Viola M. Young, age 94, of Cambridge died October 15, 2015 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 20th at Cambridge Lutheran Church. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Viola Young was born February 3, 1921 in Mpls, MN to Clifford and Rena (Rydeen). Olson. She grew up in Blomford, MN where she attended grade school. On April 15, 1939 she married Ward Young (the boy next door) and they made their home in Cambridge. Viola worked as a waitress, grocery store clerk, drug store clerk, clinic receptionist, and certified dental assistant. In 1968 she went to work for Marlton Realty and later on Moline Realty. She retired in 1996. Viola was a very special and classy lady who gave her all to her family, her work and her community.
Viola was President of Eastern Minnesota Board of Realtors and was recipient of Realtor of the Year Award both in 1980 and again in 1991. She was a member of Minnesota Board of Realtors and The National Association of Realtors. Viola also was a member of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce serving as Treasurer for four years. She also was a member of the Cambridge Lutheran Church Council and the Building Committee for the Fellowship Hall, Cambridge Women’s Club, Coordinator for Riverwood Village and Bridge Park Apts. and served as President of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and many other community activities.
Viola Young passed away October 15, 2015 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East at the age of 94 years, 8 months and 12 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ward in 1993; two daughters, Shelby Jean Carlson and Suzie Carlson; brother, Floyd Olson; and granddaughter, Ronda Carlson.
She is survived by her son, Jim (Jeanie) Young of Cambridge; sister, Ruthie (Bill) Falk of Isanti; six grandchildren, Sharon (Jeff) Johnson, Mike (Jean) Carlson, Jamie (Pam) Carlson, Laura (Scott) Lerner, Teri (Dave) Kalthoff, and David (Kari) Young; 12 great-grandchildren, Angela (Brian) Saldana, Katelyn Johnson, Kate Lerner, Jonah Carlson, Evan Kalthoff, Valerie Carlson, Lindsey Young, Ryan Lerner, Abby Kalthoff, Sydney Young, Abe Kalthoff, and Wyatt Carlson; sister-in-law, Faye Olson of Isanti, and by many other relatives and friends.