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 Robert Edward Taylor

Robert Edward Taylor

Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA
Death 30 Jul 1968 (aged 49)
Livermore, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Burial Livermore, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Plot 03-61
Memorial ID 111817640 · View Source
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Veteran WW II Army

Robert was the son of Ed Taylor. He married Bernadine Staecker on January 14, 1956.

July 31, 1968 - Humboldt Republican - Two men were killed Instantly and four Injured In an explosion and fire at the Farmers Co*op Elevator at Livermore Tuesday afternoon.

Dead are Don Zittritsch 24, of Livermore, an elevator employee, and Daryl N. Burmester, 18, of Hampton, an employee of Henning Co. Industrial Service of Latimer, Iowa. Injured were John Gales, 32, of Livermore, an elevator employee; L.L. Frederick, 72, a Livermore area farmer, and his grandson, David Goerndt. 10, of Des Moines; and LeRoy H. Sheeler, 22, of Hampton, also an employee of the Henning Co.

A third man, Bob Taylor, 49, of Livermore died of an apparent heart attack about an hour and a half after the explosion. He collapsed at the Livermore Tavern and was taken to the office of a Humboldt doctor where he was declared dead.

Earlier, his father, Ed Taylor, had collapsed while viewing the site of the explosion. The elder Taylor evidently recovered sufficiently enough that he did not need to be hospitalized.

August 3, 1974 - Humboldt Independent - Funeral services for Robert Taylor will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livermore with Father J.G. Skahill officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery at Livermore. Casket bearers were Kenneth Underberg, Peter Malkmus, Gene Hanifan, Edwin Klein, Donald
Holmes, and Howard Barton.

Military rites were conducted by V.F.W. Post 5240 of Humboldt and the American Legion Otto-Field Post 415 of Livermore, Sievers Funeral Home of Humboldt was in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are his wife and parents as well as two daughters, Paula Rae, 12, and Penny Lou, 10, all of Livermore. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Howard Hoffman of Calender, Iowa.

Born at Fort Dodge, Taylor attended the Fort Dodge schools and entered the military service in 1941. After his discharge from military duty he worked with his father until purchasing the Town Tavern in Livermore in 1956.

He married the former Miss Bernadina Staecker at Blue Earth, MN January 14, 1956.

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