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Daniel L. Taylor

Birth Date: August 5, 1940
Death Date: February 28, 2018

Decatur – Daniel L. Taylor, 77, of Forsyth passed away on February 28th with his loving wife by his side.

Dan was born on August 5th, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio. He married Jean (Schmidt) on September 28, 1974 in Decatur, IL. He attended Heidelberg college, received his engineering degree at Ohio State, and his MBA at Illinois State. He worked at AE Staley for 15 years and represented Hydrotex for 32 years.

Dan is survived by his wife, Jean, his sister Donnalee Taylor, his children Robert and Sue (Mastin) Muschal, Katherine Eubank, Mark Muschal, Andrew Taylor, his grandchildren Megan Muschal, Sarah Trumbull, Katie Dickerson, Megan Harris, Britney Norman, Alyssa Muschal, Sophia Taylor, Julen Taylor, and 10 great grandchildren.

Dan enjoyed playing bridge and euchre as well as traveling anywhere he could talk Jean into going. He was also an avid reader and a diehard Buckeye football fan.

Visitation will be Sunday April 8, 2018, from 2 to 3 pm at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral. Funeral service to celebrate his life will be 3 pm in the funeral home.

The family of Daniel L. Taylor is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Funeral Service
April 8, 2018
3:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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April 8, 2018
2:00 pm
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Thank you Allen, I do not know you but have had many conversations with Dan, Jim and Sandy about your times together. Dan turned out to be a wonderful loving caring person, husband and father.

  2. Dan was a fellow Hydrotexer, always a great friend. The world is a better place because of his presence
    My sincere condolences to Jean and family.
    John Powell. West Point, iowa

  3. Dear Jean,

    Dan was an important part of my social fabric during high school in Toledo. Danny was our alpha-male in a group that included Jim Tellefsen, Jerry Mills, me, and many others of whom I'm not even aware. As one of his peers his passing as well as the recent passing of Jim are acute reminders of where we are along life's journey.

    It was an honour to have known Dan during my formative years. I send my sincere condolences to you, your children, and all the members of your family.

    Most sincerely,
    Allen C. Stoolmiller

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