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Joan Young

July 4, 1929 — August 25, 2023

Tucson, AZ and formerly of Sauk Centre

Joan Young

Joan S. Young, age 94, of Tucson, Arizona and formerly of Sauk Centre and Pine River, Minnesota, passed away Friday August 25, 2023 at Haven Health of Green Valley in Arizona.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Friday, September 22nd at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre with Pastor Mike Carlson officiating. Inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM, Friday Sept. 22nd at the funeral home in Sauk Centre.

Joan Simmens was born July 4, 1929 in Widnes, England to Norman and Frances (Smith) Simmens. On September 14, 1946 she married Charles Young in Backus, Minnesota. She worked for The Good Samaritan Home in Pine River for 10 years. The couple then moved to Sauk Centre where she worked at St. Michael’s Hospital (now known as CentraCare Hospital) as a nurse’s aide and also worked in the therapy clinic. She retired at the age of 72 and moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2015.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre as well as the church auxiliary.

Joan always enjoyed being the caregiver. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially cooking for them.

She is survived by her children, Christine (Bill) Young, of Tucson, Arizona and Darrell (Pat) Young of Bigfork, Montana; daughters-in-law, Gloria Young of Sauk Centre, Leiloni Young of Holdingford, and Nancy Young of Belgrade; sister, Marion Heavirland of Grand Rapids; brothers, Donald (Nancy) Young of Ramsey and Anthony Young of Grand Rapids; 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Charles on December 27, 1983; parents; stepfather; sons, Duane, Michael, and Neil Young; brothers, Norman, George, and Keith Simmens; sister, Jessie Grady; and one great grandson, Austin Young.

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Friday, September 22, 2023

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Friday, September 22, 2023

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