Michael J. Young
Michael J. Young, 41, of Lindenhurst, IL, passed away on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at his home. He was born July 14, 1969 in Lake Forest, IL was raised in Libertyville and was a 1987 graduate of Libertyville HS. He also attended the College of Lake County, the Police Academy and did further studies at the University of Tennessee. Mike was a patrolman for the Gurnee Police Department for 15 years and was the Chief Evidence Technician for the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force. He participated in many community services for the police department and was the 2009 officer of the year for Gurnee and the State of Illinois.
Surviving are his wife Tina (nee Eldridge) Young; his parents, John and Jean Young of Libertyville; his brother, James (Kathy) Young of Libertyville and sister, Lynn (Timothy) Schaeffner of Chicago; Father-in-law, Thomas Baker; Mother-in-law, Nancy (William) Buckman, Brother-in-law, Kenneth Eldridge and was the dear uncle of Ryan, Sara, Ali, Keegan, Shele, Cole and Coral.
Prayers will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday October 6, 2010 at the BURNETT-DANE FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Park Ave. (Rt. 176) and services will continue to St. Joseph Church in Libertyville for funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Ascension Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Info: 847-362-3009.
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Published in News Sun on Oct. 4, 2010