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Kimmie Young

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FORREST — Kimmie “Kim” D. Young, 56, Washington, formerly of the Forrest-Fairbury area, passed away Saturday (Nov. 26, 2011) in Temple-patrick, Ireland, while away on business for Caterpillar Inc.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Fairbury, with the Rev. Steve Anderson officiating.

Interment will follow in Forrest Township Cemetery, Forrest.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, also at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, has charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to the Solid Organ Transplant Fund, in care of St. Vincent’s Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260, or the Landon Young Benefit Fund, in care of Busey Bank, 115 N. Third St., Fairbury, IL 61739.

Kim was born Nov. 22, 1955, in Fairbury, the son of Gayland and Betty Frye Young. He married Rebecca “Becky” Doran on May 5, 1980. She survives in Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include his children, Scottie (Casey McCauley) Young, Dunlap; Ali Young, Mattoon; Landon Young, Champaign; and Jeni (Aaron) Gerber, Fairbury; four sisters, Brenda (Richard) Horine, Forrest; Teresa (Greg) Hofmann, Witchita, Kan.; Statta (Scott) Shafer, Chatsworth; and Tina Mogged, Flanagan; and six grandchildren, Justice, Attisson, Peniel, Aniya, Alia and Baxter.

Kim was a 1973 graduate of Forrest-Strawn-Wing High School and later was employed by Caterpillar Inc. for 34 years.

Kim was a selfless man who touched the lives of many. His favorite time of year was Christmas, where he would experience the joy of giving to families in need and in return be humbled for his good deeds.

He had a sense of humor that was infectious to all and a heart made of gold.

He will be remembered not only for his dedication to his career, his passion for gardening and music, but most importantly he will be remembered for the love he had for his family and friends.

Online condolences and guestbook are available to leave messages to the family at

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