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Dustin Taylor

Dustin Taylor

Jan. 10, 1979-July 2, 2014

Dustin James Taylor, 35, of Detroit Lakes, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Grand Forks, N.D.

Dustin James Taylor was born to Wayne and Jean (Brown) Taylor on January 10, 1979 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1997 and later attended college in California. He eventually returned to the area, living in Fargo for several years before he settled in the Detroit Lakes area.

Dustin was a beloved son, cousin, grandson and nephew; an overly protective brother to his two sisters, who he could always make laugh; a favorite uncle and loyal companion.

Dustin had a heart of gold and loved with his whole heart. Dustin's smile was irresistible; it lit up a room and warmed the hearts of anyone in his presence. Dustin was a skilled sales representative while living in Fargo. He enjoyed and appreciated the faithful following of his many customers.

Surviving Dustin are his sister, Karlie (Preston) Johnson of Forest Lake, Minn.; nieces, Odessa Taylor and Addisen Johnson; nephews, Tyreik Taylor Roberts and Benjamin Johnson; his mother, Jean Taylor; his father, Wayne (Bea) Taylor; and his grandmothers, Darlene Taylor and Sylvia Brown, all of Detroit Lakes; and his fiance, Katherine Byzewski of Grand Forks.

Preceding him in death were his sister, Summer Taylor and his grandfathers, Harlan Taylor and Charles Brown.

There will be a celebration of Dustin's life, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at his mother's home, 21506 Coaley Bay Drive, Detroit Lakes.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at