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Karleen Young

May 17, 1935 — May 14, 2023

Rock Island

Karleen Young, 87, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Cremation rites will be accorded.  Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Karleen was born on May 17, 1935, in Moline, the daughter of Carl H.L. and Dorothy M. (Hale) Johnson. She married Clayton Wright in 1956. She later married Howard Young in 1972. Karleen was employed as a licensed practical nurse in Omaha at Immanuel Hospital. She later worked at the former Lutheran Hospital in Moline and Franciscan Hospital in Rock Island. Karleen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline and was active in bible study and volunteered with Anna’s Circle. She enjoyed attending Jazzercise, biking and going to lunch with friends and family. She also loved to go on trips to visit her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Rochelle Wright-Clark (Russell), Colorado Springs; step-daughter, Patricia Davies and Deborah Ferry; siblings, Priscilla Lindburg and Betty Thompson; grandchildren, Joe, Sam, Annie and Lucy; and many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Wright; parents; and siblings, Johanna Gonse, Mildred Miller, Carl Johnson, Jr.

Memories may be shared on the tribute wall.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church (Moline)

1330 13th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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