Ardwin Young


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Ardwin Clayton Young, 84, of Keithsburg, died on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.
Per his wishes, cremation will be accorded. A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Eagles Club, 1002 N. 7th St. in Oquawka. Memorials may be made to the Ardwin Young Memorial Fund. Bewley Funeral Home Cremation Services, Aledo, assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Young was born June 30, 1928, in Galesburg, the son of Herbert and Edith Ericson Young. He married Dorothy Guenther on June 15, 1952, in Knoxville, Ill.
Ardwin served in the Army in the Korean War. He retired as a mechanic from Gale Products. He was a commercial fisherman on the Mississippi River and enjoyed raising chickens. He was a bee keeper and gardener for various farmers markets. A.C. really enjoyed telling stories.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy; daughters, Christine and David Armentrout, New Boston, Ginnie and Richard Duncan, Reynolds; brother, Larry and Delores Young, Galesburg; grandchildren, Levi and Jessica Duncan, Benson, N.C., Brandi Lewis, Mooresville, N.C., Angel and Ryan Mueller, Joy; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Lexi Duncan, Eden and Guy Mueller; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughter, BilliJo Armentrout Ayers.
Online condolences may be expressed to Ardwin's family at www.bewleyfuneralhome.com.












 



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