Barbara A. Young, 89


Barbara A. Young, 89, of Hartford, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Hartford Healthcare Center.

She was born on June 20, 1921, in Hartford, the daughter of Peter and Caroline (nee Grant) Wagner. Barbara attended St. Kilianís Catholic School and met her husband, George Young, through her brother being friends with him. They married Nov. 20, 1941, at the First Methodist Church in Hartford. Both Barbara and George came from big families. They lived in Hartford, starting a family of their own. Barbara worked at the Natural Casing Company for many years and then as a nursing assistant for the Hartford Hospital ER, and then the Gateway Nursing Home, now Hartford Healthcare Center.

She is survived by her son, Chester Young (special friend, Christy Aronis) of West Bend; her daughter, Sharon Fideler of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Terri (Marvin) Wagner of West Bend and Jeffrey (special friend, Leslie Bassett) Fideler of Kewaskum; great-grandchildren, Bradley "Brad" Wagner, Cassandra "Cassie" Wagner and Allen Wagner; and her sister in-law, Kathleen Wagner. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, George Young; a son, Gerald Young; seven siblings, George (Gladys) Wagner, Joe (Lorraine) Wagner, Jack (Agnes) Wagner, Delbert (Virginia) Wagner, Fritz Wagner, Peter (Dorothy) Wagner and Carrie (Hubert) Lentz.

Visitation will be held at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Oscar H. Kraft will officiate. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials to the Hartford Health Care Center would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home of Hartford is serving the family. www.berndt-ledesma.com.