Daniel “Dan” Edward Young 70 of rural Harrison passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 28, 2019 Daniel was born September 17, 1948 in Jackson, Michigan the son of Lyle Levi Young and Victoria (Ratajczak) Young. Dan graduated in 1966 from Northwest High School, Jackson and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy and honorably served his country during the Vietnam War. On November 9, 1968 in Jackson, Daniel was united in marriage to Ms. Joanne L. Carley.
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Mr. Young retired from the State of Michigan Department of Transportation after thirty years of dedicated and loyal service. Dan had resided in Harrison since 1984, moving from Jackson. He was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Harrison. Dan enjoyed woodworking, hunting, cheering for his beloved Detroit Tigers, collecting treasures and repairing computers. His greatest passion was spending time with his family, whether he was cooking breakfast, making his famous popcorn balls or bean soup, playing cards, board games or drinking coffee from tea cups with his grandchildren.
Surviving Dan is his loving wife of fifty years, Mrs. Joanne L. Young of Harrison, two daughters; Kim Hathcock and husband Chad of Harrison and Joanna Wright of Canadian Lakes, Michigan, one son, Doug Young and wife Hope of Harrison, four grandchildren; Cole, Sydney, Carley and Nathan, one sister, Becky Martin and husband Paul of Michigan, plus many nieces, nephews, cousins and his two fur babies; Meeker and Rockie. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Callie and two brothers; Timothy Young and Robert Young.
Funeral services celebrating Mr. Young will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with Pastor Connie Bongard officiating. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the United States Department of the Navy and the American Legion Post 404 Honor Guard. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Munith, Michigan. Memorial gifts in memory of Dan may be considered to: Veterans Freedom Park, P.O. Box 438, Harrison, Michigan 48625. To share an online memory or condolence with the Young family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Young are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.