Marguerite Young

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Marguerite Elizabeth Young, nee Ettling, 92, of Belleville, IL, born January 19, 1929, in St. Louis, MO, passed peacefully from her home to heaven on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Marguerite worked in the telephone office at Scott AFB for 20 years before retiring.  She also was an accomplished pianist and played for her church in her younger years.  Her greatest love, surpassed only by her deep faith, was her children and grandchildren. Marguerite also had a deep love of all animals.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Robert Young, Sr.; her parents, Robert and Fern Ettling; and a great grandson, Cristian Villarreal.

Surviving are four children, Robert Jr. (Cindy) Young of Crown Point, IN, Peggy (Curtis) Smith of Wimberley, TX, David Young and Paul Young both of Belleville, IL; eight grandchildren, Michelle Valentine, Sarah (Brad) Missey, Derek (Amy) Young, Sheila (Josh) Villareal, Alicia (John) Iles, Ashley (Troy) Hall, Trent Young and Trever Young; 13 great-grandchildren, Alyssa (Raqib) Villarreal, Landon Villarreal, Isabelle Iles, Chloe Iles, Eve Valentine, Noah Valentine, Alexander Hall, Conner Hall, Cayden Young, Landyn Young, Hudson Young, Emma Missey and Dalton Missey; and two great-great grandchildren, Amali and Navaya.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2021, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.



2 Comments on Marguerite Young

Jack Lampe said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2021 at 12:05 PM

We’re so sorry to hear of Mrs. Young’s passing to her heavenly home. I always enjoyed seeing her and her son and sometimes other members of the family come into the Vine for Wednesday night meals at St. Matthew Church. She always had her sweet smile and enjoyed being out on Wednesday’s. I know she will be greatly missed by her family. We offer our deepest sympathy to all the family. Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday nights in the Vine. Jack Lampe, the cook, for all the kitchen crew at St. Matthew.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Diana Siebe said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 5:22 PM

Margrete always had a smile on her face each time I visited. She so loved her family, and told me many times how greatfull she was for the care she received by them. I know she will be missed. My condolences to the family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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