Dr. James A. De Young

Date of Death: Jul 05, 2014
Dr. James A. De Young
[highlight_text] [/highlight_text] Dr. James A. De Young, 87, died on July 5, 2014 at The Waupun Christian Homestead.


[leftcolumn] James, “Jim”, was born October 7, 1926, in Friesland, WI, to Andrew and Sarah Haima De Young. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1944. He enlisted in the USAAF in 1943 and served in the Philippines until discharged in 1946. Jim was a graduate of Hope College in Holland, MI, attended UW Madison, and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in 1956. He began his Waupun practice then, and after four years went into partnership with Dr. Donald Andrle for 17 years. He then hired Dr. Al Martens and the practice has since grown to more than 10 doctors. On August 8, 1952 he married Ruth Koeppe. They have five children: Steven (Mary deceased 7/2011) Kama Jongerius, Dirk, twins, Paul (Bonnie) and Patricia (Brad Nauman), and Sarah (Scott Mason); 10 grandchildren: Andrew (Jessica) and Michael (Allison) De Young, Derek, Nathan, Desiree and Bianca De Young, Lucas and Dylan Nauman, and Russell and Jeffrey Mason; and 5 great-grandchildren: Keira, Andrea, James, Charlotte, and Will.

Jim was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Dr. De Young served as deacon and elder as a member of Trinity Reformed Church. He was a 50 year member of Waupun Rotary and WI Veterinary Association and Gideons International, served on the school board, and served as a city councilman.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A memorial service for Dr. James A. De Young will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. John White officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] Remembrances may be given to Trinity Reformed Church, Gideons International, or The Christian Homestead.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Special Thanks: [/highlight_text] The family is so grateful for the prayers and caring acts of friends and family offered to Jim throughout his long struggle with Parkinson’s and other disabilities. We are especially grateful to the loving staff of care-giver “angels” God provided for him throughout his nine months at The Christian Homestead, as well as the Agnesian Hospice Care.



  1. Amanda Erickson Says: July 7, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I am a friend of Sarah and Scott…and my son Cal has been a friend of Russel’s since they met in the 2nd grade.
    Sarah and Family, I am so sincerly sorry to hear of your loss. It was always tremendously clear to me, in the affectionate and loving way you always talked about your folks, that you were blessed and lucky beyond words…and knew it.
    Wishing you peace and wonderful memories.
    Amanda & Pete Erickson
    Cal, Samantha & Corbin

  2. Karen (Planasch) Grant Says: July 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I was well known in the DeYoung house during my high school years, as their babysitter. I even went on summer vacation with them when the children were little. I will always remember those years. I wish I could be at the memorial, but we will be out of town. Jim was a great man, and will be truly missed. The DeYoungs were a wonderful family. My sympathy to all of you. Karen Grant

  3. Cathleen (bille) Krueger Says: July 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  4. Karen Snortum Says: July 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Ruth, Steve, Dirk, Paul, Trish, and Sarah

    Sending my prayers and Sympathy to all of you.
    What a great man, what a great loss.
    “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”.
    St Matt. 5:5

    Karen Snortum (Andrle)

  5. Jack & Annette DeWolf Says: July 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Ruth, we care and share in your loss. We extend our sympathy to you and the family. Jim is a large part of my antidotes of Hope College. I am grateful for his friendship, it meant a lot to me.
    Jack DeWolf

  6. Jack & Annette DeWolf Says: July 15, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Ruth our sympathy to you and your family. I have good memories of Jim as friend and roommate at Hope College. Jack DeWolf

  7. Nancy & Jim Bowen Says: July 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Paul & Bonnie,
    We are so sorry for your loss and also that we did not know about it sooner. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim & Nancy Bowen

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