The Ottumwa Courier


June 18, 2013

Jeffrey Taylor

BLOOMFIELD — Jeffrey Lynn Taylor, 47 of rural Utica, Minn., formerly of Bloomfield, died accidently June 15, 2013.

Jeff was born Nov. 18, 1965 in Bloomfield to Laverne and Carol Joyce (Howk) Taylor. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1984. Throughout his school years, he worked at Taylor Feed and Seed. On Feb. 21, 1987, Jeff married his best friend, Loretta “Lori” Harris at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Jeff worked at Rockwell International in Fairfield for nine years and Troy Elevator in Bloomfield for nine years. In 2002, Jeff and Lori moved their family to rural Utica, Minn., where Jeff took a job with Ag Specialists – Big Gain of St. Charles where he worked for the last 11 years and was recently promoted to Southeast Regional Dealer Manager. Jeff was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rochester, Minn.Jeff loved fishing, being outdoors, playing cards, jeepin’ and spending time in the shop. He also enjoyed raising cattle with his boys.

He is survived by his wife, Lori; two sons, Luke (Nichole) and Clint (Hanna Adams); and one grandson on the way; parents, Laverne and Carol Joyce of Bloomfield; siblings; Debbie (Randy) Huggins, Denny (Deb) Taylor and Randy (Lisa) Taylor, all of Bloomfield; mother- and father-in-law, Russell (Joann) Harris of Russell; sister-in-law, Denice Blaine of Memphis, Mo.; nine nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service in St. Charles, Minn.; the Rev. Russell Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Pilot Mound Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the start of the service. A memorial service will also be held at a later date in Bloomfield and details will be announced once they become available.

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