Norman Taylor (77) of Edgewood
Published on November 24 2012 10:09 am
Norman F. Taylor, 77 of Edgewood, died at 6:18 PM Friday, November 23, 2012 in his home.
Funeral services are 11 AM Friday, November 30, 2012 at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood with burial to follow in the Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to donor’s choice.
Norman was born on May 31, 1935 the son of James Lindsay and Mary Lucinda (Southwood) Taylor in Utica. He married Carol Marie Mercer on February 14, 1958 at Madison Ave. Methodist Church, Peoria.
He was a retired journeyman machine repairman working 32 years at Sunstrand-Sauer-Danfoss in La Salle. Norman was a proud member of L. P. class of 53 for which he played football center, but, he graduated from Ottawa High School. He attended of the Puru Church of the Nazarene, past financial secretary for U.A.W. Local 285 for 15 years, secretary for Moose Lodge of Peru, member of the Eagles of Belleview, WA, and S.A.L member of the Edgewood American Legion Post #1168, Edgewood. He was an avid hunter-fisherman and enjoyed genealogy, tracing his Taylor and Southwood families to the late 1700’s.
Surviving are his wife, Carol of Edgewood, children, Paula (Brad) Hess of Monmouth, Cindy (Duane) Duncan of Marseilles, Phillip Gregory (Willa) Taylor of Eagle Grove, IA, 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and leaves many numerous family and friends in the La Salle/Peru, Ottawa, Utica, and Edgewood areas.
Norman was the youngest of 12 children and was preceded in death by his parents, son, Norman Richard Taylor on December 3, 2009, 7 brothers, and 4 sisters.