Robert L. (Bob) Taylor, 85, of Hudson, Iowa, died at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.
Robert Leslie Taylor was born April 28, 1925 in on the family farm west of Hudson, the son of G. Leslie and Mary (Koble) Taylor. Bob graduated from Hudson High School in 1944. He was a lifelong farmer near Hudson.
He married Patricia Robinson on April 9, 1950 in Reinbeck. Bob worked hard and was very connected to the land. He was proud of the farm and his family, and had a gentle and tender heart inside the tough exterior. Bob was an avid collector of John Deere toy tractors and related memorabilia.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Taylor of Hudson; son Kenneth (Kathy) Taylor of Riceville; daughter Carol (Randy) Wilson of Hudson; six grandchildren: Aaron (Brandy) Wilson of Hudson, Andrew (Ginger) Wilson of Cedar Falls, Alex Wilson of Waterloo, Stephen (Faythe) Taylor of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tim (Kathy) Taylor of Mason City, and Jon (Melissa) Taylor of St. Ansgar; seven great grandchildren: Autumn Wilson, Jack and Henry Wilson, Ethan, Alexis and Braydon Taylor, and Myah Taylor; brother Cecil (Marjane) Taylor of Hudson; sister-in-law Della Taylor of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, brother Eugene and an infant sister.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Community Church of Hudson. Burial was at Hudson Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4-7:00 p.m., Friday November 26, 2010 at the Locke Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the church. Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.