In Memory of

Clarence "Bud" Leroy Taylor

September 20, 1923 - August 27, 2020
From: Spencer , IA | Originally: Spirit Lake, IA
Clarence "Bud" Leroy Taylor

Clarence "Bud" Leroy Taylor

Born: September 20, 1923
Died: August 27, 2020
Age: 96

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***The family requests that those attending the visitation and services wear a mask covering.

Clarence “Bud” Leroy Taylor, son of Bayard F. and Alta (Fink) Taylor, was born September 20, 1923, on a farm west of Langdon Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in the Spencer, Langdon, and Dickens area.  He received his education at Meadow School #6, a country school, and Lake Center High School.  His early life included farming with horses on the family farm, losing his mother at a young age, and helping out at his Uncle Leo’s and Grandma Taylor’s.

     On March 8, 1950, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Pannell in Jackson, MN.  They lived in the Langdon area, in Lake Township, farming for thirteen years. They moved to their farm near Spirit Lake in 1963, where he lived until his stroke in 2006, when he moved to Riverview Terrace in Spencer where he contracted COVID.  They had three children: Linda, Mike and Merilee.  Lorraine died in 1988.

     Bud farmed all of his life and got his start in farming through his aunt and uncle, Mabel and Leo Taylor, with whom he had worked closely.  Bud spoke of the many changes that had occurred in farming during his lifetime.  He also really enjoyed working with his cattle herd and was proud of what he had built up and raised, they were his pride and joy.  He also made sure his kids had a place to ride their horses on the farm.  His farm operation was a family affair with his children involved throughout the years.  He was actively engaged in farming until the age of 82, when he suffered a stroke.  For many years after Lorraine’s death, he and his daughters made Thursdays a night out for supper, occasionally joined by his son.  This continued while he was at RVT also.  He also enjoyed getting together with his siblings and the many meals they shared.

     Bud passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the age of 96. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Lorraine, and brothers Dale, Ralph and Marlene Taylor; and Earl and Ruth Taylor; sister, Dorothy (Robert) Beck and brother-in-law, Earl Curry, Jr.

     He is survived by his children: Linda of Spirit Lake; Mike of Spencer and Merilee of Spirit Lake; his only two grandchildren: Jayson (Deanna) Taylor of Omaha; and Jill (Troy) Fox and 2 great grandchildren, Salamae and Connor of Greeley, CO; sister, Effie Curry of Spencer; sister-in-law, Clarabelle Taylor of Minnesota; a half-brother, Melvin Taylor of Washington State; sister-in-law, Jeanette Sherman of Spencer and Evelyn Berry of Augusta, Georgia; many other relatives and friends.

     Blessed be the memory of Clarence “Bud” Taylor who will be greatly missed!!  

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor John Syvertson
Linda Taylor
Merilee Taylor
Mike Taylor
Lon Hadenfeldt
T.J. Jordan
Chris Jordan
Tom Eberle
Jim Fliss
Duane Bleeker

Bruce & Janice Johnson
Keith Johnson
Jeff & Phyllis Johnson
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
"God On The Mountain"
By Lynda Randle

"It Will Get You Where You Are Going"
By Joey & Rory
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, September 14, 2020 at 8:16 AM
“Thoughts and prayers with Linda, Mike and Merilee and family(s). I have very fond memories of coming to your place when I was a kid and when you guys would come to our place. You were a good guy and you will be missed! Love you all! ”
- Loren Hadenfeldt
Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 4:55 PM
“It was a pleasure to see Clarence in the morning and evening when I’d be working, he will be missed by all.
Much love!”
- Brady
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 4:55 PM
“Linda and Mike we are sorry to hear about your Dad. I am sure he will be greatly missed. Take care and God Bless. ”
- Terry and Mary Heidebrink
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:53 AM
Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“Sorry for your loss, I remember Bud from our Taylor reunions. He was a nice man.”
- Carla Larson
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 12:37 PM
“Mike, Linda, Merilee and family so sorry for your loss . He's at peace now. He will always be with you in your hearts. ”
- Alan and Reba Munson
Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 9:54 AM
“Bud was a lifelong friend of my father, Otto Hintz, and I heard his name many times. When father passed away last December I learned to be at peace knowing he was. I hope the same for you. God Bless.”
- Sandi Hintz Wilson
Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 9:07 AM
“Linda and merited, so sorry for the loss of your dad, I liked always talking with your dad at river view we became good friends and even after I went to work at st. Luke’s I still would stop and talk with him he loved you girl’s very much and appreciated all you did for him. I will always remember how at river view how he loved to grow tomatoes and share with everyone and he loved to play pool at the highlands , I will always remember him, and he now lives on in our heart’s. Please know your family is in my prayers”
- Amanda Guerttman
Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“I'm sorry for your loss. Clarence always spoke very highly of his family and how much he loved his kids. I am blessed to have known him. Prayers of comfort during this time of loss. ”
- Cari Seversen
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 7:24 PM
“So sorry. He will surely be missed, especially the teasing.”
- Nancy Rasmussen
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:41 PM
“Taylor family so sorry for the loss of your dad.
- nancy newgard
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:41 PM
“Merilee, Linda and Mike,
Please know that the memories you have created with your father will be with you always as you move forward each day. I am so sorry for your loss; prayers to each of you during this challenging time.”
- Jackie Paulsen
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:40 PM
“Taylor family sorry to hear this sad news.”
- nancy newgard
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 9:10 AM
“John 3:16 for God so loved the world, that he gave his One and only son, so whoever believes in him shall not perish,But have eternal life”
- P Mattheis
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 9:10 AM
“Linda and Marilee, sorry for your loss. Enjoy all the wonderful memories. Hugs to you both.
- Sally Christensen DeLoss
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