Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

100k
legacies honored
100
years in business
300k
moments remembered

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

In 1918, Edward C. Young, Sr. and his wife Adelheit, started what is now Young and Sons Funeral Home. A company that has steadily grown and continues its growth and service to Perry County.

Edward's four sons later joined him in the business: Wally in 1933; Earl in 1935; James in 1945; and Edward C. Jr. in 1954. Their wives also became affiliated with the business. Young and Sons now continues with its third generation of Youngs plus other valuable employees.

Robert Young, son of Edward C. Young, Jr., joined the firm in 1974 as an embalmer and funeral director. Due to an illness, he retired in January, 2000. His wife Lois became a funeral director in 1988 and is still with the firm. Wayne Ochs, a funeral director, has been with the firm since 1972. Michael Sutterer, an embalmer/funeral director, joined the firm in 1980. and Phil Norman, an embalmer/funeral director, joined the firm in 1992. 

John Young, the youngest son of Edward C. Young, Jr., is now the president/funeral director along with his wife Pamela, secretary/treasurer and funeral director.

On behalf of myself and my staff at Young and Sons, we are very proud to carry on the tradition that my grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and brother started. It is truly an honor to serve our friends and families of Perry County.

John Young

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

John M. Young

John M. Young

Manager/Funeral Director
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Pamela M. Young

Pamela M. Young

Funeral Director/Administrative Assistant
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Wayne  Ochs

Wayne Ochs

Funeral Director
Mike  Sutterer

Mike Sutterer

Embalmer/Funeral Director
Lois  Young

Lois Young

Funeral Director/Administrative Assistant
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Phil L. Norman

Phil L. Norman

Embalmer/Funeral Director
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Kevin Ford

Kevin Ford

President/Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Josh Ford

Josh Ford

Vice President/Funeral Director
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Walter

Walter "Doc" Ford

Past President/Funeral Director/Embalmer
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