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Michael James Young

Birth Date: April 28, 1960
Death Date: February 7, 2018

Michael James Young passed away February 7, 2018 at the Heartland Nursing Home in Decatur, IL.
Michael was born in New Hartford, NY on April 28, 1960, the son of Elissa (Seminaro) and Wayne Young. He was an avid traveler, making his home in Decatur, IL for the last 30 yrs.
Mike’s passion was playing drums in rock & roll bands throughout the United States. His music brethren played with him in the bands; Spectrum, The Kids, Antics, Bad Politics, Mama’s Boyz, and Double Trouble. He shared his love for music with young drummers, students he taught for many years.
He worked for 20 years in the restaurant business where he trained and mentored many young people. Mike was a member of the ILSM (militia) and IL Preppers and collected Snoopy, Jeff Gordon memorabilia. He liked to say he invested in lead (ammo), prepping. 

Mike is survived by wife Jenmery, his two sons Michael Anthony Young and Michael Wayne Young, brother Tony, and Janie Young, his wife from a previous marriage.  
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice.
He will be buried at Long Point Cemetery in Niantic IL next to his father (Wayne) and his stepmother (Charmain) in a private family ceremony.
A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall 577 E North St, Decatur, IL 62523 from 1:00-5:00pm on Sunday, February 18th, 2018. All friends of Mike and family are invited to share in remembering a great father, husband, brother and friend.

Celebration of Life
February 18, 2018
1:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Knights of Columbus
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  1. LCpl. Young absence will be felt by many in ILSM. Mike was a good man and great patriot. We started speaking about 6 years ago and had a little time to speak in person and get to know each other at ILSM's 2015 JTX. I will carry positive memories of him until we meet again. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
    ILSM (Illinois State Militia),
    State CO, Kanebrake

  2. Terry Munson and I knew Mike very well and his dad Wayne. Mike played drums for us in our band. He loved music that is for sure. He and his family are laid to rest where our family will be also. Mike, until we meet again ! Blessings to your family !

  3. Mike, I am sad to see your passing. You were a friend and fellow Musician and played for awhile with Terry and I. You will be lieing at rest in the same cemetery where our family is at rest. See you one day again in the great beyond and blessings I am sending to your family and sons !

  4. Mike I remember you in the band you played with When you played the drums for Dana Hill in the band Double Trouble, Living down the road from my mom n dad & joking with you at DQ You was a friend I will not forget This is not good bye But it is till we meet again in Heaven RIP my friend

  5. We had our difficulties and disagreements but you fathered our wonderful son and taught him how to be the wonderful father he is today! My heart breaks for your family, Janie, our sweet boy, and your friends! I hope the Heavenly Choir is singing DEEP PURPLE and ALICE COOPER and the shooting range is open for you!

  6. Mike you played a large role in my life. Will always treasure the times we had together and when in the same rock band to the times we just had fun jamming as musicians did! Remembering when we would leave EHS for lunch and make a Krekel’s run, to when you were sellers my the hot wheels and I was sellers my 1;24 Diecast cars at that place in Mt Zion. Heck I still remember when you took me to southern Illinois Western Sizzling to Interview for a manager position….so glad to have had you as a friend!

  7. We are very sad to hear about the loss of Mike. I never got to tell him thanks for being so kind to my folks. He was the best thing that ever happened to my sister Janie.. Rest well Mike you will be missed by many.

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