Ronald "Dean" Taylor, age 78, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 21, 2013 at University Hospital in Madison. He was born in Leland on July 15, 1934 to the late Vernon and Edna (Fuchs) Taylor. He graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1952, where he excelled in baseball and basketball. Dean enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. Upon returning from the service he married Helen Kraemer on April 7, 1956 at St. Luke's in Plain. He owned and operated Dean's Masonry for many years and was proud to work with his son's, Tim and Terry, who now operate the business. Dean was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, trail rides in the golf cart and bowling on the Dean's Masonry Bowling Team. He is a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and former member of the Plain Legion.
Dean is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen. Four sons; Tim (Jeanne), Prairie du Sac; Terry (Karen), Prairie du Sac; Torey, Harmony Grove; and Rod (Lisa), Greenville. Two grandchildren; Lewis (Amanda) Taylor, and Stella Taylor. One great-grandchild, Waylon Taylor. Three sisters; Yvonne Brewer, Marlys Yarowski, and Rita Merkel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Bob Brewer.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:30am at ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sauk City. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at the HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, where a rosary will be prayed at 2:30pm.