Wilma M. Taylor, 99, of Charles City, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Funeral services for Wilma Taylor are at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City. Pastor Jim Beranek will officiate. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery in Rockford. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Wilma Mae Taylor was born May 4, 1914, the daughter of Harry and Marie (Hausman) Howard. She was educated in Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School. After graduation, she was employed as a cashier and bookkeeper. Wilma was united in marriage to Wayne W. Taylor June 14, 1933. The couple farmed near Rockford and Nashua until 1941, when they purchased a farm south of Charles City. In 1981 they retired from farming and moved into Charles City. Wilma was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Pythian Sisters, Floyd County Historical Society, Business and Professional Women, Help A Neighbor and Chat a Bit Club. She also was a charter member of the Charles City Art Association. Wilma volunteered as a 4-H leader and was employed as an opinion writer for "Wallace Farmer Magazine" for 20 years.
Living family members include her son Ronald and wife Nina of Decorah; five grandchildren: David Taylor and wife Karen of Tiburon, Calif., Steven Taylor of Norwalk, Brian Taylor and wife Brenda of Decorah, Robert Oakland of Minneapolis, Minn. and Crystal Griffen and husband Jesse of Charles City; six great-grandsons: Blake, Brock and Aaron Taylor, Dominick and Rusty "RJ" Barker and Dyllan Griffen; five great-granddaughters: Amanda, Gracia, Payton and Rachel Taylor and Paulina Oakland; three step-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Brad and Patrick Peterson; two step-great-granddaughters: Katrina and Evelyn Peterson; two nieces: Juanita and Kathy; along with other family members and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Marie Howard; husband, Wayne; son, Gary; and her two sisters, Kathryn Howard and Delores Norris.
The Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at hauserfh.com.