Dorothy Jean Taylor, 89, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Dorothy was born on September 3, 1928 in Edgewood, Iowa the daughter of Delbert and Sophie Hansel. She graduated from Edgewood Community. Dorothy was united in marriage to Gene Taylor on May 24, 1975 in Shueyville, Iowa. She worked as a secretary for the Iowa Electric and Power Company. Dorothy enjoyed camping, going out with friends, caring for her pets and crosswords. Dorothy was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital and a member of the King of Kings Church. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Debra Wachal of Mankato, MN; five grandchildren, Chris (Kelly) Wachal, Cheryl (Nick) Freitag, Cindy (Ryan) Keeble, Craig McBride and Jon (Tracy) LaDage; numerous great-grandchildren and a brother, J. Douglas Hansel (Jo Butterfield) of North Liberty, IA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene Taylor, two children, Dennis LaDage and Donald Michael LaDage, a grandchild, Corry McBride, seven siblings: Robert Hansel, Leon Hansel, Leonard Hansel, Janice Hansel, Curtis Hansel, Cie Hansel and Vallie (Jay) Hansel; three half siblings: Donald Hansel, Burdette Hansel and Bernice Hansel.
In Dorothy’s honor memorials may be directed to the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy: https://www.mercycare.org/services/hospice/