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Lorence Taylor

March 21, 1952-Feb. 13, 2011

Lorence D. "Larry" Taylor, 58, of Detroit Lakes died Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes.

Larry Taylor was born to Willard and Vernie Beto Taylor on March 21, 1952 in Little Falls, Minn. They moved to Cushing, Minn., and then to Waubun, where Larry attended school. They later moved to Detroit Lakes, where Larry graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1970. He then attended the Detroit Lakes Vocational and Technical College.

On July 22, 1972 Larry was united in marriage to Elaine Strom in Lake Park. Larry worked for the Swift Turkey Plant in Detroit Lakes for 19 years. In 1990 he started working for the Pan O' Gold Bakery as a route delivery driver, where he was employed at the time of his death.

Larry was an avid bird watcher. He also enjoyed board games, antiques, and visiting with people. His faith was very important to him.

Surviving Larry are his wife, Elaine; two sons, Matthew (Lisa) Taylor of Mankato, Minn., and John Taylor of Detroit Lakes; two daughters, Jami (Brandon Gill) Taylor of New Hope, Minn., and Kari Taylor of Detroit Lakes; one sister, Susan Anderson of Milaca, Minn.; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Hamden Cemetery, rural Audubon.

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