Christopher Ian Young, 72, of Houston, MN died at his home surrounded by his family on April 12, 2018. Ian was born February 12, 1946 to Robert and Kathleen Young in Birmingham, England. He grew up south of London and after completing high school he attended tech school. He came to Rushford, MN to visit family and moved there a year and a half later in 1980 after Sass Implement offered him a job and helped him get his work visa. Not long after in May of 1980 he met Donna Cornwell at the American Legion. The two dated for a short while before getting married on September 23, 1980 in Nodine, MN. Together they raised two children, Nottie and Chris. Ian also worked at Lurch Implement and Midland Co Op before getting his CDL and working most his years for Lawrence Transportation. Ian enjoyed reading, automobile racing, garden tractor pulls and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Nottie (Dusty) Luedtke, Chris (Jessica) Young; grandchildren, Dustin, Joey, Austin, Toni, Madyson, Torrie, Kaden and Paige; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Leonard) Buege, Darlene Wolter, Karen Cornwell; his good trucking buddy, Rod Lawman; goddaughter, Allyson Wolter. Ian is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Laverne and Arlene Cornwell; brothers-in-law, Sonny and Lawrence; nephews, Justin and Butch. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21 with visitation starting at 11 a.m. at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, Houston. It will be followed by a reception at the Community Center. All are welcome to attend the visitation, service and/or the reception. Please view his tribute video and leave a memory at hofffuneral.com.
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So sorry for your loss Donna and family. Hugs to you.
With my sincere sympathy Donna and family for the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather.
Sorry for your loss Donna and family he was a very nice manand will miss visiting with him ! Mike & Sherry Luedtke
I looked for a picture of Ian today and realized I have tons of memories of Paige growing up and other family members because of him. Grandpa Ian was the camera man behind the scenes. My prayers go out to you grandma Donna, Nottie and Chris. I am so very sorry for your loss and I will think of Ian every time I look at the memories he gave me.
One amazing man that will never be forgotten!!! I love you Dad!!!
Sorry for your loss Donna thoughts and prayers Jim and Kristen Franzwa
Sympathies to you, Donna and your family.
He will be missed.
Sending love and sympathy.
Bev and Elaina Speltz
Donna and family we are so sorry to hear of Ian’s passing thoughts and prayers to you and your family,Rick and Debbie Wieczorek
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