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Gaylen Youk

d. April 11, 2017

Durham – Gaylen Youk, 67, died April 11, 2017 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.  He was born August 9, 1949 in Hillsboro to Leland and Lorene (Keller) Youk.  He married Betty Meetz September 23, 1988 in Newton.  Survivors include: wife, Betty Youk of Durham; sons, James (Rachael) Youk of Chillicothe, Ohio, Darrin Youk of Hillsboro, Paul (Brianca) Youk of Lawrence; step-sons, Larry (Charlene) Siemens of Newton, Gary Siemens of Hawi, Hawaii; step-daughters, Brenda (Larry) Gronau of Newton, Christy (Miles) Harvey of Eldorado; sisters, Shirley Carstens of Newton, Carolyn (Leon) Schmidt of Newton, Margie (J.B.) Geisler of Metairie, Louisiana, Sharon Kelsey of Marion, Vickie (Doug) Huxman of Hillsboro, Laurie (Tom) Koslowsky of Hillsboro; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Predeceased by his step-father, Harry Laubhan in 1995 and sister, Linda Shaw in 1986.  Celebration of Life Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.  Interment at Durham Park Cemetery rural Durham.  Family will receive gets from 5 to 7 Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.  Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com

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16 thoughts on “Gaylen Youk

  1. James, Rachael, Justin, Kaitlyn, Paul, and Darren – so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


    • Rob my dad would often ask how you are doing. He said I was lucky to have a friend like you and thought of you very highly

  2. A friend who I often thought of from my confirmation days at Zion Lutheran. Prayers for your family. Judy(Prieb)Hill

  3. Dear Larry Siemens family, so sorry for your loss. our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Dee and Jerry Vetter

  4. To all the Youk family, Gary and I are sorry for your loss; and prayers for all of you. Love you all~ Janet & Gary Kado

  5. To the family of Gaylen, I am very sorry to hear of Gaylens passing, great guy! I always enjoyed calling on him when I sold Caterpillars, he definitely was a Caterpillar man, loved his grader, both him and Gerald left way to early in there life, may we cherish our fond memories with them.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Jerry “Cat” May

    • Gaylen liked his job and never understood why they would buy anything but Cat Graders. Thanks for your kind words.

  6. Dear James & Family,
    I am deeply sorry for the lost of your father.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
    Your Friend,

    • Thanks Bob. I know you have a very close relationship with your parents as well….appreciate your words and prayers for my family in this time

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Gaylen was a special person whom we knew in different ways. There has never been a “maintainer maintenance man” who cared more about doing his job well and serving the people of this county. We’re not sure if there ever will be! We have missed him in this capacity for several years now. We hope that he is with God and much happier!

  8. Betty and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in difficult times.

  9. James and Daren I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I lost mine a few years ago and it hurts. May God bless you both as you recover from your loss.

    Wes Preble
    Oklahoma City

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