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May 19, 1934 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old


John “Ronnie” Taylor, 89, of Rockford, Illinois formerly of DeKalb passed away Friday, January 26, 2024, at Fair Oaks Rehab and Health Care Center in South Beloit, Illinois.

He was born May 19, 1934, in DeKalb, Illinois, the son of John Wesley and Hattie (Elliott) Taylor. He married Aleda Mae Quam in 1962 in Rockford Il.

Ronnie was employed by Rockford Township Highway Department many years ago and in his retirement years he enjoyed volunteering his time advocating Union rights. 

Ronnie enjoyed going “up home” to their “shack” in Wisconsin with Aleda and family where a lifetime of memories were made. He took pride in the harvest of gardens him and Aleda would tend. Ronnie loved everything Chicago Bears, NASCAR racing and taking care of animals of all species. 

He is survived by his stepson Rick(Lillian) Quam, granddaughter/caretaker Dawn(Mitch) Polaski, granddaughter, Deeann Davison and grandson Daren Quam. Many great granddaughters and special nieces Denise and Debbie. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Aleda Quam, his siblings and step-son Bruce Quam. His dog Pudgie and Cat Blondie. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to St. Croix Hospice and their wonderful staff. 

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 1pm at Fairview Park Cemetery, 1600 S 1st St. DeKalb, IL 60115.

Memorials can be made to Winnebago County Animal Shelter.

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Graveside Service
February 1, 2024

1:00 PM
Fairview Park Cemetery
1600 S 1st St
DeKalb, IL 60115


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