.
It was his belief that the old hymns should be sung with a piano or organ. He believed every congregation should use their talents and gifts.
He believed in prayer, and had so many answered. He had so many friends from all walks of life, as well as around the world. He was thankful for all of them and believed it was important to discuss the Bible with them.
He believed there was a mansion, not a room in Heaven for him.
Surviving are his wife, Kathy Young; sons, Dale Young, Indianapolis, Keith (Michelle) Young, Warsaw; daughter, Pamela Young, Towaco, New Jersey; grandchildren, Tiffani and John Young; brother, Lowell (Barbara) Young, Bremen; and sister, Dorothy Niebling, Sturgis, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Forrest, Robert and Raymond Dale Young; sisters, Berniece Young and Lois Mellinger.
Family and friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for one hour prior to service at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 28 at Bremen Missionary Church. The Rev. Brad Thornton and The Rev. Kurt Litwiller will officiate.
Burial will be in Hepton Union Cemetery, followed by military graveside services by Nappanee American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be given to Bremen Missionary Church, Gideons, Southern Care Hospice or the donor's choice.
Published on August 27, 2017