Barry Duane Young, 70 of Winona, Minn., and formerly from Nebraska, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home.
Barry, an only child, was born Aug. 12, 1943, in Litchfield, to Robert and Elaine (Sigler) Young. He was raised in Ansley and graduated from high school in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Air Force Jan. 18, 1963, and was stationed in New Mexico, where he was present during underground nuclear testing.
In October 1968, three months after being honorably discharged from the Air Force reserves, Barry was introduced to Sherry Breedlove in a college chemistry course in Taft, Calif. They were married four short months later on Feb. 2, 1968, in Las Vegas. They moved to San Jose following their marriage.
In 1975, Barry and Sherry returned to Nebraska where they owned and operated Youngâ€™s CafĂ©. They returned to California in 1978, and moved to Prairie du Chien, Minn., in 1995, before finally settling in Winona, Minn., in 1998. He retired from Benchmark Electronics three years ago. Although he was a quiet, reserved man, Barry stayed active in various menâ€™s groups at Wesley United Methodist Church in Winona and also sang with the Barbershoppers. He loved channel surfing and nibbling on sweets.
Barry is survived by his wife of over 45 years, Sherry Young; sons, Kenneth (Shelley) of Anderson, Calif., and Robert (Amy) of Lawrence-burg, Tenn.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Paul (Patricia) Breedlove of Oakhurst, NJ; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service was Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Wesley United Methodist Church with Pastor Justin Halbersma officiating. The family prefers memorials and donations be directed to Wesley United Methodist Church.
Please share a memory of Barry with his family, sign the online guestbook, and view his video tribute online at www.hofffuneral.
Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 17, 2013