Washington Evening Journal
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THOMAS ALLEN "TOM" YOUNG
Thomas Allen "Tom" Young, age 78, of Washington, Iowa, died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Celebration of life services will be held 10:30 a.m Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Cluney officiating. Services will be live streamed on the Jones & Eden Facebook page. Calling hours will begin noon Sunday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Mask usage and social distancing guidelines are encouraged. Interment with military honors will be held at the Crawfordsville Cemetery in Crawfordsville, Iowa. A general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent for Tom's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Tom was born July 4, 1942, in Washington, Iowa, the son of Leonard and M. Frances (Stewart) Young. He graduated from Washington High School in 1960 and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Tom was united in marriage to Elaine Paisley on August 5, 1970, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Tom was a life long resident of Washington, Iowa. He worked as the Service Manager at Perdock Motors, and the Automotive Parts Manager at Sitler Electric. Tom did masonry work with Jim Bennett for several years. Tom worked in the Maintenance Department at the University of Iowa and delivered prescriptions to area nursing homes for SMART Scripts. Beginning in 1965 Tom sold and serviced Power Washers and from 1983 until 2005 he owned and operated Young's Extinguisher Service. Tom proudly served in the Army Reserves for 14 years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed deer hunting, working in his yard and gardening. Tom liked to "tinker" and would try to fix anything in need of repair. He especially enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Young of Washington, Iowa; daughter, Tammy Alliman and husband Anthony of Wayland, Iowa; two grandchildren, Addison and Logan Alliman; one stepgrandchild, Taylor Alliman and wife Mina of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; one stepgreat-granddaughter, Stella Alliman; two sisters: Martha Gerber of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; Carrol Feddersen of Clinton, Iowa; sister-in-law, Judy Young of Washington, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alfred Young; and two brothers-in-law, Glenn Gerber and Paul Feddersen.