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James H. Young
October 3, 1930 - May 20, 2024

James H. Young

James H. Young
Oct 3, 1930 - May 20, 2024

James H. Young
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James Hughdean Young, 93, a long-time resident of Ames, Iowa, passed peacefully of heart failure on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the Israel Family Hospice House with family by his side.

James was born October 3, 1930, to William Roy and Mary Belle Bond Young in St. Charles, Iowa. He was a 1948 graduate of St. Charles High School and was president of his class. He was united in marriage to Mary Della Oleson in Des Moines, Iowa, June 19, 1950. They were blessed with four children; James E. "Gene" (Marjorie) Young of Cedar Rapids, Karen K. Schultz of Dyersville, William R. Young "Roy" (Deborah) of Ames and Peggy L. (Bradley) Mabuce of West Des Moines, Iowa.

James worked for Reed Brothers Grain Elevator, Truro, Iowa. He later worked in sales for Purina Feeds, Supersweet Feeds, Mutual of Omaha and Sears Roebuck. He has been self-employed for fifty plus years in Ames, Iowa. He was owner of The Keg Shop and co-owner of JARCO Stores, both in Ames. He also owned and managed rental properties in the area.

James enjoyed playing cribbage, fishing, reading and social time with friends at morning coffee. He also attended different music venues. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge St. Charles and obtained the 3rd degree recognition.

James is survived by his children Gene, Karen and Peggy, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, William Roy Young; brother, Robert Milton Young; brother, Horace Mansel Young; and an infant brother and infant sister.

A visitation will be held Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa.

A graveside service will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, St. Charles, Iowa at 2:00 p.m.

Any memorial contributions can be made to the Masonic Lodge St. Charles, Iowa.

Online condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com


Steve Schallehn on May 30, 2024

To Jim's family -

Jim was a great neighbor. Like many other families through the years on our Ames street, our family and I have appreciated Jim being like a constant friendly face. I’ve attached some pictures from Jim’s 80th birthday, an occasion he shared with my kid and I.

Jim will be missed.

-Steve Schallehn
Neighbor

Steve Schallehn on May 30, 2024

Jim's small 80th birthday, with Jan Greene.

Steve Schallehn on May 30, 2024

Jim's small 80th birthday, with Jan Greene.

Andrew Fernandes on May 21, 2024

Matt/Erin, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Grandon Funeral & Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA, United States 50010
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Jun
1
Saturday
St Charles Cemetery
St Charles Cemetery
St Charles, IA, United States 50240
2:00 PM


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