David L. Young passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at his home in the town of Little Wolf, Waupaca County. He was born in Madison on July 19, 1955 and spent the first few years there. Dave grew up in Fond du Lac, Bear Lake and Manawa and spent much of his life in this region.
Dave was a veteran, serving in the US Navy on an aircraft carrier based in the Philippines. He worked for many years for the State of Wisconsin. He was an independent businessman. Dave was a charter boat captain, certified SCUBA instructor, fishing guide, Merchant Marine officer, and AC heating contractor.
As a youth, Dave loved athletics and enjoyed baseball, speed skating and water skiing. A love of the water led him to visit and live by the ocean for many years where he enjoyed spending time with friends and family out on his boats on the water touring, diving, fishing, and hanging out on the sandbar. Dave and Kristi spent 10 years in the Florida Keys. He had a huge love for both dogs and kitties. Dave enjoyed HAM radio and made friends around the world over the radio waves.
Dave is survived by his wife Kristine Jordahl, mother Enika Anderson-Young, sister Janet Linjer, brother Jim Young and numerous nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded in death by his father Jim Young and brother Eric Young.
A memorial gathering will be planned at a later date for friends and family. Memorials and cards may be directed to Kristine at P.O. Box 290 - Manawa, WI 54949.