William George Young, 66, of Canton died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at his home.

He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Decorah to Georgie and Irene (Jones) Young. He graduated from Canton High School in 1963.

From 1963 to 1966, he served in the United States Army. He then drove truck for Wennes Trucking before he started dairy farming with his father. After over 25 years of milking cows, he drove truck for Caledonia Haulers for 10 years.

On June 10, 1967, he married Carolyn Larson at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church.

He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed a team of Belgian horses, which he broke, entered in plowing contests, and used to help work the farm. He also enjoyed collecting antique farm machinery.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two children, Kristle Young and her husband, Billy Jack Thurman, and Scott Young, all of Santo, Texas; a sister, Joanne (Calvin) Henry of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Joan Young of Hayfield, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roger.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton. Burial was in the Elliota Cemetery.

Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.