Terry D. Taylor, 58, of Tomah, died May 26, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 24, 1953 to Walter and Jean (Mizer) Taylor. He grew up in the Oakdale area, and was a member of the Tomah Senior High School Class of 1971. He was united in marriage to Rita Schaeffer on October 1, 1977 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Norwalk. He worked at Toro for 17 years. Terry was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He was a simple and soft spoken man. Terry loved to fish, he was able to take “a bucket List” fishing trip in the last weeks to Northern Minnesota, where he won the fishing trophy for the biggest Perch. He always said a bad day can be a good day as long as you have a fishing pole, water, and a minnow on your hook. He especially enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to fish, and the look on their faces when they had a new experience. He was a devoted husband and provider, a loving father, grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Rita, a daughter Samantha, a son Terry J (special friend Betty Kutschan) both of Tomah, 5 grandchildren Seth, Dakota, and Bradly Taylor, Brittany and Jared Kutschan, 9 brothers and sisters Geraldine (Merle) Adams of Pickerel, Meredith Eisfeldt of Tomah, Walter Jr. (Patricia) Taylor of Brookfield, Robert (Patricia) Taylor of Tomah, Don (Mary) Taylor of Hillsboro, Patricia (Harry) Smith of Rockford, IL, Richard (Lori) Taylor of Rockford, Il, Sherry (Steve) Gunder of Tomah, Ralph (Mary Joe) Bolton of Janesville, 6 brothers and sisters in-law, Bill (Ida) Schaefer, Betty (Steve) Stone, and Kathy (David) Brown all of Norwalk, Duane (Hermina) Schaefer of San Antonio, TX, and John Lawrensen of Mississippi, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Proceeded in death by his parents, a grandson Anthony Taylor, 4 sisters, Betty Butterfuss, Jacqueline Carlisle, Mary Lou Schultz, and Laureen Lawrensen, a brother Larry Taylor, 3 brothers-in-law Ben Carlisle, Leonard Butterfuss, and Ken Eisfeldt, and 2 sisters-in-law Bonita Schaefer, and Charlotte Taylor.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 3:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah. Msgr Richard W. Gilles will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah and on Wednesday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com