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Mr. Donald William "Don" Youngs

Mr. Donald William "Don" Youngs
  • February 14, 1940 - December 17, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Don was a great guy and such a hard worker.He loved talking about his family and how much they were all loved.So sorry we can't be there, but he...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Emily Green - Battle Creek, MI

“You will be so missed by the hearts that loved you so dearly. We are so blessed in sharing your beautiful daughter Sandy..we love her so much and...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Kennene - Southaven, MS

“I will always love you papa ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Connie Fox - Battle creek, MI

“I will always remember all the late nights staying up talking with my Dad about all our memories and dreams. My Dad would be patient answering all...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sandy Kennene - Battle Creek, MI

“We will always remember Don on the vacations we went on we all had so much fun. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Darlene & Bob Lawson - CO

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Donald William "Don" Youngs, age 79, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, December 17, 2019. He was born in Battle Creek on February 14, 1940, the son of William D. and Dorothy B. (Aldrich) Youngs. Don faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and retired from Post Cereals in 1995 after more than 25 years.

Don married the "Love of His Life", Donna May Steely in Fort Collins, Colorado on September 5, 1959; she survives. He is also survived by his daughters, Diane (Terry) Patterson of Graham Lake, Sue (Joe) Eldred of Battle Creek, Sandy (Matt) Kenenne of Battle Creek, and Karen (Rich) Ball of Springfield; seventeen grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers & sisters.

Don was a very hardworking man that always had at least two jobs until he went to work for Post. He was truly a great guy who would do anything for someone in need. Family was everything to Don and he enjoyed spending time with all of them, especially his grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 20th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where services to celebrate Don's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Reese Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the American Cancer Society. Personal messages for the family may be placed at