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Doris M. Young, 95

“As soon as you read in the newspaper that I am dead, don’t believe it for a minute. I will be more alive than ever before.” (D.L. Moody)

Doris Marion Young, age 95, of Cokato, went to be with the Lord Friday, Aug 14, 2015.

A memorial service is planned Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at Elim Mission Church of Cokato, followed by interment in the Cokato City Cemetery.

There will be visitation Monday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato; and Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

Doris was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Minneapolis, to Edith (Nelson) Lind, and Swedish immigrant Ole P. Lind. They soon moved to the Grass Lake area, south of Cokato.

Doris attended Grace Lake country school, and graduated from Cokato High School in 1937.

After graduation, Doris moved to Minneapolis to work and attend Lutheran Bible School.

In 1938, Doris was married to Donald Young. They farmed in the Lamson area until retirement, in the late ‘60s. At this time, they moved to Cokato.

To this union, five children were born.

Doris enjoyed traveling, twice to Sweden to visit relatives and once to Germany and Switzerland.

She worked for 10 years at 3M in Hutchinson, and six years at Cokato Manor. She babysat for family, also for the sons of Blaine and Cella Ellingson.

After Donald’s death, Doris moved to Cokato Apartments, where she lived for 30 years.

In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Nystrom; a son, Bob; and two grandsons, Jason Young, and John Young.

She is survived by her children, Maureen (Ralph) Wessman, Mark (Rebecca) Young, Bradley (Beth) Young, and Delmond (Kathy) Young; daughter-in-law Sherry Young; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 48 great, great, grandchildren.

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