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Paul R. Young

March 15, 1937 — July 16, 2021

Paul R. Young from Appleton, WI, age 84, passed away in peace after a short illness on July 16, 2021.

He was born to the late Adelbert and Gertrude (Bibelhausen) Young on March 15, 1937 in Oconomowoc, WI.

Paul attended St. Mary Grade School in Menasha, WI and St. Nazianz Seminary in Valders, WI. In business, Paul had worked at the George Banta Corporation in Menasha and then, together with his wife Margie, became temporary foster parents to 210 children at the Outagamie County Receiving Home in Appleton, WI. He was also the owner operator of Lakeview Motel and Restaurant in Stockbridge, WI for 30 years.

On September 28 1957, Paul was united in marriage to his beautiful bride Margaret J (Cops) Young at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton, WI. They were blessed with three wonderful sons; Daniel Young (Karen) from Suamico, WI, Kenneth Young (Kelly) from Dousman, WI, and Joseph Young (Joan) from Richardson, Texas.

Mr. Young is also survived by seven wonderful grandchildren; John Young (Erica) from Seymour, WI, Brian Young (Chelsey) from Washington, D.C., Brittany Northrop Young (Ryley) from Milwaukee, WI, Amanda Young (Bryan Shedrick) from Cedarburg, WI, Jesse Young (Mackensze Dressel) from Farmington, WI, Jenna Young (Patrick Davidson) from West Palm Beach, FL, and Conner Young (Lexi Kershaw) from Gastonia, NC. He is also survived by three precious great grandchildren; Bailey Young, Penny Northrup and Cole Northrup.

Paul is also survived by his brother James (Dell) Young (Terry) from Neenah, WI, and sister-in-law Beverly Young from Blue Jay, CA.

He is further survived by Margie’s siblings Eddy Cops (Beverly) from Tampa, FL, Fr. Gus Cops from Appleton, WI, Jerry Cops (Bernice) from Appleton, WI, and Henry Cops (Joyce) from Combined Locks, WI; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Mr. Young is preceded in death by his parents Gertrude and Adelbert Young, his sister and brother-in-law Carol and Otto Korth, brother Ray Young, and sister-in-law Joyce Young.

He is also preceded in death by his parent-in-law Edmund and Theodora (Gietman) Cops, and sisters and brother-in-laws Nelly and Mart Van Nuland, Mary and Peter (Bill) Havinga, Annie and Ken Schuh, Dorothy and Joseph Van Nuland, Josie and John Vincent and Fr. Peter Cops.

Visitation for Paul will be held from 4-6 PM on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Wichmann Funeral Home, Jansen Fargo Chapel, 204 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, WI 54136. A Vigil Service will follow at 6 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Paul at 11 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church– Kimberly Site, 620 E. Kimberly Ave, Kimberly, WI 54136.  Family and friends may visit at the church from 10 AM to the time of mass.  Inurnment will be in Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Kimberly.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cops Foundation or the charity of your choice is appreciated.

The family would like to thank all the exceptional doctors, nurses and other personnel at the Intermediate and ICU departments at St Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI, and at St Paul Elder Care Hospice in Kaukauna, WI for all the excellent care they had provided to Paul.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

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