Randy B. Taylor, 67
of Valparaiso, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
He was born
December 18, 1951, in Newport, AR, to E H and Rachel (Almeta) Taylor.
Randy made his
career as the Superintendent of the Valparaiso Sewer Department and a Pipe
Mechanic with Valparaiso City Utilities, where he retired after over 48
years of service. He was a 4-H Muzzle Loader Instructor and a member of the
Savvy Sidekicks Horse Club. Randy enjoyed gardening, hunting deer and
squirrels, cutting wood, working on cars, roller skating, bowling, cooking,
and watching TV Western series and movies. He also spent many years selling
tickets, cutting grass, and working security at the 49-er Drive-In in
Valparaiso. Randy will be remembered fondly as a funny, quiet, helpful, and
generous man, who was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather.
He will be deeply missed.
On January 27,
1973, in Valparaiso, Randy married Karen Williams, who survives, along with
their children: Kandy (Joe) Hanrath of Valparaiso, James (Jessica) Taylor of
South Bend, Natalie Taylor of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Megan, Justin,
Jackson, Luke, and Alice; and siblings: Linda Robinson and Steve (Jane)
He was preceded in
death by his parents, and his in-laws: John P. and Maxine Williams.
A visitation will
be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Moeller
Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso.
The funeral service
will begin on Friday at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial to follow at
may be made to the family for the education of Randy’s grandchildren.