Lane Gordon Young
August 4, 1935 ~ October 19, 2017
Lane G. Young, 82, died Thursday, October 19, 2017, at his home.
Lane Gordon Young was born August 4, 1935, in Comfrey, MN, to Charles Forbes Thompson and Ione Isabel (Wallin) Young. He attended grade school, high school and tech school in Minneapolis, MN. Lane was married December 7, 1963, to Sharon Claudette Carter.
Lane joined the U.S. Navy and served for eight years. After his military service, he was hired by Honeywell Aeronautical Division and worked on both the Mercury and Apollo space projects. He later worked for the State of Minnesota DOT, retiring in 1995.
Lane’s hobbies were archery, bagpipes, native style flute making and camping. He loved science and anything to do with space studies. He played with a bagpipe band and traveled for competitions and events both within the U.S. and Internationally for many years. He also participated in archery competitions and won first place in Minnesota using a recurve bow rather than a compound bow. He enjoyed attending Broadway Musicals, but his favorite times were spent with his family.
Lane is survived by his wife, Sharon; one daughter and son in law, Kristin (Robert Joseph) Heath, Sioux Falls, one son and daughter in law, James (Raquel) Young, Medford, OR; seven grandchildren, Bridgett (Brian) Randall, Justin Heath, Alyssa (Rion) Venegas, Arianna Heath Thorin, Isabela Young, Fernando Young, and Caroline Young; and three great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters.
Lane was preceded in death by his parents Charles Forbes Thompson and Ione Isabel (Wallin) Young; and his brother, Duane Ronald Young.