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Joseph B. Younger


NEENAH, Wis. — Joseph B. Younger, 63, of Neenah, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, July 18, 2013.

He was born Jan. 17, 1950, son of the late Joseph and Mildred (Cayer) Younger, in the Gogebic Range area.

On Aug. 14, 1971, Joe married his sweetheart, Mary Benson. Together they loved traveling, especially to Mexico and Florida. Joe loved being outside in the sunshine, camping and taking care of his beloved flowers on his deck garden. While outside, he loved to help his daughter wash and wax their cars. Joe enjoyed going out to eat with his family. He liked nothing better than a good piece of prime rib.

Joe is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary; his daughter, Nicole (Nick) Lashua; a brother, Dennis; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Judy (Peter) Kaul, Bonnie (Gerald) Muhonen, Sharon (Jack) Delanty and Robert Benson.

Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; his stepmother, Enrica (DeFerro) Younger; and good friend, Dewey Lashua.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial St., Neenah, with the Rev. Richard Allen officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

A memorial has been established.

The Younger family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Theda Care at Home Hospice, nurses and staff of the fifth floor at Theda Clark. We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and physical therapists at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, Fresenius Home Therapy, Fox Valley Nephrology, the nurses and very special doctors at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology at AMC and his therapists at Theda Clark outpatient rehab. We would also like to extend a special “thank you” to our wonderful neighbor friends who have helped us since Brian had his transplant with outside work, a meal or a visit.

Kessler Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit them online at


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