Conrad S. Young

YOUNG, Conrad S. “Con, Nov 7, 1921 – Apr 12, 2010. Conrad Scotland Young was born in Omaha, NE. Retired former president of United of Omaha Life Insurance Co.; member of the Board of Directors of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. and United of Omaha Life Insurance Co. A native of Omaha, Conrad graduated from Omaha Central High School and attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. While at Dartmouth he was named to Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Fraternity and joined Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He graduated “magna cum laude” from Dartmouth in 1943. After college Young was an appointee to the Alumni Council of Dartmouth College and served many years in that capacity. During World War II he was an officer in the U.S. Navy and saw duty as a skipper of sub-chasers in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Young joined Mutual of Omaha in January of 1948 and attained officer status in 1959 as an Assistant Vice President for United of Omaha. He was elected Vice President in 1963 and Assistant to the President in 1966. He was elevated to President of United of Omaha in December of 1974. He was elected Senior Executive Vice President for Mutual of Omaha in 1984 and was appointed to the Executive Office of the Mutual of Omaha Companies in June of 1986. Young served in this capacity until his retirement on April 1, 1987. Young was active in many civic organizations, including the Mid-America Council and the North Central Region of the Boy Scouts of America (President, North Central Region, 1984-1986). Young served on many Boards of Directors over the years, e.g., Joslyn Art Museum, Campfire Girls, Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Midlands, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Uta Halee Endowment Board and Lutheran Medical Center; in addition he was a long-time Director of the College of St. Mary. Young was also a community trustee for Lutheran Health Services and past Chairman of the Lutheran Health Services Foundation. He was a member of the Boards of Trustees for Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital and the University of Nebraska Foundation. Young was past chairman of the YWCA Advisory Council. He was a former chairman of the Douglas/Sarpy County “Crusade for Cancer” and the Douglas /Sarpy County Heart Fund Drive. Young was also active in the United Way of the Midlands, serving as the General Chairman of the United Appeal for 1971-72. In 1984 Young was honorary Chairman of the Salvation Army “Tree of Lights” Campaign. He was a past Vice President and Director of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Young served on the City of Omaha Planning Board. He also served on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers as a representative of the insurance industry 1980-1983. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Deltona Corporation of Miami, FL. He received a number of awards, including the American Heart Association “Distinguished Service Award” in 1967; the Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) “Nebraska Health Citizen of the Year Award” in 1983; the YWCA “Outstanding Volunteer Award” in 1985; and the Woodmen of the World “Outstanding Citizen Award” in 1986. Con and his wife Muriel “Miv” have one daughter, Linda DeLine (Brett); two grandsons, Nicholas and Alexander; step-grandson, Josh DeLine. Con was a life-time member of All Saints Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry. The family will receive friends Thursday, 3pm-5pm at the West Center Chapel. PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES. Memorials are suggested to All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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