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James Young

May 14, 1949 — August 12, 2022

James Orville Young, Wausau, WI, died unexpectedly on August 12, 2022 at the age of 73.

Jim was born on May 14, 1949 in Wausau, WI to Norris and Evelyn (Herrick) Young. He grew up in Wausau and graduated from Wausau Senior High in 1967.

Jim married Nancy (Treu) on November 9, 1968. During their marriage of over 50 years, Jim and Nancy raised 5 children in the Wausau area. They loved camping, remodeling houses, canoeing, boating, and cross-country skiing. Jim had a deep love of music and enjoyed playing the trumpet as well as singing. They retired to Lake Tomahawk and enjoyed spending time with friends and family there.

Throughout his career, Jim worked in sales at Treu Food Products and G&B Produce. For the last 20+ years of his career, he was the finance manager at Brickner’s in Little Chicago until he retired in 2019.

Jim’s much-loved first wife, Nancy, passed away on June 9th, 2020.

He married Joyce Reynolds Kurth on June 22, 2021. They were able to travel and see many of their loved ones on both the east and west coasts of the U.S.

Jim was best known for his kindness, willingness to help others, his love of his grandchildren and the delight he took in watching them grow.

Jim is survived by his wife, Joyce (and family), his children Heather (Kent) Busig, Matt (Kristen) Young, Missy Young, Bee Young, and Cassie (Justin) Deno Young. He is survived by his grandchildren Emma Busig, Kate Young, Maddie Busig, Jon Busig, Megan Young and Mina Deno Young. He is also survived by his sister, Janet Smith, and brother, Paul Young, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy, his sister, Karen Zastrow, his brother, John Young, and his parents, Norris and Evelyn (Herrick) Young.

There will be a visitation at First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau on September 17 at 2:00 pm, a short service at 3:00 pm, and a reception to follow.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Aspirus Cancer Center, especially Dr. Peterson, the staff of Urology Specialists of Wausau, especially Dr. Battino, and the physicians and staff at Aspirus Wausau on August 12th, especially Dr. Mbonu, Dr. Helmi, and Dr. Jabbour, as well as all of the caregivers in the ED, CTU, and CICU.

Charitable donations in his honor can be made to the American Cancer Society, Aspirus Health Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

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Visitation

Saturday, September 17, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau

504 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm (Central time)

First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau

504 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403

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