Robert Dale Young, 80, of Walshville, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
He was born Nov. 27, 1941, in Litchfield, to Dale Young and Lydia (Gavene) Young Osborn.
He married Peaches (Stankoven). Later, he married Elizabeth M. (Brozich) Young.
In 1965, he went to Walshville and farmed with Luther Kelly and eventually took over the farm.
Robert was a retired operating engineer from Local 520. Robert was a member of the Operating Engineer Local 520 and Laborers Local 338.
In 4 H, he raised Duroc hogs and won Grand Champion at the State Fair. He enjoyed drag racing and racing stock cars in his youth.
He is survived by his spouse, Elizabeth Young of Walshville; children, Robert (Justine) Young of Columbia, Alan (Kelley) Young of Collinsville, David Young of Walshville, Diane Young of Walshville; grandchildren, Kassi (Seth) Meashey, Marcus (Christine) Young and Ashley Young.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and step father, Bill Osborn.
Visitation was held on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 21, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie.
Burial was be at Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or Donor’s Choice.
Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at kravanyafuneral.com.
Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.