Glen L.(Bud) Youngstrom


September 5, 1933 - March 17, 2017


Glen  L. (Bud) Youngstrom was born September 5, 1933 at his grandmother’s home in Stickney, SD to Glen N. and Gladys (Dittrick) Youngstrom.  He graduated 8th grade from Hopper School and graduated as the valedictorian at Mt. Vernon High School in 1951.

He married Velores Johansen at Salem Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon on November 1, 1952.  He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1954 and was involved with the nuclear testing in Nevada.  He was left with the belief that nuclear weapons should never be used again in any conflict.

He returned to South Dakota in 1956 and farmed south of Mt. Vernon until his retirement.  While on the farm he became involved in politics and served on the Mt. Vernon School Board and as a Davison County Commissioner.  You could also hear him loudly encouraging his sons at football games and wrestling matches.  Many said he had the loudest voice there.   Bud and his family were involved for years in Mt. Vernon horse shows and other Mt. Vernon activities.  He was a member of the Mt. Vernon American Legion and was instrumental in starting the Mt. Vernon Senior Center.

Bud and Velores have traveled to 41 countries and all of the United States except Hawaii.  He was an avid hunter and even hunted deer while honeymooning in the Black Hills.  He hosted pheasant hunters every year and enjoyed hunting elk in Colorado and moose in Canada.

He is survived by his wife, Velores of Mitchell; daughter, Jodi (Rusty) Bogue of Des Moines, IA; sons: Craig of Mitchell, Ryan (Londa), of Mt. Vernon.  His ashes are being carried by his grandchildren, Tim Ohnemus of Spearfish, Amanda Christensen of Mitchell, Brady Bogue of Des Moines, IA, Jackson Metzger of Wesley Chapel, FL, Dylan Youngstrom of Cheyenne, WY, Taina Youngstrom of Mitchell and Steven Youngstrom of Mt. Vernon.  He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Kenli and Cooper Christensen of Mitchell; his sister, Ruth (Ray) Holter of Texas and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his oldest son, Steven Lyle Youngstrom in 2000, his parents, grandparents, one sister, Donna Wermers and her spouse, Norbert, his parents-in-law, Walter and Mae Johansen, brothers-in-law, Ronald and DeWayne Johansen, one niece, Patty Holter, and one nephew, Mark Wermers.


None Scheduled


Sunday, March 26, 2017
3:00 PM
Moose Lodge
Celebration of Life
516 West 15th Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Jani DeBoe on March 26, 2017
Bud certainly had a remarkable life.......He had many blessings-among which of the very best were his devoted wife and wonderful children. I will be thinking of you all today and remembering with great fondness the years and good times we spent together. Love to you all Velores, Craig, Jody and Ryan.

Jani DeBoe
Posted by Barb Stout on March 25, 2017
Velores, Jody, Craig, and Ryan: It was so wonderful knowing Bud. He made such a great positive difference in many people's lives. A good man and a ton of fun. I was blessed to be his cousin-in-law!
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on March 25, 2017
Craig, I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad from the old Shipwreck Lounge days. He was so much fun when he would come out there. He had an unmistakable laugh. I really enjoyed his jokes. May God bring you comfort at this time, and may your dad Rest in heavenly peace
Posted by Marilyn Castillo on March 23, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your father, husband, granddad. I so enjoyed spending time with your family in high school and after. He was a special guy! You are all in my prayers.
Posted by Lori and Larry Peters on March 23, 2017
Sorry for your loss. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Roy and Shirley Vogt on March 21, 2017
I forgot to put our last name in the entry.
Posted by Roy and Shirley (Youngstrom) on March 21, 2017
So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on March 20, 2017
So very sorry to all of you in your loss of a great man ! He will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him !!
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