William Young


William F. Young, age 56, of Brainerd, died on Monday, December 13, 2021 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 4 – 7:00 p.m. at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home.

William was born on November 30, 1965 to Ellsworth ‘Red’ and Eva (Kraklau) Young in Brainerd. For 35 years his favorite hobby and biggest passion, was racing at BIR and working on his race car. This was something he was proud to have eventually got to share with his son. William was a supportive, generous, and loving father. He could be described as a family man, and the type of person who would do anything for anybody. William loved his family and friends dearly. Many saw him as a role model and would turn to him for advice and guidance.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Karleen Young; three children, Cassandra (Daniel) Hanson, Jeremy Young and Courtnee Young; two grandchildren, Harper and Henry Hanson; siblings, Scott (Shirley) Young and Byron ‘Barney’ Young. He will be missed by many other family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Robert ‘Bob’ and Gerry Young.

Arrangements are with the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd.