Dr. Robert B. Young, age 85, of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Ohio, surrounded by his daughters.
He was born on November 13, 1935 in North Auburn, Ohio to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Wechter) Young. When as a little boy riding his bicycle up and down Young road, he didn't know what life had in store for him. But he did it his way. He told his parents, in the middle of his Junior year in High School that he was joining the Army.
He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and was a 67 year member of the Knights of Columbus where he was on the K of C Degree Team for many years, Past President, District Deputy and Diocesan Chairman. He also served many years as the bar manager and enjoyed his time bartending at the K of C. Bob served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict in Toul, France and was a member of the 52nd Engineer Corp. He was also a member of the American Legion in New Washington and was selected to be honored on the Honor Flight in Columbus. He was proud to be a veteran. He never missed an Army reunion. He attended Elementary school at Mother of Sorrows in North Auburn. He was a NWHS graduate in 1954. He finished his HS degree in the service and pursed some college courses as well. After his return from the service he married his HS sweetheart in 1956. He worked at Timken for 14 years, had 6 children, built a home and was very active in his community. In 1969, Bob left his stable job, a brand new home that he labored on for 2 years working beside his father-in-law Fred Hosang, and moved his family of 7 to Davenport, Iowa to pursue his dream career of a becoming a chiropractor at Palmer College of Chiropractic. An eventful and challenging time. But he was not afraid to take a different path in life. He worked on the weekends as a jailor at the Scott County Sheriff Department as a student. He loved living in the Quad Cities. He was voted President of his class, which allowed him to give the farewell address to his class at their graduation ceremony, which he was very proud of all his life. He was very active in the Toastmasters Club at Palmer. He also started a Toastmasters Club in Ohio upon his return. Bob was the founder of Young Chiropractor in 1972, located in New Washington. He always felt it was important to support the profession by being an active member of its associations. He was a proud member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association and the Mid-Ohio Chiropractic Association. He served on various committees but was most proud of the committee he served that enabled Ohio chiropractors to have their own State Licensing Board. He served on the National Board of Chiropractor Examiners into his retirement for over 20 years. Bob was proud of his profession and the ability to help so many others. He influenced many students to become Chiropractors. He was a Life Member of the Crawford County Humane Society from where he adopted many of his beloved pets. He was also a dedicated volunteer doing various jobs, including mowing and Wednesday night bingo.
He was a person of many interests. He loved to travel. The annual family week vacation at Hilton Head Island was something the whole family looked forward to. He absolutely cherished all his friendships and enjoyed his golf and beach trips with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Christine A. (Hosang) Young whom he married on November 17, 1956; four children, Terri Young of Anchorage, Alaska; Tami Hecht of Dayton, Ohio; Dr. Thresa Young of New Washington and Brad (Lindsey) Young of Pickerington, Ohio; four grandchildren, Trevor (Sophie) Hecht, Alex and Caden Young, with whom he enjoyed a special relationship, and Julia Young; and seven step-grandchildren; In-laws Norma Young, Doris Wise, Kathleen Pifher; Fred and Marge Hosang; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by daughter, Brenda Ann Young; son, Brian Allan Young and son-in-law, Dr. Harry Bimonte. Being the youngest of 7 children, he was preceded in death by sisters Mary Angela Hook- Horning, Dorothy C. Kreim, Sister Charlene Young. Brothers Donald, Norbert, and Eldon Young. His in-laws whom he cherished and loved, Fred and Mildred Hosang. And his very dear friend John Blackford.
A private family military burial will be held. There will be no other services at this time, but there will be a memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight, P.O. Box 12036, Columbus, OH 43212. Online condolences may be made to his family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
LU & Dennis - May 1, 2021
Wow! What a true Patriot who lived the American dream. Serving his country with honor marrying his longtime High School sweetheart and raising a good Catholic family who are his greatest treasures. Everywhere Along the trail of life Bob made great friends and memories that will last forever. Cherish the memories of laughter and all the adventures to help heal your heart.
Doug Betts - Apr 30, 2021
“With deepest sympathy as you remember Robert.”
Dan Kenny - Apr 29, 2021
Chris and Family, Very sorry, sending thoughts and prayers to you all. Doc Young was a great person and great friend to the Kenny family and so many others. Peace be with you, Dan Kenny
Jane High Strata - Apr 29, 2021
What a fun loving man! Enjoyed growing up with all the shenanigans at the High home! The heavens certainly gained another fun loving soul! Thinking of all of you!
Jill High McCoy - Apr 29, 2021
I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Bob and Chris were great friends of my parents. They thought the world of them. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Barb - Apr 28, 2021
My prayers to the family. He was the best, he could help me when no one else could and no one has since he stopped practice. He was the best.
Tami Hecht daughter - Apr 28, 2021
I am the luckiest woman in the world to have been raised by the greatest man. My dad was always fair, fun and loving. He cherished his family and friends. It breaks my heart to say goodbye. Until we meet again dad. Thank you for a wonderful life. I will miss you so very much. Love, your daughter Tami.
Cindy ( Phillips) Lynch Dell'Eva - Apr 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss Dr T.
Beth (Briegel) Clewell - Apr 28, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of Dr. Bob’s passing. Prayers to the family and friends. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
MELODY MERGENTHALER - Apr 28, 2021
Dr. Bob was a huge influence on my decision to become a chiropractor. I feel honored to work at the office he founded! My heart is with his entire family as they say goodbye to a great man. Many prayers for all!
Laura Aichholz - Apr 28, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and hugs to all of you during this difficult time.
Chris Daniel - Apr 28, 2021
I remember fondly the times spent with the Young family over the last 40 years. Card games, building projects, K of C events etc. Butch was the center of all of these fun times, always offering encouragement along the way. Christine & family, may your strong faith and the love of your family and friends be of comfort to you at his time and always. Love, CDB
Sr Maxine young - Apr 27, 2021
Thinking of you and praying for all of you at this sad time. Peace and blessings to all your family! Love you
PAUL AND SHIRLEY ZIMMERMAN - Apr 27, 2021
Chris and girls so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob (Butch). We pray for you strength to get through what you need in the coming days. Our prayers are with you all.
Mark Ebbeskotte - Apr 27, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the entire Young family. May your many warm memories of Butch ease the pain in your aching hearts. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sister Diane Hay - Apr 27, 2021
Please accept my prayers of condolence to all the family of Dr. Young. From his obituary, I can see he was a man of service to many. I am sure he and our Sister Charlene are celebrating their reunion. God bless you all.
Gary D Bishop - Apr 26, 2021
I always remember the time I dislocated 3 disks between my shoulder blades at age 17 (1977); he fixed my back with one visit! My sincere condolences to the family.
Angela Schroeder - Apr 26, 2021
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Chris and all the family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. John and Angel Schroeder
Dr. William Spontak - Apr 26, 2021
A very kind and caring man who shared his love for our Chiropractic profession by encouraging us as students. He set the example of professionalism, integrity and service to others...I will always be grateful to have known him and to experience his friendship, as he has made a difference in the lives of many. My deepest sadness in his passing and my sincere sympathy and prayers for his family during this time...
Dr. Joe Saunders - Apr 26, 2021
My friendship with "Butch" began two years ago at church and school activities in which his grandsons were participants. I found him to be a warm, caring person who indeed loved all who were fortunate to have known him. He will be missed! Blessings and condolences to Chris and the family.
Sr. Barbara Jean Miller - Apr 26, 2021
My prayers and sympathy to the family. There are no words when someone so dear, enters into eternal life. Your husband, father, grandfather and friend is/was a blessings and made the world a better place.
Bill and Fran Schroeder - Apr 26, 2021
The number of fond memories that come to mind as we think of Doc are too numerous to count. One of our favorites was when Doc brought Sheba, our family dog to Bill and I's wedding reception! Such a good friend to our family, he will be missed. Our prayers and love go out to all of you. Sincerely, Fran & Bill