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Don Taylor(1930 - 2014)

Donald "Don" R. Taylor, 83

St. Cloud

August 23, 1930 - April 13, 2014

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids for Donald "Don" R. Taylor, age 83, of St. Cloud who died Sunday at his home after a four year struggle with lymphoma.  Rev. Dan Mrakovich will officiate and burial will be private in La Crosse, WI.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Don was born in Minneapolis, MN to Bertha and Art Taylor.  He attended La Crosse High School and then went on to Macalester College where he earned a degree in Medical Technology, and then the University of Wisconsin where he earned a degree in Cytotechnology.  Don worked in hospitals in Winona, MN, Dubuque, IA, and finally at the VAMC in St. Cloud where he retired in 1994.  He married Sheila Taylor in Duluth, MN on July 18, 1985.  Don loved the Green Bay Packers, reading, especially his Bible, golfing with his friends, playing pool at Whitney, crossword puzzles, cribbage, reading mysteries, and playing with his wonderful dogs, Fritz and Heidi.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila; children, Doug (Ann) Taylor, Dan Taylor and fiancé Jeanne, Tammy Larkin and fiancé Leroy, Kathy (Bill) Spencer, Sandy Fournier and fiancé John; step children, Pat (Lori) McKinlay, Mike (Barb) McKinlay, Brett (Aime) Mushatt, Stacy (Mark) Roszkowski, Todd Prieb; and sister, Charlene Dingledein; 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Don was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marilyn Rugg; and brother, Richard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Park Fellowship Church or St. Cloud Hospital Hospice.

We are especially grateful to Dr. Lemma at Coborn Cancer Center and St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for all their help and support, and a special thank you to caregivers, Molly and Bonnie.

Obituary, Guest Book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 15, 2014
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