Peter Baker Young, of Franklin, NC passed away October 25, 2020 at the age of 86. Peter was born in Edina, MN to John and Marian Young on June 21, 1934. Peter had many great stories of the Edina gang and growing up there with four sisters and one brother.
Peter married Louise Loken in Minneapolis, and they had four children together, Sherrie, Mike, Lisa and Amy. Later they moved to Springfield, IL when he took a job with the Pillsbury company. The Young family have many great memories of growing up in Springfield. Many great family vacations, and many trips back to MN to visit family. Peter supported his kids in whatever activity or sport they were involved in. He loved keeping a scrapbook for each child.
He and Louise later divorced and Peter married Ellen Rolby of St. Louis. Together they moved to Florida and had many adventures . Besides cherishing their blended family and spending time with them, they bought many houses in FL, NC, Georgia and Virginia. They worked together to remodel, refurbish and sell each home. They sold real estate together and for a while traveled to fairs and sold fried green tomatoes! They also delivered meals on wheels up until recently.
Peter was very proud of his kids, grandkids and great grandkids! He had a great sense of humor and loved playing with them. All of the families loved visiting them in the mountains or by the beach, wherever their current home was. Grandpa Pete and Grandma Ellen always had great activities planned for visits! Peter had a passion for collecting , trading, and selling coins and stamps.
Peter was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers in law, Jackie and Dave Connolly, Irma and Fred Randolph, and Suzie Hoover.
Pete is survived by and will be dearly missed by his wife of almost 39 years, Ellen, children and stepdaughter , Sherrie Young Broughton, Mike Young (Charmion), Lisa Young Dillon (Doug), Amy Young, and Andrea Michelle Pudlowski (Keith). Also surviving are one sister, Judy Aaberg (Tom), brother, John Young (Deb), brother in law George Hoover (Gerda), many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Pete is also survived by his life long friend, Vern Torrens.
Pete's greatest joys were his grandchildren and great grandchildren; they all have many memories and pictures to cherish and will miss him. There are 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way. His surviving grandchildren and great grandchildren are Amber Broughton Howk (Pat) with daughter Nora, Eric Broughton, Tyrice Roberts, Dairenze McGee, Mikinzie Miller with children, Kalyssa, Marion, Demari and Demani, Nikki Young with daughters Elliot and Riley. Lauren Young (Ronnie) and Michael Young, Ryan Dillon (Elyse) with children Oliver, Felix, and Maisie. Cory Dillon (Emily) with children Rosemary and Asa, and Kaitlyn Dillon Hardwick (Alex) , Sophia, Isabella and Danny Ballman , Connor Pudlowski and Amanda Blanco (Andrew) with children Cheo and Jane.
A memorial/celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please visit the Remembering Peter B Young facebook page to leave condolences and to see pictures and memories of Pete's life.