Robert P. “Tuffy” Young

Robert P. “Tuffy” Young

Robert P. “Tuffy” Young, age 85, of Markesan, died on Friday, October 5, 2018 at his home.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, October 12th from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver  Dam.  A Celebration of Life for Tuffy and Pat will begin at 3:30 p.m. with Celebrant Laurie Boomsma officiating.

Robert was born on March 12, 1933 to Peter and Lucille (Prue) Young in Green Bay. On August 21, 1954, he was united in marriage with Patricia A. Tischer in Green Bay.

Tuffy had been a Burnett rural mail carrier for many years, retiring in 1993. For over 30 years he operated Tuffy’s Hide Out in Burnett, alongside his wife. After retirement, Tuffy and Pat would enjoy their winters in Bullhead City, AZ and the rest of their time was enjoying the views and the life at Lake Puckaway, where they had a home.

Survivors are his children, Bob (Sally) Young of Arkdale, Sandy (Terry) Zuelsdorf of Burnett, and Mike (Brenda) Young of Burnett; grandchildren, Kyle (Amy) Young, Kasey (Emily) Young, Tiffani Zuelsdorf, Brittany (Mark) Ingledew, and Taylor Young; great grandchildren, Ethan, Ava, Kenzington, Kaydence, Everly, Madilyn, Stella and Vailyn; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Pat in April of 2018, his son, Mark and his brother George.

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