Donald W. Taylor, 65, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Don was born August 20, 1950 in Decatur, Illinois to Donald C. and Alice (Martin) Taylor. He was employed at Fiat Chrysler Corp. for 45 years. He married Janet G. Barnes on June 26, 2007 in Oregon, IL. Don enjoyed yard work, off road racing and watching Bears football. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family.
Don is survived by his wife, Janet, five children: Shane Taylor of Sterling, IL, Deanna Taylor-Reynolds of Poplar Grove, IL, Megan Gregory of Rockford, IL, Tonia (Corey) Madsen of Rochelle and Jennifer Underhill of Rochelle; 11 grandchildren: Shane C. Taylor, McKayla Montgomery, Dominque Taylor, Nick Allen, Devon Reynolds, Gary Helfvogt Jr., Makenna Tegard, Alexis Pillion, Nicholas Pillion, Michael Turner and Desirae Turner; four great-grandchildren: Wesley Taylor, Preston Taylor, Jessilynn Avery Hambley Mendez and Joshua Cruz Turner; four sisters: Joyce (Tom) Walden of East Peoria, IL, Carolyn (Mike) Dyer of Rochelle, Liz Anning of Rochelle and Sue Rowley of Dixon, IL and multiple nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be from 9:00 - 12:00, Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle. The funeral will follow at 12:00 P.M., Saturday with Chaplain Judy Williams officiating. Cremation rites will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the family. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.
Source: Unger Funeral Home Obit
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