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Richard F. Taylor

HURLEY, Wis. - Richard F. Taylor, 85, of Hurley, passed away on Sept. 17, 2023.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1937. Richard was a gentle, kind, loving husband and father, who enjoyed conversations with family and friends.

Richard served in the U.S. Army and was a decorated marksman, but he enjoyed working as a chef during his time in the Army. After his military service, Richard had a successful career at J.L. Case, where he retired in 1989.

Following his retirement, he followed his heart and became a CNA.

Richard's passion was baking, specializing in cakes. He found joy in making cakes for his loved ones' special events.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Virginia Cristo; and sister, Darla Yingling.

Richard is survived by his sons, Fred (Jill) Taylor of Las Vegas and Brian (Anne) Taylor of Kenosha; daughter, Liz (Chris) Bryant of Las Vegas; sister, JoEllen Paschkewitz; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services are to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to a charity of your choice in Richard's memory.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Richard's legacy of life. You can leave condolences or a tribute at