Beaver City, Nebraska.


Richard I. Taylor, age 62 of Beaver City, Nebraska died Wednesday June 8th 2011, at his home after a yearlong battle with cancer.  He was born June 25, 1948 in Norton, Kansas to Cecil and Helen (Perkins) Taylor.


Richard grew up in the Precept, Nebraska area and graduated from Beaver City High School with the Class of 1966.  Following graduation, he attended the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, Nebraska where he received an Associate’s degree.  He entered the US Army March 12, 1969 serving his tour of duty in Vietnam.  Richard was honorably discharged June 8, 1971 and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals for his service.  He returned to the Curtis area following his discharge and worked for the Roscoe Carr family.  He married Donna Hanes in 1972 and to this 21 year union four children were born.  In 1974 they moved to Alma, Nebraska where he worked as a mechanic and helped on the family farm.    The family returned to the Precept area in the late 70's.  Richard began his 22 year career with the United States Postal Service in 1984.  After retirement, he continued to farm with his son Mike in the Precept area. Richard was a member of Faith Community Church, former Post Commander of the VFW, and a member of the American Legion Post #28.  He also belonged to Rural Letter Carriers Association.


He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Abigail Reiser, two nephews Brad Holmes and Anthony Grothen and special friend Mary Jo Dutton.

Survivors include Son, Michael and wife Jodi Taylor of Beaver City, NE; daughters, Lisa and husband Larry Reiser of Sidney, NE, Angie and husband Kyle Woodring of Beaver City, NE, Natalie and husband Cody Linner of Norton, KS; and eight grandchildren  Brother; Elvin and wife Joyce Taylor of Syracuse, NE, Sisters;  Joyce and husband Clair Holmes of Hershey, NE,  Dorothy and husband Gene Beck of Knoxville, TN, Arlene and husband Jim Cross of North Platte, NE, Leta and husband Dennis Grothen of Hastings, NE,  and good friend Nancy Long of Arapahoe, NE.


Viewing and visitation will be Saturday, June 11, 9 AM until 8 PM and Sunday, 1 PM until 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to services Monday at the church.  Funeral services will be Monday, June 13, at 10:05 AM at Faith Community Church in Beaver City with Pastor Dwain Fowler, officiating.  Burial with Military honors will follow at Precept Cemetery, rural Beaver City, Nebraska.  Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska in charge of services. Condolences or personal reflections can be left at

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