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Richville, Minn. ó James J. Taylor, age 85, formerly of Humboldt, died Tuesday, February 7, 2006, following a short illness. Funeral services were 11:00 am. on Friday, February, 10, 2006, at Our Saviourís Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Burial was in the Union Cemetery in Humboldt.

James J Taylor was born November 4, 1920, at Rolfe. He attended and graduated from Rolfe High School in 1940, and served in the Navy from 1942- 1945. He then married Arlene Taylor and they farmed for over thirty years in the Pioneer area. When they retired from farming they moved to Okoboji where they made their home for five years. They then returned to Humboldt where they made their home until Arlene passed away in 1999. He continued to lived in Humboldt until he was united in marriage to Elda Kloth in April 2001 and then they made their home near Richville, Minn,, and wintered near Los Fresnos, Texas. They enjoyed their time together living on Dead Lake near Richville, Minn., where they were able to spend time fishing, which was a favorite pastime they both enjoyed.

Jim was a member of Our Saviourís Lutheran Church in Humboldt and the Humboldt American Legion.

He was a loving father, husband and grandfather, and his family was so very important to him. He will he deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Elda; two daughters and their spouses, Judy and Ken Egli of Barnum and Jane and Vernon Pastour of Mitchellville; three step daughters and their spouses, Pat and Morris VanDuynhoven of Chaska, Minn., Kathy and Steve Erpenbach of Victoria, Minn., and Nancy and Brad Bruers of Victoria, Minn.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marge Kohl of Scottsdale, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Taylor; wife, Arlene; brother, Wallace; and two sisters, Rosemary and Betty.