Cecil E. Taylor

Feb 22, 2021
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11:00 AM, Monday, March 1, 2021, at the Community Church of Hudson with military rites by the Iowa Army National Guard and the Reinbeck American Legion Post #242


for one hour prior to the service at the church


Hudson Cemetery


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Cecil E. Taylor, 90, of Hudson, Iowa, died February 22, 2021, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. 

He was born on July 3, 1930, on a farm near Hudson, the son of G. Leslie and Mary Koble Taylor.  Cecil graduated from Hudson High School in 1948 and received his Bachelor degree from the Iowa State Teachers College (University of Northern Iowa).  He was drafted into the United States Army and served during the Korean War (1953-1955). 

Cecil married Marjane Yetley on June 12, 1955, at the Chapel Church in rural Gladbrook. Together, they lived and farmed near Hudson. When Cecil wasn’t farming, he taught Junior High and High School in Cedar Falls for 36 years, retiring in 1994.  He stayed active as a member of the Hudson American Legion #559 and had served as Commander for many years. He also served as Black Hawk Township Trustee and managed the Hudson Cemetery until 2009.  Cecil was a member of the Community Church of Hudson where he served in many roles over the years. 

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjane Taylor of Hudson; two daughters, Ranae Puls of Hudson and Raquel (Jerry) Ingles of Cedar Falls; a son, Daryl (Patty) Taylor of Hudson; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. 

Cecil is preceded in death by a son, David Taylor; two brothers, Robert “Bob” Taylor and Eugene Taylor; and a sister in infancy, Edith Elaine Taylor. 

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  1. Marilyn Carlson Panosh | Feb 27, 2021


    Deepest Sympathy

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your family in this time of sorrow. 

    With Heart felt condolences

    Marilyn Carlson Panosh


  2. Jan and Rick Madson | Feb 26, 2021
    To Cecil’s entire family, we express our sadness at your loss.
  3. Sharon Bennink | Feb 25, 2021

    I am truly sorry for your loss.  Your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Your friend from Hudson Community School, Sharon Bennink



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