Kenneth E. Taylor, Janesville, WI (1931-2014)
August 27, 1931 - June 17, 2014
Kenneth E. Taylor, age 82, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Clement J. Zablocki V.A. Medical Center, Milwaukee. He was born in Vandalia, IL, on Aug. 27, 1931, the son of Arthur and Irene (Ward) Taylor. He served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 9, 1950 until Aug. 6, 1954, and was stationed in Pensacola, FL. Kenneth graduated from Vandalia High School and Eastern Illinois University in 1957, with a degree in accounting. He married JoAnn Elwood in Peoria, IL, on Aug. 14, 1955, and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2010. He worked as an accountant for Wayne Feeds, and later as a purchasing agent for Freedom Plastics. Kenneth was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia, and a long-term member of the Vandalia Moose Club. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, enjoyed playing golf, and euchre and was an occasional casino visitor.
Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Susan (James) Pendleton of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three children: Scott, Stephen and Stacey; one sister, Elsie Freeman Park; and three brothers: Don Blair, Arthur Taylor, Jr. and Robert Taylor.
A Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL from 10 until 11 a.m. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or any veteran organization of your choice. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com