After a courageous battle with cancer, Dwight Allen Young left for heaven to be with his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, niece & nephew who had preceded him, passing away with loving family & friends by his side on April 5, 2016 in Kalispell, Montana at the age of 66.
Dwight leaves behind his 3 children and 5 grandchildren; son, Dwight Young Jr. (Crystal & Dusty) of Herrick, SD., daughter, Loretta & Travis Lang (Alexa & Tristen) of Lakeside, MT and son, Heeth & Mindy Young (Jessah) of Pequot Lakes, MN.
He also leaves behind 3 brothers & sisters-in-law all of South Dakota; Weary & Sandy of Burke, Doyle & Barb of Brandon and Boyt & Theresa of Hamill, many nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Dwight was born on July 31, 1949 in Gregory, SD to Darrell and Helen (Brevik) Young. He grew up as the third of four boys. Boy oh boy, did Helen have her hands full with all of them. Dwight graduated from Burke High School in 1967 and went on to the National College of Business in Rapid City, SD where he graduated in 1970 with a degree in Accounting.
During his time in Rapid City, Dwight met and married Pamela Rae Coldwell in 1969. Together they welcomed Dwight Jr., Loretta & Heeth to this union, sadly the marriage ended in divorce.
Dwight Allen Young, to those who knew him best and even those who only knew him briefly, it was obvious that first & foremost he loved his children & grandchildren very deeply and with great pride.
He also had a great love for all of his nieces & nephews, with a special place in his heart for all of those “great” ones, frequently pointing out the importance of taking the time to spend and make lasting memories right now. “Time passes so quickly” he would always say.
Dwight loved all animals great & small and seemed to have an innate sense of what they needed and how to care for them. He always had a bit of an extra soft spot for his horses, dairy cattle, sheep, rabbits and dogs.
As the years passed Dwight thoroughly enjoyed sharing the joy of a new puppy or other small animal with all of those around him, especially the obvious delight or the sound of a giggle it would bring, especially to the elderly and the young.
He truly enjoyed being able to bring a smile and joy to others, even when many times he was suffering tremendously in silence or might himself not have had much to give.
Another great joy for Dwight was in growing and tending his plants, no not in fields of beans or corn or wheat, but in tending and sharing his gardens full of vegetables, flowers and fruit trees that treated the eyes to some of God’s beautiful wonders.
Dwight truly was one of God’s great garden keepers.