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Beatrice "Bea" A. Taylor

April 21, 1932 ~ May 28, 2019 (age 87)


Beatrice “Bea” Taylor, age 87, of Protivin, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Accura Healthcare of Cresco.   

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Aaron Junge officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Protivin, IA, and will continue at the church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Bea was born on April 21, 1932, the second daughter of John and Lucy Berka.  She attended Rudolphinium School in Protivin, IA, and lived on a farm by Protivin.  On September 11, 1950, she married Alvin Taylor at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin.  To this union four children were born; Darrell, Harlan, Lynelle, and Allen.  Bea and Alvin always farmed on a farm north of Protivin.  Later on they moved to town but continued farming.  Bea also in later years was a cook at the Cresco Care Center.  She enjoyed ceramic painting, playing cards, cooking, gardening, and baked wonderful kolaches and rolickys. 

She was a member of the Protivin Czech Choir for many years.  Also she enjoyed Wednesday night league bowling with the Art’s Milling Team.  Bea’s faith was very important to her and she was a life-long member of the Holy Trinity Parish.  She was a wonderful and cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Bea is survived by her husband Alvin of Protivin, children Darrell of Seattle, Washington, Harlan (Avis) of Sumner, IA, Lynelle (Owen) Grube of Cambridge, MN, grandchildren Dan (Lindsey) Taylor of West Des Moines, IA, Julie (Jordan) Kruse of Waverly, IA, Greg (Wendy) Grube of Andover, MN, Laurie Grube of Laguna Beach, CA, Amanda (Jason) Hovey of Preston, MN, Nick (Melissa) Taylor of Plainfield, IA, and Tiffany (Chris) Griffin of Louisiana, MO, great-grandchildren Connor, Braelyn, Taylor, Brinlee, Otto, Stella, Trent, Alyssah, Oliver, Blake, Grace, and Gavin.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Lucy Berka, sister Arlene, son Allen, and two great-grandchildren Tyler and Baby G.

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May 30, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hindt-Hudek Protivin

Mass of Christian Burial
May 31, 2019

10:30 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Protivin, IA

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