Harold Young, 83

Harold E. “Honk” Young, 83, of Owatonna, formerly of Montgomery, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Valley View of Owatonna Assisted Living. Harold Ernest was born October 18, 1929, in Stacyville, IA, a son of Herbert and Allie Marie (Cleveland) Young. He was raised in St. Ansgar, IA, and attended St. Ansgar schools. He entered the United States Army Air Corp during WWII, and served with the occupation forces in Germany. During his military service, he was united in marriage to Selma Windham on September 1, 1951, in Sumter, SC. Upon his honorable discharge in August of 1951, he returned home and began a long career with Interstate Power Company. His career took him to LeRoy, Owatonna, and Montgomery. Following his wife's death in 1987, Harold married Helen (Strauss) Abraham at Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville. Honk retired as area manager from Interstate Power Company in 1991, after over 40 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed following Minnesota sports. He was a longtime member and past commander of the Owatonna American Legion Post 77. He is survived by his wife; children Catherine Smith, Owatonna, and Harvey (Debbie) Young, Phoenix, AZ; stepchildren Lori (Mike) Fellows, Montgomery, and John Abraham, Mt. Juliet, TN; by grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Arlene (Leighton) Demaray, Ellendale, and Alice McNaney, Norfolk, VA; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; a brother Kenneth; and step-daughter Becky Miller in 1999. Private graveside services will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements are with the Arnoldt-McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory of Janesville.

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