Lucas Matthew Young, 33, of Tippecanoe, died October 1, after an accident on the family farm. Born January 10, 1981 in Dennison, he is survived by his mother and stepfather, Margene M. (Burdette) and Mike A. Angelozzi of Tippecanoe and his father and stepmother, James A. and Cindy A. Young of Uhrichsville.
On October 18, 2008, he married Kiersten D. Smith who survives him. He is also survived by his siblings: Joseph (companion, Kelsey) Angelozzi of Uhrichsville, Alisa (Brian) Tobin of Freeport, Michelle (fiancé, Justin) Angelozzi of Stow, Ryan (Jessica) Young of Dover, Kellyn (Brian) Greenwalt of Uhrichsville, Stephanie (Cory) Brandon of Morristown, and Jeremy (companion, Latisha) Horvath of Orlando, Florida; grandparents: Junior and Carole Burdette and Chetty “Mama” Angelozzi; nieces and nephews: Jonathan, Mikaela, Kyler, Kenedi, Riley, Bella, Dylan, Skyler, Wyatt, Keagan, Gage, Faith, Zane, Chase, Braylon, and Makai; uncles and aunts: Scott and Brenda Burdette, Todd and Sharon Burdette, Kurt and Laura Peters, Dan and Lynn Angelozzi, Ronnie Young, Pandora Young, Jeff and Debbie Young, Scott and Shay Young, and Connie Young; parents-in-law: Gaye and Mark Carron, Dale and Pam Smith, and Jim McDonnell; grandparents-in-law: Barb and Kenneth Smith and Jim and Ellen McDonnell; sister- and brothers-in-law: Kassi and Shawn Lafferty and Connor McDonnell; many dear cousins, including Nate and Stockton who were his sidekicks on the farm; a host of very special friends; and his beloved four-legged family: George, Pete, Rex and Rocco. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Eileen Romine, Charles Young, and Fred Angelozzi; uncle: Bob Young; sister-in-law: Kailee Smith; and his dear friend and mentor: Robert “Pup” Harding.
Lucas was a member of Lakeland High School’s last graduating class in 1999 where he was a member of the National Honor Society, enjoyed being an active member of their F.F.A. program, played on the Lakeland Raiders basketball team, and was selected as the Homecoming King. He then furthered his education at the Tuscarawas branch of Kent State University. Throughout his life, Lucas was dedicated to farming, working on his grandpa Burdette’s farm and on the 800 acres which he leased, and always being his grandpa’s right hand man. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, enjoyed pulling horses with his dad, Jim, brother, Ryan, and his uncles, and was a former member of the Buckeye Horse Pullers. He was also a member of the A.I.C. in Dennison, was an avid fan of Michigan football, took part in the Cry Baby Fantasy Football League, and was active in the Young Farms basketball team in the Men’s Recreational League played at Memorial Hall in Dover, for the past several years. He enjoyed being an assistant basketball coach with his stepfather, Mike, at Central Catholic High School, as well.
Services, officiated by Pastor Davie Koch, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at Park Christian Church in Dennison. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department.