A funeral service for Pat will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church Foundation. The funeral will be live-streamed on Algona First United Methodist Church Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/AlgonaFirstUnitedMethodistChurch/
Patricia "Pat" A. (Matzener) Taylor was born December 2, 1929, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Harvey and Harriet (Jenks) Matzener. She grew up in Ledyard, IA graduating from Ledyard Consolidated School in 1948.
She was united in marriage to Dean Taylor on August 28, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale.
Pat enjoyed spending time with family and friends, dancing, listening to music, flowers, and watching birds. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women group, the Pin and needles sewing club, the Eastern Star, and an over 50 year member of the United Methodist Church. Her family was the most important thing to her along with her strong faith and her friends.
Pat died Friday, April 23, 2021, with her daughter Ann by her side at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. She was 91.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Taylor- Christman of Trinidad, TX; grandchildren, Nicole Burlage of Marion and Nathan Taylor of Ankeny; great-grandchildren, Sydney Burlage of Marion, and step-grandson, Rick S Christman of Modesto, CA, and wife Tami, and many nieces.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dean in 2001; son, Craig in 2009; son-in-law, Richard Christman in 2020; two sisters and two brothers.
" I\'m so sorry to hear about Pat. We were neighbors in the apartments in Algona for a few years. She was a wonderful neighbor and I always enjoyed seeing her around. Ironically, I moved to Ledyard when I got married and she said she was from there! My sympathies to Pat\'s family. Roxanne (Vaske) Wibben"
"My heartfelt prayers are extended to the Taylor Families during their time. Rest in the heavens above and continue to shine always.. With Heartfelt Love and Prayers, Mark J.VonBank-Park Rapids,Mn. -[formerly of Algona, Iowa.]"
"So sad to hear of Pat\'s passing. My deepest sympathies to her family. I had the pleasure of knowing her through the garden center. She was always so sweet and easy to please. We always had to have a visit when I delivered her baskets. She will be missed."
"With Pat Taylor\'s passing, an era for the Taylor family ends. She was the last member of her generation to still live in Algona. No one else in the family lives there now, which seems so strange. She was an extremely devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; equally dedicated to her lifelong work at her church. It was always a pleasure to speak to her, and to catch up and reminisce about our mutual friends and family members. May the good Lord bless and keep her, and may we always maintain our kind memories of her.
San Diego, California"