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Richard L. "Tuba" Young

July 20, 1963 - May 12, 2015

Richard L. “Tuba” Young, 51, of Springfield, died at 11 pm, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1963 in Springfield, to Ralph L. and Karen E. Gillard Young. He married Conny Horn on September 1, 2007, and she survives.

Also surviving are his son, of whom he was extremely proud, Jeremy Schaertl Young of Springfield; his father, Ralph L. Young of Springfield; mother and step-father Karen E. and Bob Schmidt of Springfield; one brother Raymond (Kelli) Young of Springfield; several aunts and uncles; three nieces; one nephew and several great nieces and nephews.

Richard was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Grade School and Griffin High School. He worked as a pressman/printer at Memorial Medical Center and also worked for Horace Mann, Franny’s, Red Coach and Cottage Inn.

He enjoyed racing, traveling, gardening, motorcycles and watching the Blackhawks.

Memorial Gathering: 12 – 2 pm, Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home. The family request casual attire for those attending.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Richard Young.


Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

The family request casual attire.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Richard L. Young.

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