Junior D. Young, age 81 and a resident of Warsaw, passed away quietly on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 3:35 p.m. in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

Junior was born on May 21, 1937, to Ripley F. and Hilda M. Pinkerton Young. He was a lifetime area resident and was retired from Clausing Manufacturing, where he had worked as a machine operator.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and American Legion Post 49. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He also enjoyed old westerns and Notre Dame football.

Many people knew Junior from his years of reloading ammunition for sportsmen across the area. Many also knew how proud he was of his service to the United States as a member of the Army. He was stationed in Germany, having enlisted in Indianapolis in August of 1954. He honorably served in an armored battalion and was discharged from Fort Sheridan, Ill., on Aug. 7, 1957.

Those who survive with memories to treasure include his two daughters, Debra Kay Kester of Warsaw, and Lori Ann (husband Don) Townsend of Winona Lake; son, Darrell Young of Warsaw; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

His parents preceded him in passing.

Visitation will be held at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, on Monday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Kosciusko County veterans service officer Pastor Rich Maron will officiate Junior’s funeral, which begins at noon.

A committal will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, with members of the United States Army, American Legion Post 49 and VFW Post 1126 rendering military rites.


Memorials to Junior’s final expenses at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

Condolences may be left at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.