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Edward F. Taylor, 85 of Cottage Grove WI, formerly of Pardeeville WI passed away on March 8, 2018. He was born a fool on April 1, 1932 in Milwaukee WI to parents Walter and Edna (Pender) Taylor. On August 6, 1955 he married Janet Petri. Janet passed away on February 22, 1998. He Married Karen Ball on May 11, 2002.
Edward graduated from Bayview High School Milwaukee, WI in 1950. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1951 and served until 1955. He served as a Sargent in the Wisconsin State Patrol, Owned and operated “The Mug” drive in restaurant in Pardeeville, drove for Greyhound Lines, Klemm Transportation, and Veterans transportation. He was an instructor at MATC for the Public Safety Department, served on the Pardeeville School Board, served on the Branch and Pardeeville Fire Departments, member of the Yellow Thunder Officiating Organization, member of the American Legion Post #215 Pardeeville WI. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and camping. He was very fond and proud of his family.
He is survived by his wife Karen, sons, Paul (Diane) Taylor, Dennis (friend Janet Dean), Jim (Patty) Taylor, Dan (Dynae) Taylor, Paul (Chris) Corcoran. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Justin Taylor (friend Christina), Joshua Taylor, Quintin Taylor, Walter and Andrew Taylor, Finn Taylor, Kelley (friend Alex) Corcoran, Kasey (Jason) Gerner. One Great Grandchild, Payton Gerner. He is survived by sisters, Inez Nelson, Suzanne Taylor,brother Jeffrey Taylor, Sisters-in-law, Paula Kurtzweil, Shirley Petri, Brothers-in-law Peter Webster, David (Carole) Webster, and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Taylor (nee Petri), infant grandson, Dennis C. Taylor, Parents, Walter and Edna Taylor, Brother –in-law Tom Petri, and Sister-in-law Sharon Webster.
Visitation is March 17, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. at Grasse Funeral Home in Pardeeville, WI. A celebration of Ed’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. which will be led by Paul Taylor. Burial of the ashes will be in the afternoon at Pardeeville Cemetery. Ed’s request is to have donations made to Madison PBS in lieu of flowers.
Heartfelt thanks to Doctors Al Musa and staff, Ed Ahrens, Chris Eggert, Frank Jung, and Laurie Tierney, PA-C for their exceptional care and goodwill