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Jack Young

April 4, 1931 February 19, 2019
Jack Young
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Jack Alan Young went home to be with Jesus on February 19, 2019. Jack was born at home on the corner of 11th and Grover to Tom and Jessica Young on April 4, 1931. He grew up in Lynden with sister Margaret, and brothers Bob and Wayne.

Jack graduated from Lynden High School in 1949 and served in the US Marine Corps from 1952-1954. Jack met Jo Harmelink on a blind date in spring of 1951. In December of 1952 Jack bought a diamond ring instead of an engine for his car and they were married on May 9, 1953.

Jack loved cars, trucks or most anything with wheels. He was always building, fixing or restoring something. Jack and a friend built a vehicle at the age of 14 because he “needed” transportation. Jack worked as a mechanic at Snow Ford in Lynden until 1965 when he and Jo moved to Sumas and opened Young’s Union Service. He and his sons also operated a towing business for many years. It was at the station in Sumas that his kids learned the value of hard work and honesty.

More than cars, Jack loved his wife and family. He was a strong, yet quiet force, bringing stability to those around him. Jack was a man always ready and willing to help out his family, friends or neighbors. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jo; children Jim (Jerri) Young of Snohomish, Tom (Linda) Young of Lynden, Joan (Rich) Kayser of Lynden; grandchildren Brandon (Ashley) Young, Stephanie (Matt) Rouleau, Jerimie Young, Randy (Daniella) Young, Michelle Young, Emilee Young, Scott Kayser and Amanda Kayser; great grands Ella, Eli, Ryler, Lorelei, Eastyn and Beau; sister Margaret Hansen, brother Wayne (Dorothy) Young, brother and sister-in law Vernon (Sondra) Harmelink and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jack was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Lynden. A celebration of life will be held there on Saturday, March 9 at 11 am, preceded by a private family graveside service at Monumenta Cemetery at 10 am.

In honor of Jack’s courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N Michigan Ave, Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at; or to the Lynden United Methodist Church, 500 N 14th St, Lynden, WA 98264. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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10:00 AM 3/9/2019 10:00:00 AM
Monumenta Cemetery

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Monumenta Cemetery
1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States





11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church of Lynden

500 North 14th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

United Methodist Church of Lynden
500 North 14th Street Lynden 98264 WA

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