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Zona Lou (Schreiber) Young

January 3, 1927 ~ November 9, 2017 (age 90)

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Memorial Service
December 22, 2017

11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1429 North Dakota St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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Zona L. Young, 90, of Aberdeen and formerly of McLaughlin, SD, passed away November 9, 2017 at Angelhaus Regional Basic Care Center with family at her side.

Her memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 22, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1429 N. Dakota Street, Aberdeen, with Pastor Tim Sersen and Zona’s niece Jan (Schreiber) Ingerson officiating.

A luncheon and time of fellowship will immediately follow the service.

Family interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Friends may sign Zona’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.

There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Zona Lou Schreiber was born January 3, 1927, to Arthur J. and Hertha (Fauth) Schreiber in Aberdeen, SD. This is the area where she was raised and attended school. During her time at Aberdeen Central she was involved with music and writing, including being a song leader for basketball. Zona received a Bachelors degree in Education at Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen. While in college, she continued to be involved in music, journalism, student government, her local church, and was a Gypsy Queen nominee in 1946.

Zona became a teacher to “see the world”. She made it to McLaughlin, where she taught English and was play director for several years. There she met and married Guilford E. Young, in October, 1950. Gil was a farmer and implement dealer in McLaughlin. In addition to raising four children, Zona was involved deeply in Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she served on Women of the Church Board, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday school.  She was also a member of Eastern Star and was involved in a variety of other community activities. Zona loved having coffee with friends, dancing with Gil on a Saturday night, and traveling.

Zona’s husband, Gil, died in 1987.   She remained in McLaughlin until 1996, when she moved back to Aberdeen to be close to her daughter. Here she became a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Zona suffered from dementia and was a resident at Angelhaus for the past seven years.

Grateful to have shared Zona’s life are her children: Arthur (Paige) Young of Warrensburg, MO, Jill (Jim) Stephenson of Aberdeen and Thomas (Joanne) Young of Onida, SD; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Zona was preceded in death by her husband, Guilford; her son, Jerry Young; her parents: three brothers; and two sisters.

Memorials received will be directed to: Avera@Home Hospice, Aberdeen, and to God’s Global Barnyard, www.ELCA.org/goodgifts.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Avera@Home Hospice & Home Health (formerly North Plains Hospice)
201 South Lloyd St - Suite 210 West, Aberdeen SD 57401
Tel: 1-605-622-5200

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