Elmer Joseph Younger, 96, Hays, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Hays.


He was born March 11, 1924, in rural Ellis County to Alois and Matilda (Hertel) Younger.


He married Lucille (Augustine) on Feb. 6, 1951. She preceded him in death March 16, 1983. He was a lifelong Farmer. He also was a furniture builder and did scroll saw work.


He enjoyed family time with his daughter and grandchildren. He enjoyed music and had played guitar in Angie’s Polka Band.


Survivors include a daughter, Donna McDaniel and husband, Richard, Memphis, Mo.; his grandson, Jeremy McDaniel and wife, Cynthia, Memphis; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacob and Aaron.


He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald Younger; a brother, Marvin Younger; and three sisters, Mildred Windholz, Albina Stecklein and Martina Kreutzer.


Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in St.. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.


Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Council of Ellis County in care of the funeral chapel.


Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com