RANKIN – Jerry Eugene Young, 71, of Rankin passed away Monday (Dec. 10, 2012) at his home in Rankin.
He was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Shelby County, the son of Jerry D. and Lilian (Martin) Young. Jerry married Madonna Yantis on Jan. 16, 1960, in Shelbyville.
He was a charter member of the Rankin Lions Club. He was member of the Rankin Fire Department for over 30 years and was serving as trustee.
Jerry was employed at Ralston Purina in Westervelt for 15 years and then later in Rankin at Ralston Purina until it sold. He then owned and operated PJ's Lounge until his passing.
He is survived by two sons, Tony (Cathy) Young of Claremont and Shawn (Lynette Brokate) Young of Paxton; six grandchildren, Adam, Kyrstin, Garrett, Taylor, Hayden and Parker; one great-grandchild, Flynn Nierenhausen; one sister, Lela Kircher of Shelbyville; one brother, Larry (Carol) Young of Shumway; and his special friend, Robin Diskin of Rankin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Madonna; one daughter, Miki Young; four sisters, Vera, Doralee, Marge and Ruth; and two brothers, Jim and Fred.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville, with Pastor Janet Longtin officiating.
A celebration of Jerry's life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at PJ's Lounge in Rankin.
Memorials may be directed to Rankin Fire Department or a charity of one's choice.
For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com. Arrangements are by Eighner Funeral Home, 13160 W. Route 34, Somonauk, IL 60552; 815-498-2363.