Kenneth "Ken" J. Young

  • Born: December 12, 1928
  • Died: June 22, 2012
  • Location: East Moline, Illinois

Esterdahl Mortuary

6601 38th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265

Tel. (309) 736-7100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth "Ken" J. Young, age 83, of East Moline, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at Trinity, Rock Island.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation is 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial is at Moline Memorial Park.

Ken was born December 12, 1928 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of Ovila and Rosa Jeffrey Young. He married Rosalie Rovang in 1952 in Sioux Falls.

Ken was employed as a service development manager for Buick Motor Division for 33 years, retiring in 1990.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Ken was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline.

Wife Rosalie Young
Children Michael (Jill) Young
Jeff Young
Susan (Bob) Clevenstine
5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting his obituary at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Aunt Rosalie,

We just heard that Uncle Ken passed away, we are sorry to hear of this. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Take Care,
Rick & Carol

Posted by Richard and Carol Young - Sioux Falls, SD - Nephew   June 30, 2012

Rosalie and family dear,

Joan Bassing e-mailed me of your loss. So sorry. Bob was very fond of Ken through their school years.

My deepest sympathy and thoughts during this difficult time. May God continue to look over your shoulders and give you courage.

Sincerely, Dorothy Schmidt

Posted by Dorothy Schmidt - Pceamsode, CA - Husband Bob classmate and friend   June 29, 2012

Rosalie, Mike, Jeff and Susan,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of all good times we used to have as neighbors on 18th Avenue Court . Ken was a wonderful guy and he will be missed so much.

Posted by Jean Jones Quick - Moline, IL - Friend   June 27, 2012

So sorry to hear about Uncle Ken. We are thinking of all of you. All prayers are with you at this time.
-Darren and Mary Chester

Posted by Mary Chester (Young) - Sioux Falls, SD - Niece   June 27, 2012

Dear Rosalie and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Remember the good times you had with Ken! God's blessing on you. Susan Elton (LeAnn's sister)

Posted by Susan Elton - Greeley, CO - Friend of family   June 26, 2012

Dear Rosalie and Family;
I am saddened at Ken's passing, but relieved that he is now in God's hands.
He has been such a special person to all whom he met. I feel enriched that I had the privilege to visit and bring him Eucharist almost every week for the past years. God rest hes soul. I will continue to pray for him and you.
Blessings, Judy

Posted by Judy Glancy - Moline, IL - Parish Nurse at Christ the King   June 26, 2012

Hello Roselie and family,
My thoughts are with you and your family with sincere sympathy for the passing of someone who brought light into the world.

I remember Ken from a long ago family gathering where his fine sense of humor put a twinkle in our eye and a smile on our face.

My fondest regards,
Connie Hexom Tosch

Posted by connie tosch - northfield, MN - cousin's husband   June 25, 2012

We knew you from Franklin, Ind. in 1952 while Don & Ken were in the Army. Ken and Don can now talk old times. Don passed away Sept. 16th of this year. My condolences to you and your family. Joan Pinard

Posted by Joan Pinard - Sun Lakes, AZ - friend   June 25, 2012