Linda L. Young, 50


Linda L. Young (nee Doers), age 50, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, following an automobile accident. Linda was born on Aug. 10, 1963, in Port Washington to Victor and Caroline “Pat” (nee Preisler) Doers. Following her graduation in 1981 from Port Washington High School, Linda enlisted in the United States Army where she served as a supply clerk. On June 1, 1983, Linda was united in marriage to the love of her life, Marvin Young, at Fort Carson, Colorado. Following her service in the military, Linda and Marvin moved back to West Bend and Linda began working for the West Bend Company as a press operator. Her passion for helping those in need eventually led her to change careers and become a CNA. Throughout her career she worked for various nursing homes including the Cedar Lake Health Care Center, Lasata, Mayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and the Samaritan Health Care Center.

Linda was an avid geocacher, “lindafawn,” and model train hobbyist. She loved cross-stitching and spending time at her cabin up north. She was a hard worker and was always on the go. Linda was a proud mother and grandmother who enjoyed watching her grandson play hockey. She was also a very loving sister and friend who always lived by her own rules and had a joy and a zest for life that was unstoppable. Linda is survived by her husband, Marvin of West Bend; her three children, Nathan (Rachel) Young of West Bend, Joseph (Nicole) Young of Janesville and Lisa (Chris) Wanke of Slinger; two grandchildren, Lucas and Sophia Young of Janesville; her father, Victor (Susan) Doers of West Bend; four sisters, Sharon Carpenter of West Bend, Vicki (Alex) Montañez of West Bend, Dotty (Dave) Broughton of Fredonia and Cindy Rae Doers of West Bend; her brother, Randy (Mary) Doers of McFarland; many nieces; nephews; and other relatives and close friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Caroline “Pat” Doers; her infant sister, Irene Doers; a brother-in-law, Don Carpenter; and her nephew, Zachary Carpenter.

A funeral service in honor of Linda will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, at noon at the Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral Home (1315 W. Washington St.) in West Bend. The Rev. David Kellerman will officiate and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at noon.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.