Howard Taylor

Howard G. Taylor, 77 of Kearney passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with Pastor Dean Pofahl officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Fire Fighters Museum. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.

Howard Gordon Taylor was born September 18, 1941 to Fred and Jenny Taylor in Minden, NE. Howard was the only child of Fred and Jenny. Howard went to and graduated from Minden High School in 1960. After School Howard worked at Bauer Motor Company, then Minden DX Terminal, before his career with Minden Lumber and Concrete Company. Howard married Judy Dornhoff on May 18, 1963 and from this union was born, Ronald Ray and Brenda Lea. Howard and Judy divorced in 1978. Howard was later blessed to find Donna Mousel and they were married in May 28th, 1985.

Howard was an avid fisherman and would try to fish any time he and Donna could escape for an hour or two. Howard was also a dedicated member of the Minden Volunteer Fire Dept and later the Kearney Fire Dept before retiring. 

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Ron and his daughter, Paige; and two great grandchildren; his daughter, Brenda; and his little pup, Gracey. Howard also leaves behind many dear friends, Gail Perdue, Mona Mousel, Don Whetstone and Brenda Jezbera. Howard was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Donna.

see August 28 Courier