Michael R. Taylor

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Michael R. Taylor passed away at his home in the afternoon of August 6, 2019 after a long and valiant battle with cancer, his loving wife by his side.
Michael Robert Taylor was born October 17, 1940 in Boone, Iowa, the son of Robert and Eva (Foote) Taylor. He was a 1958 graduate of Clinton High School. He attended Clinton Junior College and Stout State College in Menomonie, Wisconsin. He married Belinda Komperud in Galesville, Wisconsin on September 2, 1961.
Michael worked for the Clinton Community Schools for 38 years as a vocational teacher mostly in the auto mechanic department.
He is survived by his loving wife Belinda Taylor of Clinton; two children: Linda May Taylor of Camden, Indiana and Michael Robert Taylor of Frederick, Maryland; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
The Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory is honored to serve the Taylor family and online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at www.snellzornig.com.
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Rita Sheker
Aug 11, 2019
Though I only new Mike for a few short years I was graced by his sense of humor ,his calling to teach and his talent to create stained glass. He was a specisl man with a special wife who loved him to the fullest. He will be missed by all who kneq him. My deepest sympathy to you Belinda your strength through this tragedy was tremendous. ♥️
Clark Rutledge
Aug 09, 2019
I to was party of the Willany Dr gang, and if my brother were still here today her would tell you what an impact he had on his life, giving Cory the told to build 3 mustangs and a corvair. Cars were one of his great joys in his all to short life, thank you for sharing him with all of us.
Trisha Elliott
Aug 09, 2019
Mr. Taylor was a great auto teacher. I had a ton of fun in his class. He knew the best way to get alot of info across easily. Always looked forward to going to school because of him. He has given me alot of tools I learned in his class that I still use today on my job. (Industerial mechanic) He will be missed. Sending all good thoughts to your family. Thank you for sharing a wonderful person with all of Clinton's youth.
John Rowland Jr.
Aug 09, 2019
Prayers to the family for your loss. I have many memories of all of you growing up on Willany Drive.
James Lyon
Aug 09, 2019
Mr. Taylor was a great teacher. I have followed my Automotive Technician dream because of him and his classes. I actually was able to further that dream in 2004 and became the Automotive Instructor there at Clinton High School for 9 years. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Chuck Shadid
Aug 08, 2019
Mr. Taylor was the Best teacher and mentor I ever had. Not only was he a teacher and mentor, Mr. Taylor was a true Craftsman and American. I remember seeing his work in stained glass. I have always tried to emulate Mr. Taylor. His wisdom, honesty and even temperament has stuck with me in all I do. You will all be in our thought and prayers.
Matthew Wiese
Aug 08, 2019
Mr. Taylor was my most memorable teacher, and an inspiration for the profession I ventured into over 20 years ago. Always nice, always smiling (nearly always), and he made sure you understood what he was teaching you. I'm sure as a vocational teacher, you don't get the most well-behaved kids, but he handled it with grace, and he will be missed by many like myself. So very sorry for your loss.
Damian Rowland
Aug 08, 2019
Sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father, grandfather. I grew up on Willany Drive and went through all of my school years with Michael Jr., and Linda. My thoughts are with your family.
Jason stumbaugh
Aug 08, 2019
Sorry to hear this. Mr Taylor was one of my favorite teachers. I still use things he taught me daily. He helped me get my first job in the automotive world. He really cared about the students. He will be missed.
Chris Nowlin
Aug 08, 2019
My condolences to the family, Mr Taylor you will be missed
Karen (Nelson) Boles
Aug 08, 2019
Sorry for your loss he was a great teacher. I remember babying for your family during the school year. Praying for your family.
John Spitzer
Aug 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss. He was an awesome teacher (class of 89). He was very inspirational and one of my favorite teachers. Always loved his 1970 cougar Eliminator.