In Memory of Robert C. Youngren



Robert C. Youngren
Robert C. Youngren
Born: June 25, 1952
Died: May 2, 2018
Age: 65
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Robert C. Youngren
June 25, 1952 - May 2, 2018

Robert C. Youngren, age 65, of Odebolt, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Loring Hospital of Sac City, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Pastor Ken Miller will officiate; with Committal Services following in the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Robert Carol Youngren, the son of Carol and Ruth (Kessler) Youngren, was born on June 25, 1952, in Storm Lake, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Odebolt United Methodist Church where he was a lifelong member. 

Robert graduated from Odebolt-Arthur High School with the class of 1970, where he participated in all the sports. He continued his education at Morningside College where he played football. 

On December 28, 1974, Robert married Nancy Lindgren and the couple were blessed with two children, a son Preston and a daughter Jordan. The family resided in the Odebolt area, where Robert farmed with his family. 

The family’s Okoboji home was Robert’s favorite place where he had made many dear friends. He enjoyed golfing with his friends, sports, and traveling.  He cherished his seven grandchildren and attending all of their activities especially their sporting events.

Robert was on the Board of Directors for Sac County Mutual Telephone Co. and served as Vice–President of the Westview Condo Association of Spirit Lake. 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Nancy Youngren of Odebolt, IA; son Preston (Morgan) Youngren of Odebolt, IA and their children Jayden, Jayston, Brady, Wynn and Kal; daughter Jordan (Joel) Hustedt of Galva, IA and their children Eve and Jett; parents Carol and Ruth Youngren of Odebolt, IA; sister Janet (Steve) Case of Omaha, NE; brother Gerald (Linda) Youngren of Odebolt, IA; parents-in-law Paul and Maryann Lindgren of Odebolt, IA; brothers-in-law Brent Lindgren and Reed Lindgren both of Odebolt, IA; 3 nieces, 5 nephews, 20 great nieces and nephews, many aunts & uncles, extended family and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents Paul and Clara Youngren and Harry and Minnie Kessler; uncles Raymond Kessler and Robert Kessler; and an aunt Miriam (Youngren) Phillips.

 

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Saturday
May 5, 2018

United Methodist Church
Odebolt, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Ken Miller

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers

Grandpa Robbie's Cherished Grandchildren
Jayden Lee
Jayston Thomas
Brady Pyper
Eve Elizabeth
Wynn Greyson
Jett Robert
Kal Duke

VISITATION

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 2018

Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa

MUSIC

Mindy Miller, Organist
Jeana Schroeder, Vocalist

"Alleluia"
"The Lord's Prayer"
"It Is Well With My Soul"
"Amazing Grace"

INTERMENT

Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Condolences


Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:51 PM
“NANCY & FAMILY, WE WERE VERY SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT ROB.I KNOW YOU ALL WILL MISS HIM TERRIBLY. OUR HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND ALSO OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS..Soooooo SAD.AND WE HEARD SO SUDDEN..PLEASE TAKE CARE NANCY..”
- TOM & HELEN MALOY
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:15 PM
“Carol & Ruth, our thoughts are with you now and in the days to come. Del & Marion Reeves”
- Del & Marion Reeves
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:08 AM
“Nancy, we were so shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Rob's passing last week. I can't imagine what you and your kids are going through but I pray for comfort, peace beyond understanding, courage and strength. Prayers, too, for Rob's parents and family who also must be hurting.”
- Lynne Olson Rowson
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:41 PM
“Nancy and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Rob. He will be missed dearly in the Lakes area. Everyone knew who he was, he talked to everyone. I so enjoyed your visits at Pirates, or wherever we had the chance to visit! Our prayers go out to your entire family, hold the memories close to you! Tom & Dixie Orthel
- Dixie Orthel
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:39 PM
“Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I have thought of both of you fondly over the years. My prayers are with you. Debbie Lakin Johnson ”
- Debbie Lakin Johnson
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“To the Youngren Family: I was saddened to hear of Rob's passing. I have good memories of the times we spent together - Church, High School, Softball, Morningside. Bob was always kind to me and I'm very grateful for that. He will be dearly missed.”
- Randy Boerner
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to your family Nancy. So sorry to hear about Bob's passing! We have great memories of Bob! Fun times in school and over the years since graduation. Oh and then the golfing memories. Bob will be missed!!
Praying for God to wrap his loving arms around all of you during this time. Hugs to all of you!
- Rog and Glo Huisenga
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“Dear Nancy, Our sympathy to you on Rob's passing. We always enjoyed seeing you out and about in Okoboji; We're sure you have many wonderful memories of your special times together. Savor them...God Bless. Al & Rae Ann Arneson”
- Al & Rae Ann Arneson
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“Nancy, Preston, Jordan, Carol & Ruth & family,
We sincerely share in your sorrow of the shocking passing of Rob. We will continue to lift you all in prayer through this difficult time & pray God's comfort & peace. ”
- Kyle & Stephanie Ullrich
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“So sorry for your loss, prayers for all the family!”
- Cathy Schroeder Middleton
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“The Neal family sends its love and support to Nancy and their children. We will always remember Rob as a wonderful man and a first class partner in the work he did and the friendship he shared with our father, Warren Neal, and the rest of our family. He will be missed.”
- PATRICIA NEAL JENSEN
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“Nancy and family...our thoughts and prayers are with you!”
- Mike and Ruth Flynn
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:06 AM
“Nancy, Tip, Ruth and family: I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Rob's passing. My fondest memories of Rob were from the Methodist Softball Team before during and after the game. Especially after the game.”
- James Raasch
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:06 AM
“My deepest sympathy for the Youngren family”
- Paul Ross
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:05 AM
“Please accept my sincere sympathies for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- John Landgraf
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:51 AM
“Nancy, Tip, Ruth, Janet, Toby, and all the Youngren family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord give you peace and comfort knowing that Rob celebrates with Him in heaven. Rob was a great classmate, teammate, and friend. God bless you all. John and Fran Cranston”
- John R Cranston
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:51 AM
“Sincere sympathy to all your family for your sudden loss. We always enjoyed seeing you both in Okoboji. Prayers are with you. ”
- Bruce & Marline Johnson
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:51 AM
“Nancy and family: My sincere sympathy to you!”
- DeeDee Hughes
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:04 AM
“We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
- Richard and Sara Crawford
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:04 AM
“So sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. My deepest sympathy to the entire Youngren family. ”
- Wendy Reik Cramer
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:04 AM
“Dear Youngren Family, We were so shocked to hear of the passing of Rob. He was an amazing person and a good friend. Allen has many fond memories of Rob, including running into him at Oh Shucks in Okoboji and catching up on what was happening around Odebolt and working side by side during harvest. Always keep your wonderful memories of Rob close to your heart and he will never be far away. May he rest in eternal peace. With deepest sympathy. Allen and Sandy Hansohn”
- Allen and Sandy Hansohn
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:04 AM
“So sorry of Roberts passing, he will be very much missed at Pirate Jacks at the lake. Prayers to the Family. RIP”
- jack schaben
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:03 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Travis Mollhoff
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:03 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. ”
- Joni and Tim Mitchell - Dry Dock
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 PM
“I'm sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family.”
- Trish Winger
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 PM
“So sorry to hear about Robert's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you move through this difficult time.”
- Keith and Kathy Mentzer
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 PM
“So very sorry for your loss.
- Judy FIneran Meyer
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 PM
“Nancy, we are so sorry to hear of Rob's sudden passing. He will be sorely missed. We will keep you in our prayers. ”
- John & Jayne (Pudenz) Klein
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 PM
“Nancy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and comfort you during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers, Jim and Bette McGonigle”
- Jim and Bette McGonigle
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Derek and Jess Strohman
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 5:06 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Rob’s passing, it is unknown to us why a good person is taken to the Lord so young. Our heart felt sympathy to all of you.”
- Wayne and Karen Werner
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 4:26 PM
“Old friends are thinking of you with heavy hearts and praying the Lord gives you comfort in the coming days. Hugs, Roger and Marlene”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3:24 PM
“We are deeply sorry for your loss. Sending prayers & hugs to you all. ”
- Dan & Cindy Schroeder
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3:09 PM
“Dear Nancy, Ruth, Carol and family. When I think of Rob's death my heart aches for all of you. I have know his family for many years, and have many happy memories. You have my sincere condolences and my love. He now rests in our Savior's arms. God's Blessings, Joan K. Petersen”
- Joan K. Petersen
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:47 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your whole family. ”
- Jill Huberg White
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