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Sandra Young

d. September 24, 2020

La Porte

Sandra Young

Sandra Scherer Young

March 13, 1937-September 24, 2020

Memorial Service for Sandra Scherer Young, 83, of La Porte, Indiana, who passed away Thursday September 24, 2020 will be Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, La Porte. Burial of cremated remains with military honors will follow at St John's Lutheran Cemetery.

She was born March 13, 1937 in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Lester Scherer and Marjorie (Warner) Scherer.

A lifelong resident of the area, Sandra attended St John's Lutheran School from K-8 and graduated from La Porte High in 1956. She then served in the United States Marine Corp, stationed on Parris Island in San Francisco. After her honorable discharge, she married James D. Young Sr. in 1957.  She was a member of the teamsters local #135.  Sandra was an avid sports fan who enjoyed Notre Dame Football, the San Francisco 49ers and watching Nascar racing, even attending 4 Indie 500s and 3 Charlotte Motor Speedway events. Her passion was watching her grandson, Jacob, play Little League baseball.  A devoted Christian, she studied her bible daily.

Sandra is survived by her daughter, Sonja Lynn Young- Diedrich of La Porte, IN; three sons, James D Young II, Jeffrey (Andrea) Young, Jay Anthony (Nicole) Young, all of La Porte; grandchildren, Joshua, Natosha(Katie), Jericho(Matt), Matt Croy, Jacob, Savanna, Sandra, James, Jeffery Jr.; 7 great grandchildren.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jay Allen Young and brother, Richard Scherer.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. Cremation has been selected by the family. A memorial service and interment will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Haverstock Funeral Home.

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