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Rev. Robert Lee Young “Pastor Bob”

Rev. Robert “Pastor Bob” Lee Young, 77, of Fremont, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, January 10, 2022 at ProMedica Memorial Hospital after a long courageous battle of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  He was born on April 11, 1944 in Angola, IN, the son of Dayton and Evelyn J. (German) Young.  He was a 1962 graduate of Edon High School.  Bob received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University.  He was ordained a minister in 1984 from Trinity Lutheran Seminary and served as pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waldo, OH and Faith Lutheran Church in Fremont, OH until he retired.

Bob married Jerie Croft on June 7, 1980 in Edon, OH and she survives.  He served in the US Air Force during Vietnam and received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Good Conduct Medal; Air Force Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing and was an avid OSU, Lions and Dodgers fan.  Bob also enjoyed wine making with the “Three Amigos”, singing and playing in the Bell Choir.  He loved watching his grandchildren’s activities and loved his dog, Cooper.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of forty-one years, Jerie Young, Fremont, OH; children, Paige (David) Conklin, Marion, OH, Katherine (Brett) Hannum, Bowling Green, OH, Matthew Young, Bellevue, OH; grandchildren, Emily, Tristan and Aubrey Conklin, Karliann and Evelyn Hannum; sister, Vicki Hurd, Bryan, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Thomas Hurd.

“Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

Visitation:  Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.

Services:  Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 212 N. Clover St, Fremont, OH with one hour of visitation at church prior to services.

Burial:  McGormely Cemetery military honors will be provided by the VFW and American Legion.

Memorials can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Gallant Few Veteran’s Organization or your local Humane Society.

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