Crystal Elaine Young

Crystal Elaine Young, 48, of Winamac, IN passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Winamac after a brave fight with cancer.  She was born on November 28, 1973 in Winamac to Lenvel Franklin “Len” and Olive Kay “Sue” [Markley] Young.  Crystal was a WWE and NASCAR fan.  She was an amateur genealogist and loved finding new information about her family.  Upon her death, Crystal’s genealogy books were donated to the Pulaski County Public Library; she hoped someone in the family would continue her work and make amazing new discoveries. 


She is survived by:

Olive Kay “Sue” [Markley] Young, Winamac, IN Mother

Pierre Len (Becky Good) Young, Royal Center, IN Brother

Tonia Kay (Dick) Young-Babb, Kokomo, IN Sister

Sonia May Herrick, Rochester, IN Sister

Sgt. Justin Len Young, US Army, Nephew

Loren Rebecca Young, Niece

Noah Loyal Good, Nephew

Cody Silas (Quinlyn Copeland) Rude, Nephew

Jacob Eugene Babb, Nephew

Richard Everett Babb, Nephew

Jason Daniel Martin, Nephew

Sgt. Tylar Len Martin, US Army, Nephew

Breanna Ruth (Kyle) Gilbert, Niece

Zander Len Young, Great Nephew

Kourtlyn Eilen Young, Great Niece

Juniper Iris Rude, Great Niece

Karen Marie Pratt, Aunt

Carol Lynn Crist, Aunt

Jan Long, Aunt

Dorothy Young, Aunt

Paul Krawchuk, Uncle

Many, Many Cousins

Mary Fort and Deana & Shirley Fort, Family Friends


Preceded in death by:

Lenvel Franklin “Len” Young, Father

Charlie and Elizabeth [Long] Young, Paternal Grandparents

Loren Paul Markley, Maternal Grandfather

Betty Maxine [Galbreath] Markley Kloenne, Maternal Grandmother

Robert Eugene Kloenne, Maternal Step Grandfather

Carson Silas Rude, Infant Great Nephew

Kathy Lorene (David C.) Webb, Aunt

Timothy Joseph Pratt, Uncle

Rex W. Crist, Uncle

James Charles Young, Uncle

Harve Houston Long, Uncle

Udale (Hazel) Young, Uncle

Rondy Carson (Rosetta) Young, Uncle

Loretta Josephine Krawchuk, Aunt

George Clayton (Bessie) Young, Uncle

Hattie Nomia (Wade) Price, Aunt


Visitation will be from 2-3 PM EDT Friday, July 15, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Memorial Services will be held at 3 PM EDT Friday, July 15, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating.

Private Entombment will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.

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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.