John “Jack” Taylor age 73 of Westbrook, formerly of Storden, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at his home after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28 at the Westbrook Funeral Home. Private family burial will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
John “Jack” Leroy Taylor was born October 31, 1942 in Spencer, Iowa to Dale and Clara (Reeverts) Taylor. He attended school in Storden. Jack worked construction in several locations. He enjoyed traveling with his mules in a covered wagon. Jack was a modern day cowboy who was born 100 years after his time. He loved telling stories and visiting with people. Jack was a collector who enjoyed going to auctions, reading, and coon hunting.
Jack is survived by his son Dale of Westbrook; grandchildren: Jackie of Newton, IA, Dalton of Westbrook, Chelsey of Ocheyedan, IA, Dustin of Newton, IA, and Jenny of Walnut Grove; 4 great grandchildren: Sophie, Parker, Jaxson, and Rylee; mother Clara Taylor of Tracy; siblings: Charles (Louise) Taylor of Storden, Nancy (Jerry) Rasmussen of Woodville, WI, Jerry (Kathy) Taylor of Storden, and Cindy (Dave) Swenhaugen of Tracy; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his fate Dale and sister Janice Marsh.