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Tom Alen Young

August 25, 1959 — September 21, 2018

Tom Alen Young, age 59, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 8:23 am on Friday September, 21, 2018 with his family by his side. Born on August 25, 1959 In Bremen, IN, he was the son of Noble Elden Sr. and Fay (Tener) Young.

Tom attended Marshall County Schools, living in Plymouth and moved to Columbia City in 1975. On August 24, 1979 Tom married Mary Ellen Grizzle in Larwill, IN. He was a cast worker at Essex for 13 years prior to working in maintenance at C & R Plating for 13 years in Columbia City.

Tom was an avid deer hunter since his childhood and also enjoyed working on cars, riding horses, butterflies, playing checkers and skip bo, volleyball, and owning the court while playing badminton.

Things we will always remember about Tom is his love for his family and his animals. Tom was always our protector in life. He always loved muscle cars and old trucks. He loved to go out and target practice with his guns with me his wife, and his children, and the grandkids. He always taught them safety first when handling a gun. Tom would tell us happy birthday by sounding like Frosty the Snowman. He made me laugh so hard the first time he did this to me. He did it just out of the blue. Tom loved to play Santa Claus for his grandchildren. Tom had what he called the world's smallest violin and when any of us would complain or whine about something he would play it for us as a hint we were whining. Tom was a good cook. A couple of our favorite things were his fried potatoes and onions, his pancakes, his mac and cheese and his fried sauerkraut and onions. His favorite times of the year were hunting season and Christmas. He was a hard worker all his life. Tom was a very dedicated man to his work and family. We will always remember him for being the best husband, father, and grandfather, anyone could have asked for.

Survivors include his loving wife Mary Young of Columbia City; children Tiffeny (Ryan) Rupert, Christina (Shaun) Jones, and Britteny (Orlando) Ortega, all of Columbia City; 7 grandchildren, Myrissa Crutchfield, Nicholas Jones, Caitlyn Rupert, Cameron Jones, Grace Rupert, Skyler Jones, and Riley Jones; siblings Charlotte Andrews of Berrien Springs, MI, Carl (Debra) Young of Columbia City, Terry Young and John Young, both of Pierceton, Loie (Mike) Hill of Larwill, and Walter (Karen) Young of Oak Grove, MO; uncle Carl (Marie) Young of Elkhart, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble Elden Young Sr. and Fay Young, brother Noble Young, Jr., sister Patty Gatchell and grandmother Gladys Tener.

Memorial contributions in memory of Tom may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. In accordance with the wishes of Tom, there will be no calling or services at this time. Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home. 600 Countryside Dr. Columbia City, IN

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