Life Story / Obituary
Kenneth G. Taylor, age 82, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, December 12, 2021, at his residence. Kenneth was born in La Crosse, WI on March 9, 1939, son of the late Kenneth and June (nee: Phillips) Taylor and graduated from Logan High School “Class of 1957”.
On July 20, 1993, he was united in marriage to Gloria Sharkey in Harrison, Arkansas. Ken was employed with Racine Steel for forty-three years until their closing in 2002. In his spare time, Ken enjoyed bowling in his younger years, hunting and traveling around the states. Above all, he will be remembered fondly for his great love for his family.
Ken will be dearly missed by his loving wife of twenty-eight years, Gloria; daughters, Pamela (Michael) Longo, Marie Salinas, Teresa (Thomas) Wiegand, Christine (Timothy) Heschke; son, Dennis Ziemann; step-daughter, Victoria (Michael) Reading; former spouse/mother of his four daughters Joan Rennert (nee: Bernd); grandchildren, Kenneth (Carly) Longo, Chase Longo, Justin Longo, Rebecca (Christopher) Hill, Danialle Wood (Randy Kossow), Anthony Wood, Robert Luckfield, Rachel Wiegand, Thomas Wiegand, Dakota (Rosa) Heschke, Alyssa Heschke, Noah Heschke, Zakary and Allyson Ziemann, and Joshua Reading; 13 great grandchildren; Summer, Viviana, Layla, Alexander, Reid, AJ, Kaiden, Trenton, Caleb, Zaeliyah, Mileena, Kelsea, Myluh and one great-great grandchild; Brandon. Siblings, Gary (Bonnie) Taylor, Robert (Patricia) Taylor, Carol Salomonsen, Judy (James) Christel, Michael Taylor, Linda (Dan) Kelsey, Bonnie Olson, Dennis (Judy) Taylor, Diane (Dwain) Novak, Vickie (John) Montgomery; sister-in-law, Victoria Taylor; brother-in-law, Corey Coulson; other in-laws; nieces, nephews relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Ken was also preceded in death by his brother James Taylor; sisters, Debra Coulsen and Shirley Braddock; brother-in-law, Dan Olson; sister-in-law, Judy Taylor and son-in-law, Richard Salinas.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday December 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with a service celebrating Ken’s life to start at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at a later date at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.