John F. “Jack” Young, Jr., after a long illness, died at his home in Niles on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the age of 87 years.
He is survived by his wife, Judy (Pritchard) Young; his daughter, Margaret Susan and her husband, Tom of Tucson, Arizona; his granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth of Dallas, Texas; and his sister, Mary McKee of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Jack also has several nieces and nephews. His brother’s children include Cary, Fred, John, Robert, and Bonnie. His sister’s children include Cary, Mary Helen, and Heath.
Jack was preceded in death by his father, Jack F. Young; his mother, Carribel (Schmidt) Young Henderson; and his brother, Frederick G. Young.
Jack was born on September 19, 1930. He graduated from Niles High School in 1949. His college education included Western Michigan University and the University of Notre Dame. When he returned from the Korean War, he was employed by the Berrien County Road Commission. After marriage in October of 1959, he went back to school to obtain his Master’s degree and began teaching history in Buchanan High School. He retired from teaching history at Niles High School in 1992.
Jack’s service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles with Daniel R. Stenberg, Ph.D. conducting the services. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service. Burial will be private, on Monday, at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.