WOODSTOCK – Steven John Taylor, 53, of Woodstock, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 1, 1959, in Milwaukee, Wis., to John and Lillian (Roth) Taylor.
He married Mary Ann Sauers on Oct. 26, 1989.
Steven was a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge. He worked as a land surveyor for many years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and he loved to go fishing. He also enjoyed cooking.
Steven truly loved spending time with his grandparents, Alfred and Rose Roth. But, most of all, he enjoyed spending time with all of his loving family members, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Taylor; his daughter, Rose Victoria Taylor (Josh Edwards) of Harvard; his grandchildren, Breeze Marie Edwards and Buddy Steven Edwards; his sister, Pamela (Eric) Saathoff of Woodstock; his nieces, Morgan and Miranda; and his cousins, Bobby, Bill, Mike and Dan Rakow and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and his aunt, Rosemary Rakow.
A memorial gathering will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The memorial gathering will continue from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the funeral home. All other services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for designation at a later date.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.