LaVergne Rydquist Young
October 30, 1922 - January 24, 2020
LaVergne Rydquist Young, 97, of Cottage Grove, MN, peacefully passed into heaven’s rest on Jan. 24, 2020.
Her remains will be interred at the family plot in Kimball, SD, in private gravesite rites.
LaVergne Rydquist Young was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Decatur County, Kansas, a Lund Swedish community, to Evald and Signe Rydquist.
She graduated from Decatur County High School in Oberlin, Kansas.
After teaching in a Lund community country school, she moved to Denver, CO, where she worked as an administrative assistant for Security Life Insurance.
During this time, she met and married Robert (Bob) Young of Kimball, SD. They resided in Denver, CO, for three years before moving back to the family farm near Kimball, SD.
While busy raising five children and managing a farm household, she was also active in the Kimball Methodist Church, Ladies Aid Society, Homemakers Club and a leader for the Lads and Lassies 4-H Club, as well as
many farm auxiliary organizations.
After retirement, Bob and LaVergne enjoyed trips throughout the country, touring and visiting family and friends.
Following Bob’s death in 2009, LaVergne moved into White Pine Assisted Living in Cottage Grove, MN, to be closer to family.
Her family and all who knew her will surely miss the unfailing positive outlook and strong faith by which she lived every day.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Patty Young of Des Moines, Iowa, Peggy Roybal and husband, Joe of Woodbury, MN, Beverly Boehmer and husband, Bob of Cape Coral, Florida, Marty Young and wife, Jacqueline of Peshastin, WA, and Kurt Young and wife, Leilani of Phelan, CA; 13 grandchildren and a growing number of great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Young in 2009; an infant daughter, Carol Jean; her parents, Evald and Signe Rydquist and brothers, Dennis Rydquist, Denzil Rydquist, Gordon Rydquist and Arlie Rydquist.
Memorials will go to Samaritan’s Purse.