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Karl Taylor

Karl "Bud" Taylor Jr.

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Obituary

Karl “Bud” Taylor Jr., of West Bend passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee with his family and friends Irv and Terri Schroeder at his side.

He was born December 19, 1941 in West Bend to Karl Sr. and Marie (nee Jansen) Taylor. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School in Barton and graduated in 1959 from Badger High School in West Bend. Karl started working at Mercury Marine in Cedarburg before meeting his future wife, Beverly (nee Lewis) in 1965.They were married at St. Mary’s Church in Barton on September 10, 1966. Karl and Beverly have three children Jody (Michael) Filo, Darren (Jenny Fiebig) and Jessica (Michael) Rust. Karl went to MPTI to become a tool and die maker and completed his apprenticeship at Mayville Metal. He worked at AO Smith (later Tower Automotive) in Milwaukee before his retirement.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing and baseball. He taught Hunter’s Safety for twenty years. Karl loved listening to George Strait and was a lifelong Packer fan.

Karl is survived by his wife, Beverly, three children, five grandchildren Brittany (fiancé Levon Hudson) Filo, Jake (fiancée Megan Clarke) Filo, Nicole Rust, Charlie and Eli Taylor. He is further survived by his sister Carol (Perry) Swenson; brother Alec (Karen) Taylor; sister-in-law Edna (Murray) Schrader; brother-in-law Dennis Lewis; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Karl is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ruth (Larry) Zingsheim, brother Robert, sister Maryann (Ben) Kappler and baby brothers Albert and Gerald.

A Funeral Service will be at 12:00PM on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095) with Fr. Reesman presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday, March 7th from 10:00AM until 11:45AM. Interment will be in spring at New St. Mary’s Cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff at Ivy Manor building III.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:45am
    When
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 10:00am - 11:45am
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr Nathan Reesman
  • Reception

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Posted at 10:19pm
With deepest sympathy...Cindy( Filo) McDonald and Family
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Jessie's Friend - Janet & Josh Brehm

Posted at 07:55pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Elizabeth Johnson-Wiebe

Posted at 11:42am
My deepest sympathies to Beverly and his family. My husband and I taught hunters safety with Karl the last 5 years that the West Bend program ran. He was so welcoming to us young, newcomers. I'll never forget his humor and big smile.
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DARLA SCHULTZ

Posted at 02:29am
My sincere condolences. It was an honor to work with Karl and get to know both of you. Take care.
Darla and the Washington Co Preceptor Health Care Team.
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