Fred Earl Young, Sr., 77, of Eagle Lake passed away June 26, 2005 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 13, 1927 in Doleen, La., to James Thomas and Mallie Emmaline Young. He attended school in Hempstead, San Felipe, Simonton and Columbus. At the age of 16, he had to leave school to help support his parents and siblings. On October 11, 1958 he married Mary Frybert. Mr. Young worked for 25 years at Thortsenburg-Tamborello Gravel Pit in Ramsey and for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 17 years as an assistant foreman. Years ago, he was a member of the Eagle Lake Volunteer fire Department and the Knights of Columbus. Young was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years Mary Magdalene Young; a daughter Mary Katherine Young Frick; parents; brothers, Mountebille Perez, Howard Perez, Murl Young, John Young and a sister, Katherine Steffens. Survivors include his sons, James, Fred Jr., John and wife Jeanne, all of Eagle Lake, and Joe Mike and wife Theresa of Frydek; his daughters Frances Young of East Bernard, and Elizabeth Young of Eagle Lake; grandchildren, Kent and Lauren Frick, Brttany, Allyssa, Logan, Christopher, Austin, Matthew, and Kendall Young; his sisters Justine Hill and Nell Purkerson of Houston, and many nieces and nephews. A rosary was recited at The Parish of the Nativity on June 27 at Eagle Lake. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. from The Parish of the Nativity with the Rev. Eddie Winkler celebrating mass and rite of committal. The eulogy was given by his nephew, Joe S. Frybert. Internment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Pallbearers were James, Fred Jr., John, Joe Mike, Frances and Elizabeth Young. Honorary pallbearers were Drs. Robert Rubin, howard rubin, Henry Zaleski, and Bharat Pothuri, all of Houston. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff of The Methodist Hospital Main Building, 8th Floor for the wonderful care they provided. Services were under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel, Sealy.
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