Family and friends welcomed John "Rick" Richard Young Jr. to his eternal home at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
Rick, 62, the second child of John "Jack" Richard Young Sr. and Janet Elaine (Chapman) Young, arrived on Aug. 8, 1955, at St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport.
Born and raised in Logansport, he attended Daniel Webster, Longfellow and McKinley schools, graduating from Logansport High School in 1974. Rick didn't conform to rules, he made his own. This was apparent in elementary school when he made his one-time excursion into the air duct system at McKinley School. This lead to many "discussions" with the principal.
His passions were hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and his Harley-Davidson. He made several trips to Canada with his father, Jack, and brother, Mike, to fish in the bountiful waters. He trapped in the winter and could have been a mountain man born in the wrong era. He surprised my mother by storing a furry critter in her spare freezer. It was wrapped in plastic and fell out when she opened the door. Rick traveled to Daytona Beach and Sturgis for motorcycle rallies. He forged many long-lasting friendships over the years and could be counted on when needed.
Rick is survived by his mother, Janet Young; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Richard Pattee; two nephews, Jeremy (Kate) Pattee and Nathan Pattee, all of Logansport; niece, Heather (Brett) Bane, Carmel; and niece, Mikki and Gregory Vincent, Wolverine Lake, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; and brother, Mike.
A funeral service celebrating Rick's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the funeral chapel. A time of visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Revolution Community Church or the American Cancer Society. You may share condolences in his guest book and view his tribute video at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.
Published on October 29, 2017