Skip to content


 Word has been received that a former Kahoka, MO. man has passed away in Little Falls, Minn. At the Lutheran Care Center.

   He was born in Kahoka, MO. July 5 1923 the son of John E. and Anna (Bell Derman) Young.  He attended Kahoka schools.  When a young teenager he worked for Bakers Quarry, where he was seriously hurt and wasn’t expected to survive, but with his parents and the help of God and his strong determination he went on to live a long and enjoyable life.

   On Jan. 26, 1943 he married Ruby Hodges from Galesburg, Ill. they had four children.  He worked at Hubingers in Keokuk, IA. For 25 years.  He and his family moved to Keokuk, IA.   He later worked at Shellor Globe for 25 years retiring in 1988.

   Having divorced, he married Mary (Crandal) Gibson on August 22, 1965 at Luray, MO.  The couple then moved from Keokuk, IA. to Little Falls, Minn. in Feb. of 1990.

   Chester could play any musical instrument.  In the old days he loved to get together with his two brothers Vic and Floyd and play music, each playing a different instrument.  He enjoyed playing horseshoes and video games and he loved animals and working on the lawn.

   He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother. 

   Mr. Young is survived by his wife Mary, sons Chester Young Jr. and his wife Sherry of Quincy, Ill., Wayne Young and wife Ronda of Carthage, Ill., Hurley Gibson and his wife Bonnie of Little Falls, Minn., daughters Sierra (Sandy) Bryant and her husband Lonnie of Keokuk, IA., Onie Hamilton of Keokuk, IA., and Rosemary nelson and her husband David of Aberdeen, S.D. 28 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

   Chester was preceded in death by, his parents, brothers Edward, Charlie, Alvin (Peck), Ernest, Floyd, Victor, Lenard (Skeet) Young.  Sisters, Clara Mae (Young) Lundy and Lorene (Young) Salyers.  He was also preceded in death by an infant son Wilson Lee and an infant sister Maxine Young and an infant brother Orville Young.

   He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews and friend in this area.  Two sister-in-laws Mary Young Helm and Mel Young both of Kahoka, MO.

   Funeral services were held Tuesday July 24 at the Shelly Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.  Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls.

   Casket bearers were Steven Bryant, Kirk Lesinski, James Lesinski, Michael Mettenburg, John Gibson, Travis Gibson, and Gerald Young.