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John Russell Taylor

February 21, 1928 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 92)

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John R. Taylor : 92, of Elkhorn, WI died Thursday April 16, 2020 at Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison, WI.  John was born February 21, 1928 in Shawnee, OK.  He was the son of the late John R. and Mary L. (DeGraff) Taylor Sr.  John served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was united in marriage to his wife Joyce on December 1, 1951.  He worked as a carpenter all of his life working at Barnes & Taylor Construction and Elkhorn Kitchen Mart.  He enjoyed golfing, antiquing and woodworking.  He belonged to the Elkhorn VFW Post # 6375 and after his retirement he worked as a ranger for over 10 years at Evergreen Country Club.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed by his two daughters: Julie Ross of Waunakee, WI and Jean (Bob) Bonner of Port Washington, WI, his four grandchildren: John (Macey) Bonner of Gilbert, AZ, Joey (Fiancee Carly Caputa) Bonner of Minneapolis, MN, Bryan Ross of Waunakee, WI and Jillian (Riley) Spetz of Unalaska, AK, his two great-grandchildren: Charlotte and Madelyn Bonner and by nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.  John was preceded in death by his wife Joyce,his son-in-law: Robin Ross and a special lady friend Shirley Sittler, and by his sister Nancy Fare.  A Private Graveside Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at Roselawn Memory Gardens.  Memorials may be made in John’s name to: Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital c/o Community Relations 2500 Overlook Terrace Madison, WI 53705.  On-line guestbook is at  Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Elkhorn, WI is assisting the Taylor family.

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Private Family Services

Roselawn Memory Gardens
Hwy 50 and 67
Lake Geneva, WI 53147


Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
c/o Community Relations 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison WI 53705

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