Linnea C. Young

Linnea C. Young

Linnea C. Young, 96 of Mauston passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Fair View Nursing Home, Mauston.

Linnea C. Young was born in Chicago 4/29/1916 to Gustaf A. Carlson and Signe (nee Bloberg) Carlson. Linnea graduated from Peterson Elementary School and North Park Academy, followed by attendance at Wright College, all in Chicago. She completed her college degree at University of Chicago, earning a B.A. in History and Political Science. She and James R. Young were married June 8, 1946 at North Park Covenant Church.

She planned to become a teacher, but took a position with Kemper Insurance, advancing through executive positions there over her 41 year career. In 1958 she and husband Jim moved from Chicago to Elk Grove Village, IL. They enjoyed regular trips to Lake Geneva, where they had many happy times on the boat they kept at the Abbey. They also enjoyed extensive travel, meeting new friends in many parts of the world. In 1983 they moved to New Lisbon, then to Terrace Heights in Mauston.

She is survived by her sister Viola C. Morton, nephews Robert (Denise) Morton and Thomas (Dolley) Carlson, and nieces Constance (David) Hanson and Deborah (Patrick) Turski, along with their children and grandchildren. She was deeply loved by her family and many friends.

Linnea was preceded in death by James, her husband of 58 years, her parents and brothers Harold and David.

At Linnea’s request, there is no funeral service planned. A private burial will be held at Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL at a later time.

“A memorial fund for a gift to Terrace Heights is being planned.”

Special thanks from Linnea and her family for Dr. Logan’s care over many years, and to special friends including her neighbor Alyce Doyle and Shari Hanson, Manager of Terrace Heights. Linnea also deeply appreciated the friendship of Bonnie Crandall and Family, who always made her feel she was one of the family.