HAMLET -- Darrel Donald "Jim" Taylor, 74, died Thursday (March 20, 2003) at the Chase County Community Hospital.
He was born June 22, 1928, on the family homestead six miles south of Wauneta, to Frank and Mabel (Hartzer) Taylor. He attended grade school at the country school south of Wauneta and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1946.
On Oct. 16, 1949, he married DeLores Ann Denker. They lived on the homestead until 1960, when they moved to a farm on the Stinking Water Creek north of Hamlet. In 1972, they moved their family to their farm on the east side of the village of Hamlet. He was a lifelong farmer.
On March 19, 1950, he was confirmed and baptized into the Christian faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Wauneta's South Divide. He also was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Wauneta.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one infant sister.
Survivors include his wife, DeLores of Hamlet; three daughters, Cindi and husband, George Hallett of Imperial, Lorna Taylor of Rosamond, Calif., and Doreen "Dodi" and husband, Gary Mohr of Enders; two sisters, Frona and husband, Leonard Kerchal and Anita and husband, Bill Reade of Benkelman; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 2 p.m. (MST), at the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Wauneta with the Rev. Greg Stuckwisch officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery of rural Wauneta.
A memorial has been established to the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Wauneta or the KNGN Radio Station of McCook.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.