Mabry Junior TaylorAugust 20, 1928 ~ December 24, 2017 (age 89)
Mabry Junior Taylor, age 89 of Spring Valley died Sunday December 24, 2017 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Funeral services for Mabry Junior Taylor will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday December 28, 2017 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Rev. Betsy Dartt officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be 1hr prior to the service at the church.
He was born on August 20, 1928 in Brownsdale, MN to Mabry and Lou (Hyatt) Taylor. He attended school in Brownsdale, MN. On August 20, 1947 he was united in marriage to Betty Lou Harding in Cresco, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm in the LeRoy area then moved to a farm in rural Spring Valley in 1952. Mabry farmed and worked for the Spring Valley Creamery.
Mabry loved to spend his time outside with his John Deere tractors, going horseback riding, bird watching, and being with all his animals. He enjoyed sitting and visiting with family and friends, taking his afternoon naps, and had a green thumb for plants and flowers.
He was a longtime member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
Mabry is survived by his daughters: Linda Kern of Spring Valley, MN, Diane Grabau of Wykoff, MN, and Donna (Bob) Conlan of Preston, MN; 7 grandchildren: Rachel (Danny) Dahl, Raymond (Helen) Reese Jr., Scott (Tammy) Reese, Derek (Deb) Grabau, Darin (Kelly) Grabau, Duane (Jessica) Grabau, and Amber (Seth) Merkel; 8 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brother Jim (Connie) Taylor of Cedar Falls, IA; sisters: Rita Blake of Albert Lea, Mary Lou (Gene) Stewarts of Racine, MN, and Janice Fortney of Cedar Falls, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty Lou, daughter Darla Rae, sisters: Helen Walker, Erma Legler, and Juanita Back, and brothers Delmer Taylor and Harold Taylor.