William George Young, 66, of Santo, Texas, died at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

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

From 1963 to 1966 he served in the United States Army. William 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 his team of Belgian horses, which he broke, entered into plowing contests, and used to help work up his farmland. He also enjoyed collecting antique farm machinery.

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

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

Funeral services were Sept. 17 at the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton. Burial was in the Elliota Cemetery.

The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left www.mengisfuneralhome.com.