Kenneth D. Taylor, age 92, of Sherwood, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Kenneth was born on October 1, 1928, in Cushing, Minnesota, to the late Robert L. and Esther M (Olsen) Taylor. He married Caryol Ramsay on September 6, 1955, in Junction City, Kansas. Ken proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was stationed at Camp Lee; Virginia; Tokyo (Japan General Headquarters and the Yokohama Engineer Depot); Fort Richardson, Alaska; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Reilly, Kansas; Frankfort, Germany; Fort Richey; Forestry School at Mont Alto, Pennsylvania; Korea; Washington and Lee University; Vietnam; and the Appleton National Guard. Following his career in the military, Ken earned a degree and license as a real estate broker. He retired in 2005. His real estate career spanned more than three decades. Ken was given the blessing to serve the Lord through the church and the Gideon Society. He served Gideon International as state president.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Caryol; his son, Kenneth (Christine) Taylor; his daughter, Kimberly Taylor (Eric West); his sister, Loretta (Richard) Wolf; his grandsons, Peter West and Eli West; brother-in-law, Dean (Cheryl) Ramsey; sisters-in-law, Sonja (Robert) Spilde and Mary Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Leslie Taylor and Lewis Taylor; and his dear granddaughter, Annika.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 7, 2021, at APPLETON ALLIANCE CHURCH, 2693 W. Grand Chute Boulevard, Grand Chute. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 9:00 AM until 9:30 AM, funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, with full military honors.