Norman Charles Young

Norman Charles Young

Madison-Norman Charles Young, age 74, passed away on Friday, September 14. 2012. He was born on September 16, 1937, in Kenosha, WI, the son of Theodore and Doris (Ragner) Young. Norman married Evelyn “Evie” Ryshkus on June 18, 1960 in Kenosha. After graduating from the University of WI Milwaukee, Norm and Evie moved to Madison where Norm worked as an auditor for the State of Wisconsin Public Service Commission for 33 years. During his retirement he took up many new hobbies including reading, baking and cooking, and learning to play the organ. He also enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and friends and traveling to Florida with Evie every winter. Most important to Norm was his family. He loved his grandkids, especially attending their many sporting events. He always said his children were “his greatest accomplishment”.

Norman is survived by his wife, Evie and their 4 children, Jane (David) Bauer, Emily and Scott, Madison; Jay (Natalie) Young, Jacob, Joshua and Jared, Louisville, TN; Jack (Lisa) Young, Sam, Beth, Andrea and Teddy, Verona; and Judy (Timothy) Ford, Aly, Madison. He is also survived by his sister, Doris Anderson of Kenosha; Evie’s 3 brothers and their families and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Doris Young, a sister, Maryan Gerou and a brother, Maynard Young.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at ST. MARIA GORETTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5313 Flad Avenue, with Msgr. Michael Burke officiating. A visitation will be held at JOYCE RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Rd, Madison, on Monday, September 17, 2012 from 4pm until 7pm. A second visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church from 10am until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norman’s honor to the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Madison or a charity of your choice.

“After Glow”

I’d like the memory of me To be a happy one, I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun Of happy memories that I leave When life is done.