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GWENDOLYN YOUNG, 91, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday Feb. 15, 2017, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home. Born March 1, 1925, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Virginia (Nole) Meens. She married Ralph Young in July of 1950 in Auburn; he preceded her in death in 1994. Gwen loved music and was a member of the Mellow Aires singing group which brought her much joy. Through her life, she was a devoted wife and mother and grandmother. Surviving are daughters, Gerrie (Rick) Kellermieier, Barbara (Larry) Recker, Susan (Steve) Myers, Pamela Slattery, Yvette (Ed) Merrick, Jacque (John) Claphan, and Doris (Gary) Arnold; sons, Allan Young and Keith Young; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Joyce (Young) Ternet. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Hite; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Babs Young; and sons, Steven Young and Ralph Young Jr. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. Memorials are to the Alzheimer's Association or Heartland Hospice. To leave online condolences, visit
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