Ronald Lee “Sam” Young, Jr.

Ronald Lee “Sam” Young, Jr.

November 18, 1961 – May 2, 2021

  VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Saturday, May 8th from 1pm-3pm at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 15050 W Maple Road with FUNERAL SERVICE at 3pm.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.


VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Saturday May 8th from 1pm to 3pm with FUNERAL SERVICE at 3pm (immediately following visitation) at St Andrews Methodist Church on 15050 West Maple Road.

Family requests that guests honor Sam’s Hooiser and Husker Pride by wearing Indiana and Nebraska gear.  All flowers can be directed to Heafey Hoffman Cutler Dworak and will be transported to St Andrews Methodist Church the day of the service.

Sam was born in Marion, Indiana on November 18, 1961 where he grew up and attended Marion High School, graduating as Senior Class President in 1981.  He moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1983.  He met and married the love of his life, Gwen, on September 13, 1986.  They had their first child, their daughter, Lauryn on July 29, 1994 and then their son, Ryan, on September 18, 1998.  Sam was always a family man and enjoyed Sunday family dinners, spending time with his grand-pups, Tucker and Lucky, and going to any and all sporting events over the years.

Sam was a jack of all trades; he began his career by following in his father’s footsteps with 12 years in the Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller.  Following his service, he spent time with Werner Enterprises and eventually transitioned into his life-long career of sales in medical staffing.  He has been a patriarch to the Fusion Medical Staffing family for the past 9 years.

He lived fast and approached every day with a big smile on his face.  Sam never met a stranger and always owned the room.  Sam was and will always be the life of every party.  He enjoyed talking sports with his son, son-in-law, and friends, specifically the Indiana Hoosiers and Nebraska Huskers.  Other hobbies include golfing, fishing, spending time on his deck listening to music and dancing with Gwen to Casanova, and playing bags up at his local drinkery.

Preceded in death by grandparents; Wayne, Rosa, Elizabeth, Adrian; step-dad, Dale;  fathers-in-law, Bill and Terry, Sr; brother-in-law, Terry, Jr.  Survivors include wife, Gwen “Stinky”; children, Lauryn (Jake) and Ryan (Clarissa); parents, Cathy and Ronald Sr (Sharon); brother, Charlie; mother-in-law, Barb; brother-in-law, Justin (Patti); many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and step-siblings.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.



  • Cindy Romero Posted May 4, 2021 2:02 pm

    Gwen, Lauryn, Jake, Ryan, Clarissa,
    Lucky & Tucker. My deepest condolences to everyone.
    I loved Sam like a brother.

    Your 1st cousin,
    Cindy Romero

  • Gerry and Sharen Berglund Posted May 4, 2021 5:07 pm

    Sam was a great guy. He will be missed by so many. It was evident how much he loved his family and friends. He was so proud of his children and extremely in love with his bride, Gwen. He would want you to continue living and loving life, knowing that some day you will be reunited in heaven. We love ❤️ you all.

  • Nelson Young Posted May 4, 2021 5:44 pm

    It is apparent that God needs a good man up there.

  • Dee Dee Pierce Posted May 4, 2021 9:29 pm

    My heart goes out to your whole family; you guys have been so good to my daughter Clarissa and she loves you like family too!! I wish I could take away your pain but; I’ll never be able to.. Just know you have so many people who love you!!

    Love Dee Dee

  • Janyce Dawson Posted May 5, 2021 5:15 am

    I could not believe it when I read the name in the paper and yet here you are. On behalf of myself and my husband, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family. Sam will be sorely missed.

  • Jed Vardaman Posted May 5, 2021 6:55 am

    From high school to a roommate at college Sam was a true pleasure to be around. Peace be with the family during these grieving times. RIP brother.

  • Steve Harmon Posted May 5, 2021 7:31 am

    Sincere condolences to all Sam’s family and friends. Our prayers are with you.

  • Jeff and Dee Southworth Posted May 5, 2021 7:48 am

    Sammy was the light of so many lives. What a honor to call him our friends. God bless him and your family

  • Tim Galvan Posted May 5, 2021 9:13 pm

    We are very sorry to hear about Sam . If there is anything we can do for you Gwen please let me know . Prayers to you and your family .
    Tim Galvan and family

  • Philip wright Posted May 6, 2021 8:21 am

    My heart is full of sadness today. Thanks for beening a friend. My condolences to Gwen and the family. .

  • Holly A Fenn Posted May 6, 2021 9:03 am

    My condolences to family and friends, Sam was a great guy for so many reasons and his absence will be felt forever by a great many people! Love you to all.

  • Ryan Figgins Posted May 6, 2021 9:07 am

    What a beautiful tribute to an extraordinary man. So true about Sam “never meeting a stranger”. I certainly idolize that and will continue to think like Sam with every human I meet. Bless the Young family and rest easy Sam.

  • Andrea Sortino Posted May 6, 2021 9:24 am

    I’m so sorry Lauryn to you and your family. My heart goes out to you. What a wonderful dad he must have been. He talked about you all the time to us. He was like a father figure to us as well at the office. It was such a joy coming into work with him as our boss, there was NEVER a dull moment and we loved him to pieces as so many people did. My prayers to your family.

  • Roger and Becky Oppliger Posted May 7, 2021 8:33 am

    Gwen and Family, We are sending or Prayers and Symphathy to you all. We were so shocked to hear about Sam, since we moved to Blair we just don’t see anyone from Omaha. So we heard about it on FB, what a shock. We always enjoyed talking with you two so much. Gwen take care of yourself, remember Sam is there by your side all the time. He truly loved you. Love from both Us, Roger and Becky

  • Sue Bolton Posted May 8, 2021 8:58 am

    Praying for you and your family.
    Your second cousin,
    Sue Bolton

  • Patty Bolton Posted May 8, 2021 9:08 am

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

    Your 2nd cousin
    Patty Bolton

  • Sandy Burke Posted May 8, 2021 12:47 pm

    Sad to hear about Sam had not seen or heard from Sam since high school always had a smile and treated everyone the same prayers for family 🙏

  • Victoria Romero Posted May 8, 2021 1:28 pm

    Gwen and Family: Sending prayers to your family. Sam was a great person and always was the life of the party. I will miss him dearly.

  • Jill Anne Ryan Posted May 8, 2021 5:53 pm

    Sending prayers and love to Sam’s family and friends.

  • Gordon McKinney Posted June 4, 2021 5:45 pm

    I met Sam in junior high school, and like so many others, I immediately knew he was someone special.. It was an honor to have known Sam, and to call him my friend. RIP buddy!

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