Jack Taylor, 86, of Winona, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Lake Winona Manor. Jack was born April 19, 1930 in Omaha, NE to G.L. and Lauretta Taylor. He grew up in Kearney, NE, graduated from Kearney High School, Kearney State College, and from Physical Therapy School at the University of Iowa. Before coming to Winona in 1960 to start a Physical Therapy Department at Winona General Hospital, he worked for Iowa State Rehab and in a private therapy practice in Marshalltown, IA. He is survived by his wife, Gerri, of 64 years; son, Todd; daughter, Tammy Low; and granddaughters, Shannon (Bobby) Carr, Taylor Low, and Nikki Taylor. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; and sister, Jean Reid Johnson. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Pleasant Valley Evangelical Free Church with Reverend Joe McConkey officiating. Visitation will follow the service at the church. Memorials can be directed to Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church, 1363 Homer Road, Winona, MN 55987 or Lake Winona Manor, 865 Mankato Ave, Winona, MN 55987. Please share a memory of Jack at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Our condolences to the family of Jack Taylor. We will miss seeing you at Winona State basketball games and the football luncheons. I worked with Jack back in the days of Community Memorial Hospital and the Stroke Unit (early 70's). Caring thoughts and prayers. Jo & Jerry Stejskal
I remember being home from college one weekend and my parents here hosting "Fat Club" that night. I think Mr. Spencer was holding court with a sing-along and I could hear all the group singing and laughing.What a joy to experience as a youth. My Parents (Mia and John) just loved the friendships and support from this group. I miss my dad and miss those times, but will always have the memories to comfort us. Cheers to Mr. Taylor who was a great friend to my parents. Kricky Martin.
I live in MARSHALLTOWN Iowa and Jack & Gerri were our neighbors and dear friends of our family. I remember many trips to Winona after they left MARSHALLTOWN and the last trip my sister and I drove our Mother up to see them and shortly after she passed away. I want the family to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and you will always have a special place in my heart❤
Sending our thoughts and prayers to you on your loss.
- Lori and Tim Smith and family
So sorry to hear of the loss of Jack. He was such a wonderful man, always happy and smiling. I was happy to serve him his White Zinfandel and Fish on Friday's at Westfield for years. I am sure he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gerri, Todd and Tammy
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may you find peace.
Sherry L Reed
Family of Jack,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked with Jack "back in the day" at Community Memorial Hospital, Jack was a man that always had a smile on his face and a friendly "good morning", a true people person. I will remember him for that.
So sorry to read about about your husband Geri. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Syl and Nona Rotering
Our love to you Gerri & family as we treasure Jack's memory. May God hold you in His loving arms & give you peace.
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