Norbert Young, age 99, of Auburndale, Wisconsin, entered the presence of his Lord on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Colonial Manor in Wausau. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Community Bible Church in Stratford, Wisconsin. The family will be available to greet visitors at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield, Wisconsin after the service.
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Norbert Thomas Young was born on June 19, 1922 in the Town of Green Valley, Marathon County, Wisconsin to Clarence and Fae (Goodell) Young. He received Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 8. Pastor Gilles gave the salvation message and Norbert went forward when the invitation was given at the end of the service. He graduated from Stratford High School in 1941. On August 28, 1948, he was united in marriage to Edna Mae Davis in Chili, Wisconsin. He was a life-long member of Community Bible Church of Stratford. Norbert farmed his family’s dairy farm in the Town of Green Valley alongside his father and later, his son. He will be missed by the many neighbors with whom he visited on his daily Gator rides.
He is lovingly survived by seven of his eight (two, and a half dozen) children: Shirley (Craig) Preston of Weatherford, TX; Esther (Larry) Borchardt of Eau Claire; Robert (Joyce) Young of Lakeville, MN; Charles (Lynda) Young, Arthur (Laurie) Young, Ruth (Brian) Krause all of Auburndale; Susan (Chris) Spindler of Stratford. Daughter-in-law, Susan Young of Mosinee also survives. He is further survived by 28 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren so far, as well as his sister, L. Vivian Davis of Highland, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Edna Mae in 2005, his eldest son, Thomas, his brother, Norris, and great-granddaughter, Juliet Lundeen.
Memorials given in Norbert’s honor will benefit Forest Springs in Westboro, Wisconsin where he and Edna Mae spent many Labor Day weekends with their children and grandchildren; as well as missionaries, Vern and Denise Johnson. Denise Johnson was the sister of Pam Marzinski whom Norbert knew from Community Bible Church. They serve with Ethnos 360 in West Africa.