Jan. 22, 1944-March 2, 2004
STURGIS, S.D. -- Garreld Arylyn Taylor, 60, died March 2, 2004, at Fort Mead Veterans Hospital in Sturgis, S.D.
He was born Jan. 22, 1944, to Charles Crandall and Martha Ellen (Grose) Taylor at Chase County Hospital. He was raised on a farm northeast of Enders. He attended grade school at District 41, Pioneer School. He then attended Chase County High School and Curtis Ag School.
He entered the military service in 1965 and served until 1967. He then served in the Army Reserve until May 1971.
In December 1965, he married Donna Jean Sturtevant. After the service he returned to Wauneta to live. He worked for Wallace construction, Crossroads, Rodney Petsch and the Chase County Roads Department. He later divorced.
He moved to Chadron and later to Rushville.
He was a volunteer fire fighter for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gene and Charles; one sister, Marjorie; and one nephew, Carl.
Survivors include three sons, Dan and wife, Kara of Holdrege, Patrick of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Jeffrey of Kearney; brother, Richard Taylor and wife, Dorothy of Wauneta; sister-in-law, Barbara of Denair, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were Monday at Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta with the Rev. Michael Laing officiating.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of the arrangements.