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Saturday, November 12, 2022
1:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)
Larry J. Young, 81, of Bucyrus, was welcomed to his Heavenly home on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Bucyrus Community Hospital following a recent decline in health.
Larry was born August 18, 1941 in Bucyrus to the late James W. and Aldine B. (Beach) Young. He was a 1959 graduate of Holmes Liberty High School and was a proud member of their state finalist basketball team. Larry served in the Ohio National Guard from 1963 to 1969. On August 21, 1998 he married Sandra (Fauser) Knowlton who survives and enjoyed his companionship.
As a young man, Larry’s father taught him the value of hard work and he carried this trait throughout life. He spent 33 years at Timken and retired in 1998 as a supervisor. He enjoyed many years of helping area farmers and maintained a long work/friend relationship with Dick Leuthold.
His family referred to him as a “walking Swiss Army Knife” as his knowledge consisted of a multitude of tools and one could always turn to him for advice as well as depend on him to get a job done right. Home was his happy place and he spent many hours caring for their property; working his garden, as to produce the biggest and best tomatoes; and tending to their animals consisting of horses and cats that he loved. He cherished John Deere equipment and collected and was gifted with fine memorabilia. Larry and Sandy were members of the Black Swamp Driving Club and enjoyed gathering with fellow horse and buggy enthusiasts for an area buggy ride accompanied by good food and fellowship. He attended both Woodlawn UMC and the Bucyrus Nazarene Church. Though not a man of many words, Larry’s presence proved his love and pride for his family and friends, and he will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
In addition to Sandy, his wife of 24 years. Larry is survived and appreciated by his three children, David Young and his two children, Seth Young and Luke Young; Lori Young and her three children, Brittany Howard, Austin (Tiffany) Howard and Holden Howard; and Darin (Angie) Young their two children, Brett Young and Adam Young; two stepsons, Kenn Knowlton and his three children, Kristy (Frankie) Walters, Jonn (Meghan) Knowlton and Marnie O’Connell; Kirk (Julie) Knowlton and his five children, Andrew (Kayce) Knowlton, Claire Knowlton, Marshall Knowlton, Kelley Knowlton and Josh Smith; ten great grandchildren; sister, Marilyn (Mitch) Alban; sister-in-law, Nancy Fauser as well as many extended family members. Larry was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Lyle Fauser.
Larry’s family will gather with friends and share memories of good times had as they visit with one another from 1-4 pm Saturday, November 12, 2022 in the fellowship hall of Woodlawn United Methodist Church. He will be privately laid to rest in Whetstone Cemetery.
If desired, donations can be made payable to the Humane Society Serving Crawford County or a charity of the donor’s choice. These gifts will be accepted through Wise Funeral Service or at the church on the day of gathering. Memories and expressions of sympathy are encouraged to be shared on his tribute wall.