submitted by: Robin Pardus
Keith E. ``Casey'' Young, 91, of Silvis, formerly of Port Byron, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Illini Hospital, Silvis. Services will be 10:30 a.m Thursday at Erie Christian Church, where he was an active member. Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery, Erie. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gibson Funeral Home, Erie, with a Masonic service at 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to the church. Mr. Young was born March 28, 1911, in Erie, son of Elmer and Nella Turner Young. He married Lois Delp Sept. 7, 1934, in Geneseo. She died May 10, 1981. He had been a farmer and retired from John Deere Experimental in 1976, after 22 years of service. Mr. Young was a member of Erie Masonic Lodge 667, was a 50-year member of the Moline Consistory, and was a member of the John Deere Two-Cylinder Club. He enjoyed being a farmer and going to area coffee shops to visit with his many friends. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Priscilla and Robert Bass, Cottage Grove, Minn., and Millie and George VanThorre, East Moline; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Judi Young, Geneseo; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Jeanette Young, Erie. He was preceded in death by two daughters and two brothers. Keith left this life the same as he lived it, a caring, sharing and compassionate man. He is at peace with God.