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Ralph Taylor

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ralph Taylor
Funeral services for Ralph Taylor, 74, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Military services will be conducted by American Legion -- Glen Pedersen Post No. 1.

Mr. Taylor passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at his home in Spencer.

Ralph Arnold Taylor, the son of Bayard and Alta Fink Taylor, was born April 2, 1935, in Langdon, Ia. He received his early education in country schools and then graduated from the Spencer High School. In January of 1957, Ralph entered the United States Army and served until his honorable discharge in 1959.

Ralph lived in the Langdon and Spencer area all his life. For 30 years, he worked at the Spencer Packing Plant. On Jan. 15, 1971, he married Marlene J. Erickson in Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage, they made their home in Spencer. He and Marlene owned and operated the Spencer Taxi for 10 years and he also delivered the Spencer Daily Reporter. Ralph enjoyed old cars, cooking and barbequing for his family.

Ralph passed away at his home on Dec. 23, 2009.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlene; infant son, Randy; and one brother, Dale Taylor.

He is survived by his step-son and his wife, Rodney Mayou and Susie of Laurens, Ia.; step-grandson, C.J. Mayou; two brothers: Clarence Taylor of Spencer and Earl Taylor of Dickens; two sisters: Dorothy Beck and Effie Curry and her husband, Earl -- all of Spencer, Ia.; one sister-in-law, Clarabelle Taylor of Storden, Minn.; half brother, Melvin Taylor of Vancouver, Wash.; many nieces and nephews and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.