George R. Taylor, 88, of O'Fallon, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home in Mascoutah, IL.
George was born on September 10, 1929 to Richard and Gladys Taylor, nee Mantle. They preceded him in death. Along with brother, Jack Taylor; and nephew, Cal Taylor.
He married Patricia Trame on September 18, 1954. Patricia preceded him in death on March 30, 1997.
George served in the United States Army as a foot soldier during the Korean Conflict. He retired from General Motors after 35 years. He was a member of the O’Fallon Masonic Lodge, Ainad Shrine, Dania Shrine Club and the Legion of Honor and the Korean War Veterans. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t build or fix. He loved going camping and fishing especially in the White River in Bull Shoals, Arkansas.
George is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Gary) Fohne of O’Fallon, IL; two granddaughters, Andrea Fohne, Megan Fohne; brother, Don (Rosie) Taylor of Mascoutah, IL; niece, Teri (Jim) Hylski; nephew, Todd (Mary) Taylor; and great-nephew, Jake Taylor.
The family would like to thank the Staff of Mar-Ka Nursing Home for their love, care and compassion that was given to George during his stay.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home 301 South Lincoln Avenue O’Fallon, Illinois 62269
Funeral Service will be at Schildknecht Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Martha Thierheimer officiating.
Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.