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CHESTER — Roger Lee Young, 88, passed away at 5:04 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Randolph County Care Center in Sparta.

He was born to the late Philip A. and Teresa M. (nee Schulein) Young on March 30, 1931.

He married Romana Klein on Oct. 21, 1953, in Chester.

Roger Lee was the owner of several businesses and was a car salesman.

He was life member of Chester American Legion Post 487, VFW Post 3553, Chester Knights of Columbus 3790, Sparta Knights of Columbus 6577.

He was an Illinois Army National Guard veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Survivors are his wife, Romana Young of Chester; two sons, Alan (Sharon) Young of Sparta, John (Irene) Young of Iowa City, Iowa; one daughter, Mary Sue (Robin) Monforton of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Carl Young of Chester; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a fourth great-grandchild due in July; one brother-in-law, Delbert Klein of Chester; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann (Jim) Wilson of Desoto, Missouri, and Nancy White of Springfield, Illinois; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Paul Thomas Young; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Young and Betty Klein; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Klein and George Marvin White.

His wishes were to be cremated. Celebration of Life was Saturday, June 29, at Chester Eagles Club, 402 Hacker St., in Chester.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and/or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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