Front row, left to right: Jesse and LaVonne Young, Myrtle Barth, Helen Young and Marlys Bjerke; the rest of the Young descendants are behind them. (Submitted photo)
Front row, left to right: Jesse and LaVonne Young, Myrtle Barth, Helen Young and Marlys Bjerke; the rest of the Young descendants are behind them. (Submitted photo)
The descendants of Jacob Young gathered at St. John's Lutheran Church, Locust, for their annual family reunion Sept. 26, 2010, hosted by Julie Baumler, Jodi Halse, Angie Hexom and Toni Hexom.

A potluck dinner was served with a program and door prizes following. Donations were given to St. John's Church and the Mabel Food Pantry.

Those who have passed away in the past year were remembered. Those 90 years-plus were mentioned: Jesse Young and Ransom Bolson, 92; Myrtle Barth and Helen Young, 96 (all were present at the reunion).

Those married 50 years or more were recognized: Marland and Marlys Bjerke, Roger and Darlene Bjerke, Jesse and LaVonne Young, Chuck and Arlys Hexom, Ransome and Connie Bolson, Darlene and Neil Barth, and Robert and Marleene Ward.

Others who attended the reunion were: Robert Sherwin, Mark and Gary Bjerke, MaryJo and Don Benda, Sharon and Roger Miears, Dale Emery, Curt and Linda Gjere, Emma Thompson, Bud Gavle, Mary and Lyle Barth, Brian, Julie and John Baumler, Dennis, Jodi and Michelle Halse, Ron Barth, Mark Young, Dawn Smith, Scott and Toni Hexom, Angie Hexom, Vernetta Bolson Cline, Pastor Nancy Solomonson, Leslie Young, Michelle and Kayle Young, and Deneen Ritter.

Those in charge for the 2011 Young Reunion (to be held Sept. 25) are Emma Thompson, Jesse and LaVonne Young and family.