George “Jeff” Taylor

George “Jeff” Taylor
Date of Birth: July 26, 1942
Died on: August 03, 2017

Aberdeen, SD-Funeral service for George “Jeff” Taylor, 75, of Aberdeen will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Aberdeen. Pastor Tim Adams will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

There will be visitation Monday from 4-6 pm at the funeral home.

Jeff died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault, MN.

George Jeffrey Taylor, son of Maris and Dorothy (Summerside) Taylor was born July 26, 1942 in Aberdeen, SD. He attended school in Aberdeen and after graduation went to college in Moscow, ID on a United States Navy scholarship. After two years in Idaho he transferred back to Northern State College in Aberdeen where he played on the golf team. Following college Jeff enlisted in the United States Navy on July 8, 1966 where he served almost four years and attained the rank of lieutenant. He served almost two tours in Vietnam War on an aircraft carrier. Jeff was honorably discharged on December 21, 1969 and returned to Aberdeen to work at the family business, Taylor’s Seed and Hatchery. Jeff devoted his entire life to Taylor’s Seed and Taylor Crop Insurance Agency.

Jeff loved to hunt and fish starting at a very young age. He continued to enjoy these hobbies throughout his life and spent many hours in Aberdeen and in the surrounding areas doing so.

Grateful for having shared Jeff’s life are his daughter, Ashley (Nathan) Andersen-Sorensen of Faribault, MN; brothers, Steve (Barb) Taylor and Julian (Sandy) Taylor; five grandchildren, Kai Andersen, Aiden Andersen, Elise Andersen, Luca Sorensen and Annabel Sorensen.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to Alzheimer’s Association South Dakota, 1000 N West Avenue, Suite 250, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.


  1. Peggy DePaoli says:

    Jeff was one of my older cousins, and I remember sleeping in the coolest bedroom at his childhood home! All 3 of the boys were gone from home by the time I slept over at Aunt Dorothy’s. I remember thinking what a fun childhood it would be to grow up with 2 brothers sharing a huge bedroom with these beautiful built in wooden bunks! I won’t be there for the funeral, but glad that Julian and Steve will be there to support Ashley, their niece. I’m sorry to miss the good stories they will certainly share about the Taylor boys childhood antics and adventures! All my love, Peggy

  2. Patricia Summerside Reed says:

    Jeff was never anything but a complete gentleman and a friend to all. Somewhere in my photo albums I have a photo of Jeff as a teenager holding in the palm of his hand, a baby bunny that he was feeding with a bottle. He successfully bottle-raised that bunny and I believe eventually released the little guy, whom Jeff had named Alexander the Great. He loved animals both wild and domestic and was a champion of the environment. He was unfailingly generous and kind. I am proud to be his cousin.

  3. Guardian Angel says:

    Jeff was an amazing man. His heart was so kind and he had so much love to give. He taught me so much in life and he will be missed by many people. Jeff lived a beautiful life and I am so lucky that I was able to be apart of it. I know his guardian angel was waiting for him at the gates. <3 Until we meet again.

  4. Gary Angerhofer says:

    Jeff’s death made me sad. He and I were in cub scouts together in Den 5. A plaque I made as a scout project hangs proudly in my home workout area. It’s made of wood with the eight names of the pack members engraved with a wood-burning pen: Jon Anderson, Carl Anderson, Charles Hogg, Daryl Summers, Lee Hulshof, Richard Wageman, Jeff and me. Jeff and I both landed Navy ROTC scholarships while Daryl Summers landed an appointment to the Naval Academy. Not bad for Den 5 located many miles from an ocean or even a larger river.

    I remember playing with Jeff at his home near the intersection of Melgard Road and Warner Road. I thought that long narrow house near the Taylor seed store was great. We played baseball at the field next the train tracks behind Simmons Junior High. Back then it was both Junior High and elementary school. One day he broke his arm when someone ran into him. We thought that was quite funny. You know – “hey, look at this …” Not sure Jeff shared that feeling.

  5. I took care of Jeff at milestone, I always enjoyed hearing his stories of him in the military and how many different plans he’s been on. He always enjoyed talking and sharing stories. He will be missed ?

  6. Richard Silvernail says:

    I knew him as Jeffery in grade school, he will be missed by all. If my memory serves me right i do believe he went to Sacred Heart School.
    God Bless him.
    Richard Silvernail
    Omaha, NebraskaWarrington

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