Syalvester “Wes” Young, 90, of Napoleon passed away at 6:35pm Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg. He was born near Napoleon on April 7, 1928 the son of George and Pearl Drescher Young. He was married to Genieve Utter on March 31, 1951 and she preceded him in death on January 23, 2009. Survivors include one son Roger (Deanna) Young of Napoleon; two daughters Cindy Toops and Pamela Young both of Napoleon; three grandchildren Kimberly (Travis) Sullivan, Kiersten Young, and Morgan Young all of Napoleon; two great-grandsons Kaleb and Karter Sullivan; two brothers Delbert Young of New Mexico, and Lester (Betty) Young of Napoleon. He was also preceded in death by his son Donald, his son-in-law David Toops, his brothers Alvin, Earl, Roy, Harry, Walter, and Norman Young, and his sisters Sadie Schmidt, Esther Bernard, Ida Grow, and Alice Bultman. Wes was a former employee of the Greensburg Veneer Mill, Napoleon Lumber Company, American Manufacturing in Greensburg, and hauled milk in the Greensburg area. His most loved occupation though was being a farmer. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served from 1950 to 1952 and was discharged with the rank of Corporal. He enjoyed spending time on the farm and with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was an avid follower of Jac-Cen-Del sports. Wes was a long-time member of the Napoleon United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22nd at 10am with Pastor Joyce Barker and Pastor LaJo Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery at Napoleon with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be on Friday from 3pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9am until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Napoleon United Methodist Church, the Jac-Cen-Del Scholarship Foundation, or Bucket Buddies Mission, Inc. in care of the funeral home.
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