Daryl Dean Taylor was born April 24, 1927, to Ray A. and Leona M. (Zwieg) Taylor on the family farm near Exeter and passed away at his home June 9, 2021, at The Lexington Assisted Living Center in Lincoln at the age of 94. He was one of three children.
Daryl went to country school through the eighth grade and then to Exeter High School, graduating in 1944. He served in the Army from September 1945 to November 1946. He was inducted at Fort Leavenworth and was transferred to Fort Bliss. Upon his return home from the Army, he farmed with his dad. On Jan. 10, 1954, he married Shirley A. Rhodes and they lived on the farm north of Exeter, and to them four children were born. In 1989, Daryl and Shirley retired from farming and moved to Cordova.
Daryl was a 72-year member of the Cordova American Legion Post 359 and a member of the United Methodist Church in Exeter for 79 years. He served as a 4-H leader for the Four Corners 4-H Club in Cordova, and he was a retired member of the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department. In his earlier years, he raised registered Suffolk sheep and worked as a carpenter at Boren Lumber Company in Exeter during the winter months. Daryl enjoyed working and helping at many sales for Larsen & Associates Auctioneers. He enjoyed golfing and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Daryl was preceded in death by his parents and wife; daughters, Lynn Marie Taylor and Cindy Korsakas; and a sister, Donna Baller.
He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Taylor of Lincoln, and Kathy Wiemer of York; son-in-law, Mike Korsakas of Lincoln; sister, Darleene Becker of Lincoln; grandchildren, Michael (Ashley) Korsakas, Mark Korsakas, Mindy Wiemer (Stacy McCandless), Alysson Meyer, Jessica Wiemer, Jacob Wiemer; great-grandchildren Jaylin McCandless, Hannah Meyer and Logunn Meyer; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service for Daryl was June 22 at the United Methodist Church in Exeter. Pastor Murry Johnston officiated. Delores Bailey accompanied the congregation in the singing of “How Great Thou Art” and “In The Garden.”
Honorary Pallbearers included Michael Korsakas, Mark Korsakas, Jacob Wiemer, Mindy Wiemer, Alysson (Wiemer) Meyer and Jessica Wiemer.
A private committal of ashes was in the Exeter Cemetery prior to the memorial service with military honors performed by the Lauritche Petersen Cordova American Legion Post 359. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences can be left for the family at www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com