Robert Dale Taylor, 82, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton, Iowa.
Bob was born on October 2, 1934, in Franklin County, Iowa, to Frank and Florence (Kaiser) Taylor. He attended school in Hansell, Iowa. Bob was united in marriage to Dorothy Roegner on July 24, 1955, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He worked as a mechanic and a farmer. Bob was a member of the Geneva United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and yard work.
Bob is survived by his wife Dorothy of Hampton, son Dave Taylor of Geneva, daughters Deb Oelmann of Aplington, Diane Warren of Pleasant Hill, Denise Knoll of St. Peter, Minnesota, and Darlene (George) Shepherd of Ottumwa, 15 grandchildren: Traci (Reed) Aswegen, Ryan (Amanda) Oelmann, Troy (Kimberly Cahill) Warren, Tiffany (Jason) Druivenga, Josh Taylor, Tosha (Jordan Formanek) Taylor, Jason Taylor, Jay (Sara) Knoll, Jeremy (Kayla Parker) Knoll, Jared (Christianne) Knoll, Justin (Erin Baack) Knoll, Jenna (Skip Thomas) Knoll, Teri (Brian) Barney, Kristi Shepherd, and Kyle Shepherd, 9 great-grandchildren: Missy, Lexi, Britnie, Kenley, Madelyn, Connor, Mylah, Cora, Sophie, sister Grace Toomsen of Iowa Falls, sisters-in-law Ruby Van Gerpen of Overland Park, Kansas, Lois Bittner of Eldridge, Judy (Rich) Heitland of Geneva, and Jeanene Chipp of Latimer, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Gerald, Gilbert, Louis "Jim", Myrtle Hesse, Carl "Pete", and Harry.
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