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Bernard Thomas "Bernie" Youngblood

Bernard Thomas "Bernie" Youngblood
  • October 13, 1941 - September 11, 2020
  • Richland, Michigan
  • St. Ann Catholic Church
    12648 East D Avenue
    Augusta, MI 49012

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“just found out about sorry for your loss...i will keep you and your family in my prayers...he was a great and special man...i will call...Read More »
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“Aunt Nancy,I'm so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. I still have a picture of a family picnic (our family attended) that was hosted by Bernie and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ray Paddock - Family

“I would like to convey our deepest sympathies for your loss. May our thoughts and prayers be with you. Carey Baker and family ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carey Baker

“Nancy,I’m so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. Prayers and blessings to you in your time of sorrow. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Terri Boltz - Acquaintance

“Nancy,So sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. I know he had many health problems over the last several years. He, you, and your family are in my...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Janine Cotugno - RICHLAND, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy. Bernie was a good man, helping many. We remember Friday nights all of us sitting at Sajo's's eating...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Phil and Alisa King - Kalamazoo, MI

“Wow such a shock, Nancy and family Duane and I ate do very sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Duane and Sharon Bowker - MI

“Nancy, Tom and Barb: Bernie was an awsome individual. He did so much for so many in our community. I will always remember how he and Nancy held my...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: John and Laurie VanderBerg - MI

“So sorry Nancy ,. Bernie and your family are in my prayers miss you all from Colorado ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Ann Kaywood - Friend

“Nancy and familyWe are saddened to see that Bernie has passed. You are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bob and Sue Alkema - MI - Friend

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Bernard Thomas "Bernie" Youngblood of Richland, MI

Bernie, age 78, died Friday afternoon, September 11, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI with his loving family at his side.

Bernie, the son of Bernard A. & Virginia (Doughtery) Youngblood, was born in Blue Island, IL and moved to this area in 1948. He began his work at Southern Paper Company; became a certified air compressor technician and retired in 2005 from Hammond Machinery of Kalamazoo. Bernie was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church of Augusta, MI for 52 years and had served as an usher for masses. He was an avid woodworker and outdoorsman. Bernie was a "Mechanical Genius" and was the Creator of many things.

Bernie was united in marriage to the former Nancy Lee Paddock in Kalamazoo on February 1, 1964. Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Nancy; a daughter, Barbara and her partner, George Ransome of Battle Creek, MI; two sons, Thomas A. (Audrey A.) Youngblood of Parchment, MI and Bradley M. (Missi) Youngblood of Kalamazoo; three precious grandchildren, Eida, Ian and Anna Youngblood; his sister, Rose Marie Creek of Delton, MI; brother-in-law, Jerry Paddock of Kalamazoo; sister-in-law, Esther Paddock of Kalamazoo and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bernie was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012 with Father James E. Richardson, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Bernie's family will greet friends on Friday (Masks will be required and social distancing will be maintained.) from 10:00 a.m. until Mass time in the Church Social Hall. Private, family interment will follow in Yorkville Cemetery, Ross Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bernie's honor may be directed to the Church (see address above) or Ascension Borgess Hospital, Cardiac Care Unit, 1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Bernie's family.